Gravitational Wave Detection
Welcome to the „gravitational wave detection” group at the Institute of Experimental Physics of the University of Hamburg. You can find us on the campus Bahrenfeld, next to DESY.
Our group works on laser interferometry and metrology for future ground and space-based gravitational wave detectors. The research focus is on sensors that make use of high-speed digital signal processing and quasi-monolithic opto-mechanics to reduce critical noise sources at low frequencies.
The group is being supported by and part of the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe.
Additional funding is available to us through
- The collaborative project "3G-GWD: Gravitational wave telescope of the third generation", funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (July 2020 - June 2023)
- The german aerospace agency (DLR), funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), in the scope of the project "LISA ground-support equipment: development of a phasemeter simulator and an optical toolset" (October 2020 - September 2023)
We are members of the following scientific collaborations:
- LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)
- GEO collaboration
- LISA Consortium
- Einstein Telescope collaboration