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A great deal of attention has been given to the training and research activities of young researchers: in fact, on 20th October 2010, 65 research grants and 46 studentships were advertised, for training, research and post-doc fellowships. In particular, in 2009, about 700,000 euro were allocated for the first 8 two-year INAF post-docs at an international level, that, given their success, were offered also in 2010. INAF, then, makes a small contribution to keeping young researchers in Italy and making others return from abroad, as part of a process that reflects the international nature of research. INAF, in collaboration with ISSNAF has also promoted study trips to the United States for undergraduates interested in astronomy and astrophysics. INAF and its researchers are particularly active in seeking "external" funding and resources, applying for national and international grants both as an institute and as individual researchers. Currently, two of INAF's researchers enjoy an ERC Starting Grant and a third has recently won an Excellence Grant.

Unexpected magnetic channels in a distant galaxy

Apr 08, 2020

Unexpected magnetic channels in a distant galaxy An international team of astronomers has uncovered unusual structures and a probable magnetic connection between the two lobes of the radio galaxy ESO 137-006 using the MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The study, led by Mpati Ramatsoku, was published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal

We’re all astronauts on a public health mission: Ten tips for completing the quarantine successfully

Mar 27, 2020

We’re all astronauts on a public health mission: Ten tips for completing the quarantine successfully Debora Penco, Occupational psychologist, workplace health and safety expert, deals with the theme of our life in the times of quarantine and others ideas and suggestions to manage problems and tensions connected to it.

Where's there's one, there's one hundred more

Mar 06, 2020

Where's there's one, there's one hundred more PSO J030947.49+271757.31 is the most distant Blazar observed to date. The light we see from it began its journey when the Universe was less than 1 billion years old, almost 13 billion years ago. The blazar was discovered by a team of researchers led by Silvia Belladitta, a PhD student at the University of Insubria, working for the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Milan