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Scientific Advisory Panel

The Scientific Advisory Panel works in consultation with the Administrative
Advisory Panel on matters concerning the research carried out by INAF.
The Scientific Advisory Panel also proposes, at the request of the president,
long term (at least 10 years) directions for INAF's scientific and
technological research for submission to the Administrative Advisory Panel.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Panel:

  • Prof. Marica Branchesi, President (appointed)
  • Dr. Tomaso Belloni - Vicepresident (RSN4)
  • Dr. Paolo Tozzi - Segretario (RSN1)
  • Prof. Sandra Savaglio (appointed)
  • Dr. Marco Limongi (RSN2)
  • Dr. Daniele Spadaro (RSN3)
  • Dr. Andrea Zacchei (RSN5)

Resolutions of the Scientific Advisory Panel (in Italian)

Evaluation of the Italian astronomical production: 2016-2018


Studying the birth of exoplanets with chemistry

Sep 23, 2022

Studying the birth of exoplanets with chemistry A new study led by Elenia Pacetti, PhD student at La Sapienza University and INAF, jointly uses ultra-volatile, volatile, and refractory elements in the atmospheres of giant planets to develop a unified method to shed light on how and where giant planets form. The new work, published in The Astrophysical Journal, paves the road to the exoplanetary studies of the ESA mission Ariel

Stellar evolution along the HR diagram with Gaia

Sep 21, 2022

Stellar evolution along the HR diagram with Gaia The hybrid workshop started its activities in the INAF National Auditorium “Ernesto Capocci” of the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory in Naples

The discovery of an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst from the infant Universe

Sep 21, 2022

The discovery of an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst from the infant Universe An international effort led by INAF researcher Andrea Rossi discovered and followed up the gamma-ray burst GRB 210905A, one of the most luminous events ever recorded that exploded when our Universe was just less than 900 million years old