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INAF Central Office

The central office houses all the offices and services necessary for the functioning
of all the Institutes that make up the organisation.

Apart from the Presidency, the Monte Mario site includes the Administrative Advisory Panel, the Director General, the Scientific Director and the Scientific Advisory Panel.

The Director General oversees the administrative offices of the institute.

ALMA shed light on the chemical composition of a protoplanetary disk

Oct 09, 2020

ALMA shed light on the chemical composition of a protoplanetary disk The team led by Linda Podio, a researcher at INAF, observed a protoplanetary disk of less than 1 million years, which is almost edge-on. The edge-on geometry allowed observing the vertical structure of the disk and to resolve distinct chemical layers. The images obtained thanks to ALMA revealed emission from several molecules. One of these is methanol, a key molecule for the formation of the so-called “complex organic molecules”