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Online new calls for next round of the Seventh Framework Programme (2012-2013)
The new calls for next round of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) are now online. Launched in 2007, FP7 has a total budget of EUR 55 billion for research and innovation. On the 10th of July 2012 the largest set of calls for proposals ever under the FP7 was launched, worth a total of EUR 8.1 billion.
Online the results of the AstroFIt 1st Call for Proposals
The ranking lists of the AstroFIt 1st Call are now online on the Programme website. AstroFIt, cofunded by INAF and FP7 People Programme, offers 7 grants to talented researchers from outside Italy. The projects will be carried out at INAF structures for a period of two years.
Course on 'Astrophysical and Space Plasmas'
The International School of Space Science of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale organizes a Course on “Astrophysical and Space Plasmas”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, September 02-08, 2012.
Bignami honored for his latest book
Giovanni Bignami, INAF's president, has recently received the "Enrico Fermi - Cecina" award for popular science with "Cosa ci resta da scoprire" (Mondadori), his latest book. The book is a journey through what is still left to discover in science, and through the innovations which could happen by 2062. The other finalist was Pietro Greco, scientific journalist and co-director of Scienzainrete, author of "I nipoti di Galileo" (Baldini&Castoldi)
Radioastronomy at the speed of light
INAF’s radiotelescope at Noto, near Siracusa, plays a crucial role in European radioastronomy with its 32-meter dish, being one of the most southerly antennas in the European region. Since May 15, it is part of the international e-VLBI network. The VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry).
Two oldest planets found: 12.8 billion years old
Four Italian astronomers have found the two oldest alien planets yet discovered. The two huge planets have been found orbiting a star 375 light-years away from the Earth and scientists estimate an age around 12,8 billion years.
The Italian Pathway to SKA
First National Meeting on Science and Technology with SKA MIUR - Rome, 19-20 giugno 2012
Astrophysics with AGILE: Five Years of Surprise
April 16-17, 9th AGILE Scientific Workshop “Astrophysics with AGILE: Five Years of Surprise” April 18, 10th AGILE Scientific Workshop "Lightning, Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes, and Meteorology".
Call for proposal TNG and REM
Call for proposals including new instrument Harps-N at TNG and RoS2 at REM is now open for observing time for the period August 1st, 2012 - January 31st, 2013. The proposalsshould be submitted by Monday 16th Apr, 2012, 13:00 UT.
Re-Ionization: When and How?
National Workshop. April 11-12, 2012. IASF Milano, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano
X-ray Astronomy: towards the next 50 years!
International conference, Oct 1st to Oct 5th, 2012, Milan (Italy)
Athena Italian Day
Athena: the Extremes of the Universe, from Black Holes to Large-scale Structure. Rome, Italy, INAF Sede centrale, March 22nd, 2012
The Time Machine Factory
We are pleased to announce that the conference "The Time Machine Factory" will be held in Torino (Italy), from October 14 to 19, 2012. The conference is being organized by Osservatorio Astrofisico of Torino- INAF, INRiM and Politecnico di Torino.

Olivier Le Fevre - in memoriam

Jun 26, 2020

Olivier Le Fevre - in memoriam On June 25, the astronomer Olivier Le Fevre passed away

Magnetic tornadoes in the Sun’s atmosphere

Jun 26, 2020

Magnetic tornadoes in the Sun’s atmosphere A team of researchers led by Mariarita Murabito (INAF) that includes scientists of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Warwick University has provided the first observational proof that solar tornadoes are produced by swirling magnetic fields