On Wednesday, January 24th, physicists and engineers from the ETIC project met in Rome, at the Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) of “La Sapienza” University to discuss methods to optimize the placement of the Einstein Telescope experiment in Sardinia.
ETIC (Einstein Telescope Infrastructure Consortium) is a project coordinated by the Ministry for University and Research (MUR), funded with 50 million euros by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Next Generation EU). The National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the lead institution.
This project, started in 2023, has two main goals: the first one is to carry out a feasibility and analysis study of the Sos Enattos site. The second one is to establish or enhance a national network of laboratories at the INFN sites, universities, and research institutions participating in the ET project. This network studies enabling technologies for the future interferometer: among them, seismic filtering, and low-frequency control systems for suspending the optics, low-noise cryogenic apparatus for thermal noise abatement in the optics, new technologies in photonics, optics and electronics, and, finally, new materials to implement the Einstein Telescope mirrors.