Aug 30 – 31, 2018
De Rode Hoed
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

With the observation of the first gravitational-wave event from a binary neutron star, GW170817, during Advanced LIGO and Virgo's second observation run, multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves has started. The current generation of gravitational-wave detectors now serves a wide community including fundamental physics, astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology and nuclear physics. The observations to date and their widespread impact on science make the argument for future facilities quite compelling.

The two-day program of this workshop will focus on global strategies for third-generation (3G) gravitational-wave observatories and detectors, and their science case. Of particular interest is the proper coordination between the European effort proposing to build an observatory detailed by the 'Einstein Telescope' design study, and the U.S. proposal of a similar class observatory, named 'Cosmic Explorer'.

De Rode Hoed
Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam

Attendance at the workshop is limited to approximately 100 people. Some slots are reserved for invited speakers. We will initially limit registrations to 80 person to accommodate invited representatives, but will update to the full room capacity when possible. The registration fee is € 120.


The conference will be held in the Oosterhuiszaal conference room at the Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam in the center of Amsterdam.


Hotels are in downtown Amsterdam, about 10 miles / 17 km from Schiphol Airport (IATA code: AMS). On this pdf you can find hotels recommended by the Rode Hoed.

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