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

Zoom (Nikhef)




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

    • 14:00 14:10
      Opening and adoption of agenda 10m
      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” 15m
      Exchange of information about state of affairs and activities of these research ministries
      Speaker: Hans Chang (Nikhef)
    • 14:25 14:40
      The official coordinators of the project [section 4 ESFRI application] 15m
      information about their [planned] activities
      Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
    • 14:40 14:55
      Updating the European ET project organization for period 2020-2024 15m
      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 5m
        How do we strengthen the position of our group/site in the European “ET arena” on the level of:
        Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
      • 15:00
        Towards the optimal ET location in the Euregio site (Geology, …) 15m
        Speaker: Frédéric Nguyen (ULiege)
      • 15:15
        Strengthening the involvement of B-,D- & NL industry 15m
        Speaker: Nick van Remortel (Uantwerpen)
      • 15:30
        R&D leading to possible ET cost savings (vacuum, attenuators) 15m
        Speaker: Jo van den Brand (UM/Nikhef)
      • 15:45
        R&D on ET-instrument critical issues (cryogenics, Si-optics, GGN, …) 15m
        Speaker: Stefan Hild (UM/Nikhef)
      • 16:00
        R&D on the use of promising new software technologies 15m
        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)
      • 16:15
        Identifying ET’s unique selling points 15m
        Speaker: Andreas Freise (VU/Nikhef)
      • 16:30
        Summary of conclusions 15m
    • 16:45 16:55
      Communications to higher echelons in our organizations c.q. next meeting with MoU partners 10m
      Speaker: Stan Bentvelsen
    • 16:55 17:05
      Miscellaneous/AOB 10m
    • 17:05 17:15
      Conclusions and closing of the meeting 10m