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IXPE mission: Italy and NASA for new X-ray astronomy

Jan 21, 2017

IXPE mission: Italy and NASA for new X-ray astronomy NASA has announced that it is funding a new mission to study the high-energy Universe: it will be called IXPE (Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer) and will allow astronomers to explore with unprecedented details some of the most extreme astronomic objects, including stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. The mission, scheduled for the end of 2020, will count on a considerable Italian contribution through the Italian Space Agency(ASI), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

Most accurate 3D map of the Universe developed

Jan 05, 2017

Most accurate 3D map of the Universe developed A successful result obtained by the international team of the VIPERS (VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey) project, coordinated by the National institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico

Dec 27, 2016

The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico How did our Universe evolve? Is there life outside of Earth? What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy making up 95% of the Universe? The answers to these and other great scientific questions are today entrusted to powerful telescopes located on Earth and in Space, which are equipped with important, “made in Italy”, technologies developed by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). ResearchItaly, the portal of Italian research, talked to the President of INAF, Nichi D’Amico, about current and future research projects and their potential impact on the economic and social system of our country.

Fifty thousand orbits for AGILE, the all-Italian satellite

Dec 27, 2016

Fifty thousand orbits for AGILE, the all-Italian satellite On 19 December 2016, at 06:08:53 UTC (+1 in Italy), a few months after celebrating its ten years in orbit, the AGILE satellite reached the significant milestone of 50 thousand orbits around the Earth since the day of its launch, 23 April 2007.

IXPE mission: Italy and NASA for new X-ray astronomy

Jan 21, 2017

IXPE mission: Italy and NASA for new X-ray astronomy NASA has announced that it is funding a new mission to study the high-energy Universe: it will be called IXPE (Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer) and will allow astronomers to explore with unprecedented details some of the most extreme astronomic objects, including stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. The mission, scheduled for the end of 2020, will count on a considerable Italian contribution through the Italian Space Agency(ASI), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

Most accurate 3D map of the Universe developed

Jan 05, 2017

Most accurate 3D map of the Universe developed A successful result obtained by the international team of the VIPERS (VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey) project, coordinated by the National institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico

Dec 27, 2016

The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico How did our Universe evolve? Is there life outside of Earth? What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy making up 95% of the Universe? The answers to these and other great scientific questions are today entrusted to powerful telescopes located on Earth and in Space, which are equipped with important, “made in Italy”, technologies developed by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). ResearchItaly, the portal of Italian research, talked to the President of INAF, Nichi D’Amico, about current and future research projects and their potential impact on the economic and social system of our country.

Fifty thousand orbits for AGILE, the all-Italian satellite

Dec 27, 2016

Fifty thousand orbits for AGILE, the all-Italian satellite On 19 December 2016, at 06:08:53 UTC (+1 in Italy), a few months after celebrating its ten years in orbit, the AGILE satellite reached the significant milestone of 50 thousand orbits around the Earth since the day of its launch, 23 April 2007.

presidente

On October 14th 2015, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) appointed Professor Nicolò D'Amico as President of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). Full professor in Astrophysics at University of Cagliari, D'Amico has been previously director of the INAF Astronomical Observatory in Cagliari and the director of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) Project.

 

Below, the latest news on the president:


The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico

Dec 27, 2016

The new frontiers in the knowledge of the Universe. An interview with Nichi D’Amico How did our Universe evolve? Is there life outside of Earth? What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy making up 95% of the Universe? The answers to these and other great scientific questions are today entrusted to powerful telescopes located on Earth and in Space, which are equipped with important, “made in Italy”, technologies developed by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). ResearchItaly, the portal of Italian research, talked to the President of INAF, Nichi D’Amico, about current and future research projects and their potential impact on the economic and social system of our country.

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

CTA will have its permanent headquarters in Italy

Jun 14, 2016

CTA will have its permanent headquarters in Italy The National Institute for Astrophysics wins the European competition: the board of the project has decided that the headquarters of the international organization leading one of the most prestigious infrastructure of modern physics will be located in Italy

Discovered for the first time the “birthplace” of a fast radio burst

Feb 24, 2016

Discovered for the first time the “birthplace” of a fast radio burst An international team of astronomers, including Marta Burgay, Delphine Perrodin and Andrea Possenti from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), identified for the first time the place of origin of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB), enigmatic radio signals lasting just a few milliseconds, which appear without warning in the sky

The up-to-date list of open positions and job opportunities is available on the Italian website.

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3

Dec 01, 2016

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3 The AHEAD project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. Submission Deadlines: Call 1 (Experimental Facilities) 30 June 2018, Calls 2 and 3 (Data analysis) 31 December 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

ASTRI has 20-20 vision!

Nov 11, 2016

ASTRI has 20-20 vision! Wanted: an affordable telescope with a constant angular resolution over a wide field of view

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference

Oct 15, 2016

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference Italo-Australian Radio Astronomy in the Era of the SKA. 1-4 November 2016, ARRC Building, Perth, Western Australia