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Milky Way in Hi-GAL, a luxurious infrared map

Apr 27, 2016

Milky Way in Hi-GAL, a luxurious infrared map The European project Hi-GAL has released the first map of our Galaxy obtained from the observations of the Herschel space telescope

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics

Mar 24, 2016

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics The Starlight, the Birth of Astrophysics exhibition is now open: organized by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT), the exhibition will be open until 21 June 2016 at the INAF facilities in Arcetri (near Florence), Rome, Capodimonte (near Naples), Palermo and Padua.

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List

Mar 21, 2016

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List The grant will be offered to the 9 (nine) candidates with the highest grades. In case of withdrawal, the position will be replaced by the next in the ranking list.

JIRAM warms up

Mar 18, 2016

JIRAM warms up The probe Juno NASA is getting ready for his objective, Jupiter: the appointment to the insertion in orbit of the largest planet of the solar system is going to be on next July, 4. Among the many activities in preparation for that moment, the scientific team responsible for the Italian instrument JIRAM (InfraRed Jovian Auroral Mapper), one of the ten that equips the scientific payload of the mission, was turned on twice, on January 25 and February 9, to carry out some tests on its camera.

Milky Way in Hi-GAL, a luxurious infrared map

Apr 27, 2016

Milky Way in Hi-GAL, a luxurious infrared map The European project Hi-GAL has released the first map of our Galaxy obtained from the observations of the Herschel space telescope

Filippo Zerbi new scientific Director

Apr 13, 2016

Filippo Zerbi new scientific Director The new scientific Director of the National Institute for Astrophysics is Filippo Zerbi. He was appointed during the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 21 March 2016

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics

Mar 24, 2016

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics The Starlight, the Birth of Astrophysics exhibition is now open: organized by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT), the exhibition will be open until 21 June 2016 at the INAF facilities in Arcetri (near Florence), Rome, Capodimonte (near Naples), Palermo and Padua.

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List

Mar 21, 2016

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List The grant will be offered to the 9 (nine) candidates with the highest grades. In case of withdrawal, the position will be replaced by the next in the ranking list.

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:


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.

A milestone toward E-ELT construction

Feb 05, 2016

A milestone toward E-ELT construction ESO will enter into final discussions with the winning bidder of the tender process for the design, manufacture, transport, construction, on-site assembly and verification of the Dome and Main Structure of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Nicolò D'Amico (INAF's President): "It will bring important returns for italian industries".

First COSPAR Symposium - Abstract submission deadline extended

Jun 07, 2013

First COSPAR Symposium - Abstract submission deadline extended The First COSPAR Symposium will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-15 November 2013. Abstract deadline has been extended to 30 June 2013.

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

Filippo Zerbi new scientific Director

Apr 13, 2016

Filippo Zerbi new scientific Director The new scientific Director of the National Institute for Astrophysics is Filippo Zerbi. He was appointed during the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 21 March 2016

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics

Mar 24, 2016

Starlight on show: a constellation of initiatives on the birth of Astrophysics The Starlight, the Birth of Astrophysics exhibition is now open: organized by the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT), the exhibition will be open until 21 June 2016 at the INAF facilities in Arcetri (near Florence), Rome, Capodimonte (near Naples), Palermo and Padua.

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List

Mar 21, 2016

AstroFIt2 – First Call – Ranking List The grant will be offered to the 9 (nine) candidates with the highest grades. In case of withdrawal, the position will be replaced by the next in the ranking list.

JIRAM warms up

Mar 18, 2016

JIRAM warms up The probe Juno NASA is getting ready for his objective, Jupiter: the appointment to the insertion in orbit of the largest planet of the solar system is going to be on next July, 4. Among the many activities in preparation for that moment, the scientific team responsible for the Italian instrument JIRAM (InfraRed Jovian Auroral Mapper), one of the ten that equips the scientific payload of the mission, was turned on twice, on January 25 and February 9, to carry out some tests on its camera.