International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates around the world

UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Contact: Dr. Fulvio Ricci
La Sapienza is situated in the heart of Rome, within easy walking distance of the central train station and many historic sites from antiquity. At the University of Rome, work on gravitational wave detectors has been carried out for more than three decades. The Rome group was responsible for building Explorer, an early cryogenic resonant bar antenna, and Nautilus, an ultra-cryogenic detector housed at CERN. It has operated both of these as part of IGEC, an international collaboration for sharing resonant bar data to enable the first network analysis using gravitational wave detectors. Today it is also involved in the design of the cryogenic payload for a future upgrade of Virgo suspension system, and in gravitational wave searches using Virgo data.