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The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

ASTRI has 20-20 vision!

Nov 11, 2016

ASTRI has 20-20 vision! Wanted: an affordable telescope with a constant angular resolution over a wide field of view

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference

Oct 15, 2016

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference Italo-Australian Radio Astronomy in the Era of the SKA. 1-4 November 2016, ARRC Building, Perth, Western Australia

Novae the Beryllium and Lithium factory

Oct 07, 2016

Novae the Beryllium and Lithium factory Paolo Molaro, astronomer at the National Institute for Astrophysics and head of a team of researchers, has discovered a high abundance of Beryllium-7 in the material expelled from Nova Sagittarii no. 2, a star discovered by amateur astronomer John Seach in 2015 in the constellation Sagittarius, one of the brightest celestial objects in its class in recent years, among the few visible to the naked eye.

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3

Dec 01, 2016

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3 The AHEAD project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. Submission Deadlines: Call 1 (Experimental Facilities) 30 June 2018, Calls 2 and 3 (Data analysis) 31 December 2016

Ragazzoni and Salinari awarded the Feltrinelli Prize 2016 for the development of adaptive optics

Nov 28, 2016

Ragazzoni and Salinari awarded the Feltrinelli Prize 2016 for the development of adaptive optics Considered the “Italian Nobel Prize”, the award, established by entrepreneur and artist Antonio Feltrinelli, is given annually by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in five different disciplines.

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

ASTRI has 20-20 vision!

Nov 11, 2016

ASTRI has 20-20 vision! Wanted: an affordable telescope with a constant angular resolution over a wide field of view

presidente

On October 14th 2015, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) appointed Professor Nicolò D'Amico as President of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). Full professor in Astrophysics at University of Cagliari, D'Amico has been previously director of the INAF Astronomical Observatory in Cagliari and the director of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) Project.

 

Below, the latest news on the president:


The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

CTA will have its permanent headquarters in Italy

Jun 14, 2016

CTA will have its permanent headquarters in Italy The National Institute for Astrophysics wins the European competition: the board of the project has decided that the headquarters of the international organization leading one of the most prestigious infrastructure of modern physics will be located in Italy

Discovered for the first time the “birthplace” of a fast radio burst

Feb 24, 2016

Discovered for the first time the “birthplace” of a fast radio burst An international team of astronomers, including Marta Burgay, Delphine Perrodin and Andrea Possenti from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), identified for the first time the place of origin of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB), enigmatic radio signals lasting just a few milliseconds, which appear without warning in the sky

Gravitational waves: Italy in the forefront of a new understanding of the Universe

Feb 12, 2016

Gravitational waves: Italy in the forefront of a new understanding of the Universe The announcement of the first direct detection of a gravitational wave opens a new era in physics and new perspectives in the investigation of the Universe. In this new page in the history of international research, Italy plays a major role, being the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) both involved in a number of projects.

The up-to-date list of open positions and job opportunities is available on the Italian website.

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3

Dec 01, 2016

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 3 The AHEAD project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. Submission Deadlines: Call 1 (Experimental Facilities) 30 June 2018, Calls 2 and 3 (Data analysis) 31 December 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature

Nov 17, 2016

The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in second place in the world ranking of Nature The scientific journal Nature has announced in recent days the list of the 100 best in the world scientific institutions with regard to international collaboration and scientific production: the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is in second place overall.

ASTRI has 20-20 vision!

Nov 11, 2016

ASTRI has 20-20 vision! Wanted: an affordable telescope with a constant angular resolution over a wide field of view

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference

Oct 15, 2016

The First Pietro Baracchi Conference Italo-Australian Radio Astronomy in the Era of the SKA. 1-4 November 2016, ARRC Building, Perth, Western Australia