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Draghi backs hosting Einstein Telescope in Sardinia

PM confirms support in letter to INFN chief

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 27 - The Italian government is fully behind the Sos Enattos site in Sardinia's bid to host the future gravitational wave Einstein Telescope, Premier Mario Draghi wrote to the president of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Antonio Zoccoli, on Tuesday.
    Italy and the Netherlands have so far put in bids to host the telescope.
    The Einstein Telescope (ET) or Einstein Observatory, is a proposed third-generation ground-based gravitational wave detector, currently under study by some institutions in the European Union.
    It will be able to test Einstein's general theory of relativity in strong field conditions and realize precision gravitational wave astronomy.
    The ET is a design study project supported by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7).
    It concerns the study and the conceptual design for a new research infrastructure in the emergent field of gravitational-wave astronomy. (ANSA).


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