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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


A “cosmic microscope” reveals the origin of galactic winds produced by supermassive black holes

Dec 17, 2020

A “cosmic microscope” reveals the origin of galactic winds produced by supermassive black holes By studying a sample of distant galaxies, whose light reaches us from a cosmic epoch when the Universe was just three billion years old, a team of researchers led by Giustina Vietri (INAF) has followed the winds blowing in “active” galaxies down to only a few light-years from the supermassive black holes that sit in the galactic cores

INAF joins the MeerKAT+ Project

Dec 17, 2020

INAF joins the MeerKAT+ Project The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft welcome the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica as partner on the MeerKAT extension project

A new class of Einstein crosses unveiled

Dec 13, 2020

A new class of Einstein crosses unveiled An international team of astronomers has found a new class of Einstein crosses, where massive elliptical galaxies produces multiple, cross-shaped images of far away galaxies called “blue nuggets”