Draghi's visit to the national laboratories of Gran Sasso has rekindled the spotlight on the world of Italian science and on the need to have more and more young minds working in all our scientific institutions.
The school is the place where the passion for science must grow in the new generations, but it is also the one that has suffered most from the limitations imposed by the pandemic caused by Covid-19. Small signs of a return to normality begin to show themselves with museums and educational workshops now open to the public and to students of every school.
The Scientific High School of Arzachena (iis Falcone Borsellino) has organized an educational educational path for students of the last few years, dedicated to science. The first step was taken by taking the students to visit the INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) laboratories located in the depths of the Sos Enattos mine in Lula. The new frontiers of physics were therefore shown by the researchers of the Archimedes project, the first step in the candidacy of the site to host the largest laboratory for the research of gravitational waves: the Einstein Telescope.
The University of Cagliari with the laboratory of the Physics and Chemistry departments was then the place where the students were able to learn about the research taking place in Sardinia, carrying out didactic experiments at the museums of the university town of Monserrato. The last place visited as part of this educational project was the Planetarium of the Unione Sarda. Starting from the scientific revolution of Galileo Galilei, we have come to the present day to face the fascinating mystery of Dark Matter and Energy. Two great enigmas of the cosmos, waiting for new and young minds to be able to reveal them completely.