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Management

President:  Prof. Nicolò D'Amico

Vice President: Ing. Stefano Giovannini

Administrative Advisory Panel

  • Prof. Nicolò D'Amico, President
  • Dr. Grazia Maria Gloria Umana - Elected
  • Prof. Stefano Borgani - Appointed by the Minister of Education, Universities and Research
  • Ing. Stefano Giovannini - Elected
  • Dr. Maria Cristina De Sanctis - Appointed by the Minister of Education, Universities and Research

General Director: Dr. Gaetano Telesio

Scientific Director: Dr. Filippo Maria Zerbi

Scientific Advisory Panel

  • Prof. Monica Colpi, President (appointed)
  • Prof. Alberto Franceschini (appointed)
  • Prof. Stefano Cristiani (Macro-area 1)
  • Dr. Alessandro Sozzetti (Macro-area 2)
  • Dr. Maria Teresa Rosa Capria (Macro-area 3)
  • Dr. Sandro Mereghetti (Macro-area 4)
  • Dr. Demetrio Magrin (Macro-area 5)

Audit Office

  • Dr. Raffaella Pisegna, President
  • Dr. Francesco Casaburi, appointed
  • Dr. Francesca Tosti, appointed
  • Dr. Annamaria Panariello, substitute
  • Dr. Alessia Vaccaro, substitute

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”