In the city of Maastricht the ET Pathfinder has been established. This is a test facility for the Einstein Telescope, which may be built in this region in the next few years. The Telescope will be a measuring instrument to detect gravitational waves. This will allow a thousand times more observations than current telescopes and can even measure waves from the beginning of the universe.
Gideon Koekoek, researcher Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Physics of Maastricht University reveals more.