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Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope

Jul 13, 2016

Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University of Cagliari have produced a detailed image of a super-massive black hole proceeding at high speed towards the core of the distant cluster of galaxies designed as 3C 129

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

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.

500 years of “Orlando Furioso” in Teramo

Jul 20, 2016

500 years of “Orlando Furioso” in Teramo To celebrate 500 years of the first edition of Ludovico Ariosto’s chivalricpoem “Orlando Furioso”, in which the author imagines a space flight before its time, on 22 July 2016,the Astronomical Observatory of Teramo will host the play “Su l’ali del destrier verso la Luna”.

Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope

Jul 13, 2016

Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University of Cagliari have produced a detailed image of a super-massive black hole proceeding at high speed towards the core of the distant cluster of galaxies designed as 3C 129

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

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

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:


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.

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".

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

500 years of “Orlando Furioso” in Teramo

Jul 20, 2016

500 years of “Orlando Furioso” in Teramo To celebrate 500 years of the first edition of Ludovico Ariosto’s chivalricpoem “Orlando Furioso”, in which the author imagines a space flight before its time, on 22 July 2016,the Astronomical Observatory of Teramo will host the play “Su l’ali del destrier verso la Luna”.

Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope

Jul 13, 2016

Super-Massive And Supersonic: The First Black Hole Studied With The Sardinia Radio Telescope Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University of Cagliari have produced a detailed image of a super-massive black hole proceeding at high speed towards the core of the distant cluster of galaxies designed as 3C 129

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

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