(ANSA) - ROME, JUNE 06 - Italy is officially a candidate to host the Einstein Telescope, the most powerful gravitational wave hunter ever built. To present today in Rome the candidacy of the site of SOS Enattos, in Sardinia, is the Italian Government, with the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and the Vice President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani. With them the ministers of University and Research Anna Maria Bernini, Labor and Social Policies Marina Elvira Calderone, the undersecretary to the presidency of the Council Alfredo Mantovano, the Nobel Giorgio Parisi and the governor of Sardinia, Christian Solinas.
Meloni: Einstein Telescope shows that Italy thinks big - "I wanted to offer with my presence the attention, the will, the dedication that the Italian government intends to put on Italy's candidacy to host the Einstein telescope, I wanted this will to be clear". So Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the presentation of the Italian candidacy, underlining that "the symbol of this candidacy is the symbol of an Italy that wants to look upwards, it means we are capable of great companies, because we have already done it many times", Italy "has always been able to think in grade" then sometimes it has "lacked awareness and will".
With the Government and the Ministry of Research, the candidacy is supported by the Sardinia Region and scientifically coordinated by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics in collaboration with research institutions and universities throughout Italy. The Italian site in the area of the former SOS Enattos metal mine in northeastern Sardinia is competing with the Dutch site on the border between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Financed with 50 million euros by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the Einstein Telescope project has made it possible to identify the area of the former mine as the ideal place to host the new gravitational wave detector due to the low seismic noise, due to the fact that Sardinia is not connected to the most active tectonic areas and therefore is not affected by seismicity and deformation of the earth's crust. It is estimated that the total cost of the new research infrastructure, which could be built in six to nine years, will be EUR 1.9 billion. Of these, 5 are destined for the project, 171 for preparation, 1.7 billion for implementation and 37 million a year for the activity. The Einstein Telescope could become, in Europe and in the world, what CERN is for particle physics, with at least 1,400 active people within it, coming from 23 countries and 221 research institutes. As for the economic fallout, a study by the University of Sassari estimates that every euro spent on the Einstein Telescope will generate 3.2 euros and an increase in GDP of 1.6 euros.
Tajani, fierce competition but Italy will have Einstein Telescope Optimism leads to victory, the country is competitive ROME (ANSA) - ROME, JUNE 06 - Italy is "competitive for the quality of research and technical-scientific skills to be protagonists it will not be easy competition is fierce" but "we must be optimistic, optimism leads to victory". This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani at the presentation of the Italian candidacy to host the Einstein Telescope in Sardinia, which "represents the future and the future of research".