Scientific representatives of ET B-D-NL/MoU partners

Friday, 27 November 2020 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at Nikhef ( Zoom )

Reason and timing

Last September we have clearly entered a new phase of the ET project now that a group of research ministries has submitted an application for the status of ESFRI project (Roadmap 2021).

Outline of programme

  • Today we will update you on several developments.
  • We will discuss how our group can strengthen our position and ambitions in the “ ET arena “ and how we can better collaborate and coordinate our activities.
  • An important goal of the meeting is to identify topics where concrete collaboration between groups in our countries can be organized/stimulated [agenda item 5].
  • Also the possibility of a common position with respect to the ET governance can be explored [agenda item 3].

Zoom coordinates

The meeting room will be open from 13:45 to allow a timely start on 14:00.

Meeting ID: 937 1320 7421
Passcode: 258306

Go to day
  • Friday, 27 November 2020
    • 14:00 - 14:10 Opening and adoption of agenda 10'
      The meeting will be chaired by Stan Bentvelsen
      We will insert short breaks at appropriate times during the meeting.
    • 14:10 - 14:25 Group of “ET Friendly Ministries” 15'
      Exchange of information about state of affairs and activities of these research ministries
      Speaker: Hans Chang (Nikhef)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:25 - 14:40 The official coordinators of the project [section 4 ESFRI application] 15'
      information about their [planned] activities
      Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:40 - 14:55 Updating the European ET project organization for period 2020-2024 15'
      Speaker: Harald Lueck (Albert Einstein Institute - MPG)
    • 14:55 - 16:45 The “Euregio site”
      How do we strengthen the position of our group/site in the European “ET arena” on the level of the subjects individually discussed in this section?
      • 14:55 introduction to optimizing Euregio site activities 5'
        How do we strengthen the position of our group/site in the European “ET arena” on the level of:
        Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:00 Towards the optimal ET location in the Euregio site (Geology, …) 15'
        Speaker: Frédéric Nguyen (ULiege)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:15 Strengthening the involvement of B-,D- & NL industry 15'
        Speaker: Nick van Remortel (Uantwerpen)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:30 R&D leading to possible ET cost savings (vacuum, attenuators) 15'
        Speaker: Jo van den Brand (UM/Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:45 R&D on ET-instrument critical issues (cryogenics, Si-optics, GGN, …) 15'
        Speaker: Stefan Hild (UM/Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:00 R&D on the use of promising new software technologies 15'
        R&D on the use of promising new software technologies like AI,
            machine learning, quantum computing (better GW-signal
            algorithms, better controls, …)
        Speaker: Achim Stahl (RWTH - Aachen)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 16:15 Identifying ET’s unique selling points 15'
        Speaker: Andreas Freise (VU/Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:30 Summary of conclusions 15'
    • 16:45 - 16:55 Communications to higher echelons in our organizations c.q. next meeting with MoU partners 10'
      Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
    • 16:55 - 17:05 Miscellaneous/AOB 10'
    • 17:05 - 17:15 Conclusions and closing of the meeting 10'