General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 437–464

Multimessenger astronomy with the Einstein Telescope

  • Eric Chassande-Mottin
  • Martin Hendry
  • Patrick J. Sutton
  • Szabolcs Márka
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-010-1019-z

Cite this article as:
Chassande-Mottin, E., Hendry, M., Sutton, P.J. et al. Gen Relativ Gravit (2011) 43: 437. doi:10.1007/s10714-010-1019-z


Gravitational waves (GWs) are expected to play a crucial role in the development of multimessenger astrophysics. The combination of GW observations with other astrophysical triggers, such as from gamma-ray and X-ray satellites, optical/radio telescopes, and neutrino detectors allows us to decipher science that would otherwise be inaccessible. In this paper, we provide a broad review from the multimessenger perspective of the science reach offered by the third generation interferometric GW detectors and by the Einstein Telescope (ET) in particular. We focus on cosmic transients, and base our estimates on the results obtained by ET’s predecessors GEO, LIGO, and Virgo.


Multi-messenger Gravitational wave Gamma-ray bursts Neutrinos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Chassande-Mottin
    • 1
  • Martin Hendry
    • 2
  • Patrick J. Sutton
    • 3
  • Szabolcs Márka
    • 4
  1. 1.AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC), CNRS IN2P3 Observatoire de ParisUniversité Denis Diderot - Paris 7 CEAParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.School of Physics and AstronomyCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  4. 4.Columbia Astrophysics LaboratoryColumbia University in the City of New York, Pupin Physics LaboratoriesNew YorkUSA

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