Authors: B.S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University), Bernard Schutz (MPI for Gravitational Physics - Albert Einstein Institute, Cardiff University), Chris Van Den Broeck (Cardiff University)
Date: 23 Jun 2009
Abstract: Einstein Telescope (ET) is a 3rd generation gravitational-wave (GW) detector that is currently undergoing a design study. ET can detect millions of compact binary mergers up to redshifts 2-8. A small fraction of mergers might be observed in coincidence as gamma-ray bursts, helping to measure both the luminosity distance and red-shift to the source. By fitting these measured values to a cosmological model, it should be possible to accurately infer the dark energy equation-of-state, dark matter and dark energy density parameters. ET could, therefore, herald a new era in cosmology.
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