The Minister for University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini, contributed with her speech to the pages of the "Sole 24 Ore" regarding the construction of the Einstein Telescope. According to the ambitious project launched by the Ministry of the University, this infrastructure, capable of observing the universe with very high precision through the use of gravitational waves, will be brought to Italy in 2024 and placed in the Sardinian mine of Sos Enattos in Lula (province of Nuoro).

Italy, already a protagonist in the field of gravitational wave observation thanks to the Virgo detector (located in Pisa), wants to increase its contribution in this specific research sector, thanks to which many other sectors can benefit, such as: precision mechanics , metallurgy, seismic sensors, optics, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies.

The local scientific manager of the Einstein Telescope Infrastructure Consortium (PNRR-ETIC) for the University of Rome "Tor Vergata"  is Prof. Viviana Fafone of the Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata ”.

The project, as previously announced at the Conference of ambassadors at the Farnesina, enjoys the support of many Italian institutions established in the field of research, innovation and development, like the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), as well as that of Nobel Prize winner Giorgio Parisi who has agreed to chair the Einstein Telescope delegation.

img. Credit: R. Williams (STScI), the Hubble Deep Field Team and NASA