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Scientific Directorate

DIRECTOR: Dr. Giampaolo VETTOLANI


 


    Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
    Viale del Parco Mellini, 84
    00136 Rome (ITALY)

    Phone: +39 0635533 - 360 / 224 / 351

    Fax. +39 0635533 - 359

    E-mail: dir.scient@inaf.it

 

 

Office of the Director:

  • Secretariat
  • Chief Engineering Office

 

Divisions:

 

National Priority Projects:

Light in Astronomy 2017

Nov 14, 2017

Light in Astronomy 2017 Light in Astronomy, organized by INAF in collaboration with the Italian Astronomical Society-SAIt, will be a week (13-19 November) dedicated to satisfying curiosity about the Universe thanks to the opening in Italy of INAF premises, including the astronomical observatories.

Marsis radar reveals that on Mars all that echoes is not ice

Oct 28, 2017

Marsis radar reveals that on Mars all that echoes is not ice The low dielectric constant of the Meridiani Planum deposits is consistent with a thick layer of ice-free, porous, basaltic sand. This study is fundamental to identify techniques that may help find the planet’s areas with accessible water ice.

A 3D step towards sorting out the Gamma-Ray Bursts zoo

Oct 13, 2017

A 3D step towards sorting out the Gamma-Ray Bursts zoo A powerful tool for characterizing and classifying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to allow their use as tracers of the expansion history of the universe has recently been presented by an international team of researchers led by Dr. Maria Dainotti