Einstein Telescope: at the start the geophysical measurement campaign
Scientific measurements are carried out in Sardinia for the characterization of the Sos Enattos mine site, in Lula, for the construction of the Einstein Telescope, the third generation pioneering observatory for gravitational waves.
GARR, together with the University of Sassari and the Sardinia Region, is involved in bringing connectivity to the Sar-Grav laboratory. The laboratory acts as a support infrastructure for the characterization activities underway in the area and the first goal is to connect the laboratory to the GARR network during this first stage.
Sardinia also hosts the Sardinia Radio Telescope, which is connected to the GARR network and is one of the largest and most advanced European radio telescopes. Thanks to its presence, the region is playing a leading role in astrophysics and space research. A recent agreement with NASA and is showing the territory suitability to host a large research infrastructure.
If the application of the Sos Enattos site is successful, the goal is to provide a high-speed connection to the laboratory and above all between Sardinia and the international scientific community and to ensure that the data collected by ET can travel in real-time to the most important international computing centres through the pan-European network GÉANT.
The National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) and the Universities of Sassari and Cagliari participate in the ET scientific collaboration.