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Virgo at European Researchers Night 2023

Like every year EGO and Virgo will participate in the activities organized all over Europe for the European Researcher’s Night, on Friday, September 29th, 2023. Don’t miss all the events related to gravitational wave research, all details below!

Budapest (Hungary)

The Virgo group at Wigner Research Centre for Physics will give a talk (conducted in Hungarian) on Virgo and the ET, “Gravitational waves and black holes [Hungarian: Gravitációs hullámok és fekete-lyukak]”
The talk, by Dániel Barta and Balázs Kacskovics will be at 8 PM at Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33, 1121 Budapest, Hungary

Milan (Italy)

On Friday, Sept. 29th, at 9 p.m., the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan will host the event “Exploring the Boundaries of the Cosmos,” as part of the “Open Night,” organized by the Museum on the occasion of ERN.

Massimo Carpinelli, director of EGO, and Adriano Fontana, astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Rome, will tell us how the latest discoveries allow us to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the “workings” of the Universe, ranging from the James Webb Space Telescope to Virgo’s gravitational waves. Moderating the event will be SkyTG24 anchor Marta Meli.

Bergamo (Italy)

As part of the BergamoScienza Festival, the show “Stories That Changed the Universe” will be back on stage on Friday, Sept. 29th at 9 p.m. at the Auditorium Confindustria Bergamo – Kilometro Rosso.

We will be transported by the voices of Diana Hobel and Marco Sgarbi, and by the drawings of Gabriele Peddes, to relive the stories of scientists who revolutionised our view of the universe, from the Big Bang to the discovery of pulsars, to the revelation of gravitational waves.

Rome (Italy)

Numerous researchers from Rome’s Virgo group will be involved in ERN activities in Rome at the Città dell’Altra economia, in the Testaccio district. This is a large evening event that will unite various partners of the Science Together NET consortium and will see the participation of researchers and personalities from the world of entertainment who will offer seminars, talks, hands-on workshops, games and experiments set up in the stands.

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Padova (Italy)

Virgo researchers in Padova will participate to the Science4All initiative with games, exhibits and much more! Learn more:

Pisa (Italy)

EGO collaborates in the organization of Bright Night, European Researchers Night in Tuscany, as one of the excellence of scientific research in the area.

During the morning, elementary, middle and high school students will have the opportunity to visit the Virgo interferometer, guided by researchers who will accompany them to discover the mysteries of the universe.

In the afternoon, the activities will instead move to Pisa, inside the “Interview with Planet Earth” square (Piazza Dante) there will be two EGO-Virgo branded booths, one of which is dedicated to children. At its stand in Largo Ciro Menotti, Gelateria De’ Coltelli will do some demonstrations of artisanal ice cream making with liquid nitrogen provided by EGO/Virgo. Then, at 5 p.m., the talk “From the big bang to supernovae: listening to the breath of the Cosmos,” with EGO/Virgo researcher Maria Concetta Tringali, will be held at the Palazzo della Sapienza.

The events will then continue the following evening, Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at La Nunziatina in the company of Massimo Carpinelli, director of the European Gravitational Observatory in Cascina, Caterina Tiburzi, researcher at the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory, and Massimo Magrini, electronic musician and sound designer. Vincenzo Napolano, resp. of EGO communications, will moderate.

For more details about EGO/Virgo’s activities at Bright Night: