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Solar interior and solar dynamo

The study of solar acoustic modes over the last decades has allowed the interior ofour star to be reconstructed with extreme accuracy (stratification, internal rotation andcomposition), providing critical information on its evolution, composition, dynamics andactivity. The contribution from helioseismology has also been fundamental in the solution of the solar neutrino problem, providing an experimental confirmation of the Standard Solar Model. Italian astronomers have been involved in studies and observations of solar oscillations for many years, participating in the largest helioseismological experiments. The Italian helioseismology community is one of the 10 members of the "HELAS" network, the European Helio and Asteroseismology Network.

Gruber 2018 prize awarded to Nazzareno Mandolesi and Planck telescope team

Sep 05, 2018

Gruber 2018 prize awarded to Nazzareno Mandolesi and Planck telescope team The general assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Vienna has recently awarded the Gruber Prize 2018 for Cosmology.

INAF reveals details about an elliptical galaxy

Sep 03, 2018

INAF reveals details about an elliptical galaxy New clues about galaxy formation process come from the very detailed images of a group of elliptical galaxies studied by an international team of astronomers led by the National Institute of Astrophysics-INAF.

What is the shape of galaxy clusters?

Aug 21, 2018

What is the shape of galaxy clusters? The 3D shape of galaxy clusters is ellipsoidal, according to a study conducted by an international team of astronomers, recently published in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters