Einstein Telescope: Italian Governement increases commitment to candidacy

Dec 14, 2023

The Italian government formalized an increased commitment, both institutional and financial, to the Italian candidacy to host Einstein Telescope, the third generation European gravitational wave detector. This important step was done through a letter to Antonio Zoccoli, president of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the coordinating institution of the Italian candidacy for ET.

“The will to realize Einstein Telescope in Italy has been strongly supported by the government. It is a strategic choice for a country that we want to be more and more ambitious. Italy is a leader in Europe for physics, with the presence of many scientific excellences. We are convinced that ET will contribute decisively to strengthening the creation of an increasingly attractive research and innovation ecosystem,” said Minister of University and Research Anna Maria Bernini.

“The confirmation of the economic commitment of the Italian government for the country’s candidacy to host Einstein Telescope is an important sign of the ever more central role that gravitational wave research will have for astrophysics and science as a whole.” said EGO Director Massimo Carpinelli.

Einstein Telescope will be a third-generation international observatory at the absolute forefront of physics and astronomy research. Italy made its candidacy official last June. The site chosen for the facility is the area of the disused mine at Sos Enattos in Lula (in the province of Nuoro, Sardinia).


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