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On Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) will host the ET@INGV workshop at its headquarters in Rome. The event aims to review the Institute’s participation in the Einstein Telescope project and strengthen collaboration with other Italian research institutions and universities involved.

Since 2019, INGV has been conducting experiments and research activities in the area of the former Sos Enattos mine, which is the Italian candidate site for the future gravitational wave observatory. INGV is also leading the PNRR MEET project, which includes the construction (at Sos Enattos) of the underground geophysical observatory FABER. The seismic quietness and geodynamic stability of the Sardinian site make it extremely suitable for hosting a sensitive experiment like the Einstein Telescope and ensure the high quality of geophysical data collected by INGV researchers working in the field.

The Rome conference will also provide an opportunity to present INGV’s “Earth Telescope” project and gather the scientific and technological interests of the Institute’s community. Many  speakers will participate in the two-day event: among others, Carlo Doglioni (president of INGV), Marco Pallavicini (vice president of INFN), Roberto Cimino (MUR), Claudio Chiarabba (director of the INGV earthquakes department), Massimo Chiappini (director of the INGV environment department), Enzo Brocato (director of the INAF Astronomical Observatory of Abruzzo), Michele Punturo (INFN, coordinator of the ET scientific collaboration), Marica Branchesi (Gran Sasso Science Institute, coordinator of the ET Observational Science Board), Domenico D’Urso (University of Sassari, scientific responsible of ET Italy), Enrico Calloni (University Federico II of Naples), Claudia Piromallo (INGV), Giovanni Diaferia (INGV), Irene Molinari (INGV), and Maria Marsella (Sapienza University of Rome).

The program will also include two round tables: the first one (Monday, June 3), moderated by ANSA journalist Enrica Battifoglia, will focus on “Large projects, scientific perspectives, and synergies between institutions”. The second round table (scheduled for Tuesday, June 4) will discuss “Sardinia, geophysics, and the Einstein Telescope: open questions and common projects,” moderated by Matteo Serra (INFN, ET Italy communication).

Here the full program.