2-3 February 2016
Europe/Rome timezone
The annual ET symposium is organised the next 2-3 February, in Florence, Italy. You can find all the logistic information in the web site of the event: https://events.ego-gw.it/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=34
That event will be the first joint ET-LIGO 3G meeting, focusing on possible future scenarios, the scientific targets and strategies, the enabling technologies needed to realise the 3rd generation GW observatories.
The meeting will be organised around few selected talks allowing long discussions and a poster session is expected.
The structure of workshop is the following:

  • Tuesday 2nd, Morning: Global scenario
  • Tuesday 2nd, Afternoon: Technologies
  • Wednesday 3rd, morning: Global scenario and roadmapping

The workshop is preceded by a meeting focused on the next H2020 call on integration of research infrastructures to be held in the afternoon on February 1st.

Global Scenario
Analysis of the science targets of a 3G observatory and/or network. Definition of the requirements for a 3G observatory. Costs of the future infrastructures

How to arrive to a network of 3G observatories? What is the correct timing? What will be our financial strategy? Do we need a global R&D strategy? How to collaborate in order to achieve our targets?

Presentation and discussion of the enabling technologies for a 3G observatory