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Prof. Nichi D'Amico, President of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics passed away at 67

September 14, 2020

 

Professor Nichi D'Amico, President in office of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, passed away on today at his home in Sardinia. Appointed as president INAF in 2015, he was confirmed for a second term on December 2019, the first president to be reconfirmed in the history of this prestigious Italian institution. A famous radio astronomer for his studies on pulsars and professor at University of Cagliari, he was previously director of the Sardinia Radio Telescope, the largest collecting area radio telescope in Europe. He was director of the INAF- Cagliari Astronomical Observatory, the Italian representative at ESO Council and Head of the Italian Delegation at the negotiation who lead the Square Kilometer Array to became an Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO). He received the CSIRO Medal certificate awarded in 1993 and the European Cartesio Prize awarded in 2005 for first discovering of “double pulsar”.

AN UNEXPECTED GAMMA-RAY BURST

Jun 08, 2022

AN UNEXPECTED GAMMA-RAY BURST An international group led by INAF researchers have confirmed that the gamma-ray burst GRB 200826A, which lasted less than two seconds – typical of short bursts – is associated with the explosion of a massive star, which is typical of long gamma-ray bursts

Announcing the new Director of the Large Binocular Telescope

May 31, 2022

Announcing the new Director of the  Large Binocular Telescope The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, one of the largest and most advanced optical telescopes in the world, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Director, Prof. Joseph Shields, who will assume the position effective June 06, 2022

The final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey is public

May 25, 2022

The final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey is public ESO has just released the final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey (GES), a large public spectroscopic survey carried out with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. INAF has played a key role in all the aspects of the survey.