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Mario Martínez Pérez (Institut de Física d’Altes Energies)

The future Einstein Telescope for the study of gravitational waves

Life and Matter Sciences Conferencia online Thursday, 8 April 2021, 19:00 hours ONLINE www.fundacionareces.tv/directo

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Instituto de Altas Energías (IFAE) de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

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The discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes and / or neutron stars has opened a new window in exploring the universe. They constitute a unique tool for the study of black holes, allowing astrophysical production models to be tested, and their description in terms of General Relativity, paving the way for a new quantum theory of gravity. Signals from neutron star mergers, accompanied by measurements from optical telescopes, provide an accurate new way to determine the Hubble constant for the expansion of the universe. Likewise, the study of the propagation of gravitational waves in space-time puts the equation of state of dark energy and the current cosmological model to the test, in addition to opening new ways to understand the nature of dark matter. The penetrating power of gravitational waves will allow us to explore the first moments of the universe, when it was opaque to light, and to test inflationary models, cosmological phase transitions related to the unification of forces, or string theory predictions. The field of gravitational waves, which has seen the first experimental results with LIGO-Virgo, at the rate of one or two events per week, will witness a dramatic increase in the rate of observations in the next two decades, culminating in the future telescope Einstein, where new events are expected every minute, exploring virtually the entire universe and bringing the field into precision physics.

Thursday, 8 April

19:00 h.

Conference online 

The future Einstein Telescope for the study of gravitational waves

Mario Martínez Pérez  
ICREA Research Professor at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona. 


  Mario Martínez Pérez   

Mario Martínez Pérez is ICREA Research Professor at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona. He completed his studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid and began his research career at the DESY Laboratory (Hamburg, Germany), where he did his doctoral thesis on the ZEUS experiment of the HERA collider, where he later worked as a Reseach Associate. He continued his scientific career as a Research Associate in the CDF experiment of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FermiLab, United States) and later in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC of CERN, as a member of IFAE. During the last years he has been involved in the study of gravitational waves with terrestrial interferometers. He is a member of the Virgo experiment (EGO, Italy) and the future Einstein telescope. He has been a member of the CERN LHCC committee in 2005-2009, manager of the Spanish national plan for particle physics and accelerators and member of the CERN Council in 2015-2018, and director of the IFAE experimental division in 2015-2020. He is currently a member of CERN's P2UG committee for the upgrade of experiments at the LHC and a member of the Einstein Telescope Steering Committee.






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