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As part of celebrations for the Italian Republic Day, on Monday, June 3, the Consular Chancery of the Embassy of Italy in Madrid will host a scientific-economic event partly dedicated to present Italy’s candidacy to host the Einstein Telescope. The meeting, organized by the Embassy in collaboration with the Sardinia Region’s department of industry and the ITA agency, will start at 10:30 AM. After the institutional greetings, the first part will be dedicated to the presentation of the ARIA research project, which aims to install an argon distiller in a mining site in southern Sardinia, for dark matter research.

The session dedicated to the Einstein Telescope will begin at 12:30 PM, with talks by Eugenio Coccia (IFAE, Barcelona, “Gravitational waves: a new astronomy”), Alessandro Cardini (director of INFN Cagliari, “Characterization of the Sardinian site”), and Luca Deidda (University of Sassari – CRENoS, “Socio-economic impact of ET in Sardinia”).

The aim of the event, in addition to delving into the more strictly scientific aspects, is to analyze the impact that the Einstein Telescope and ARIA projects could have on the Sardinian economy and on scientific and technological cooperation with Spain.

The complete program and more information are available at this link.

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