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Source: Regione Sardegna, 21/02/23

An agreement between Aspal and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) will lead in the coming weeks, within the Einstein Telescope project, to the publication of a notice for the activation of training and research paths in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

The Sardinian Agency for Active Labour Policies will finance 16 scholarships and research grants with 250,000 euros to promote the creation of highly specialized figures in the field of gravitational waves, and more generally in scientific subjects, in view of the possible realization of the gravitational wave observatory in Lula. Indeed, Sardinia is a candidate to host the large research infrastructure in the Sos Enattos mine and is considered by the international scientific community as the ideal site.

In these days, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics is defining the paths with the Universities and interested institutions. Subsequently, together with Aspal, the participation requirements will be defined and the notice for courses or research grants will be published, which will have a duration ranging from 6 to 12 months and will take place outside the regional territory.

“Aspal – stated the general director Maika Aversano – works to improve the opportunities for matching job demand and supply and to build new employment opportunities. And it is with this spirit that we requested the collaboration of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and signed the agreement that will allow us to train young Sardinians in the disciplines of the future: STEM subjects. Physicists, engineers, geologists just to give examples, who, thanks to scholarships and with excellent supervision like that of INFN, will be able to study and conduct research in prestigious universities and then return to collaborate for the realization of the Einstein Telescope.”