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At the Rome Science Festival, taking place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica “Ennio Morricone” from April 16th to 21st, also gravitational waves and the Einstein Telescope will be on stage.

In particular, on Saturday April 20th, at 6:30 PM, in Auditorium Arte, there will be a round table titled “The craziest endeavor: the adventure of gravitational waves from Einstein to ET,” featuring Eugenio Coccia, director of the Institut de Fisica des Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona and professor of astrophysics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in L’Aquila; Silvia Piranomonte, senior researcher at the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF); Massimo Carpinelli, director of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, and INFN researcher; and Giulio Selvaggi, research director at the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Andrea Bettini, journalist for RaiNews24, will moderate the discussion.

Entrance to the event is subject to a fee. Tickets can be purchased online at this link.

From Einstein’s doubts, who quickly found the correct formulation but remained skeptical about their existence for the rest of his life, to the announcement of their discovery by the LIGO experiments in the United States and Virgo in Italy, near Pisa, gravitational waves have sparked passionate research by means gravitational detectors. The most powerful of these will be the Einstein Telescope (ET), the third-generation detector that Italy is a candidate to host in Sardinia. From doubts, one certainty emerges: ET will be a project of worldwide scientific and technological impact.