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Istituto nazionale di astrofisica
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Established 1999
Location Rome, Italy

The National Institute for Astrophysics (Italian: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INAF) is the most important Italian institution conducting scientific research in astronomy and astrophysics. Researches performed by the scientific staff of the Institute go from the study of the planets and minor bodies of the solar system up to researches of cosmological interest such as the large-scale structure of the Universe and groups and clusters of galaxies.[1]

Research facilities

INAF coordinates the activities of twenty research units, nineteen in Italy and one in Spain:

International partnerships

Agreement signed for E-ELT MAORY adaptive optics system.[2]

INAF is involved in scientific collaborations with several international institutions, among which we mention:

Notable figures

See also


  1. "National Institute for Astrophysics—Home". INAF. Retrieved 19 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Agreement Signed for E-ELT MAORY Adaptive Optics System".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Curriculum vitae di Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami

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