On Thursday 14 December at 4.30 p.m. Fernando Ferroni, former president of INFN and now president of the Einstein Telescope Organisation (ETO), will present the Einstein Telescope project at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, with a lecture entitled ‘Einstein Telescope. A look at the dawn of the universe’.
To attend in person, registration is required at the following link.
The event will be streamed live on the Lincei channels.
Einstein Telescope. A look at the dawn of the universe
The direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015, to coincide with the centenary of Albert Einstein’s prediction of them as part of the theory of general relativity, has opened up a new field of exploration in physics and astronomy. The Einstein Telescope (ET) will be an instrument that will greatly enhance the capabilities of the VIRGO and LIGO interferometers, currently in operation, and enable the study of the Universe with a precision unimaginable today.
ET in Europe, together with other facilities in the United States, will allow the study of the coalescence of massive objects (black holes and neutron stars), supernovae collapses, and will also make it possible to observe the unexpected. On its scientific horizon will be fundamental physics, cosmology, astrophysics and nuclear physics. It will also be a chance for Italy to host a world-class research infrastructure.
Featured image: Fernando Ferroni