Insituto Nazionale di AstroFisica (INAF)

INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astro Fisica)

INAF is the Italian research institute that directly organises and funds the whole Italian research in all astronomical fields. It is organised in 16 different institutes and observatories scattered throughout the entire country, and includes more than 700 staff researchers and hundreds of associated university professors. At the national level, it operates in strong cooperation with Italian Universities, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). It has a wide range of international collaborations with institutes and space agencies across the entire world. INAF researchers are active in all LSST-related fields, including in particular objects of the solar system, stellar population, variable stars, transients and high energy sources, galaxy and AGN evolution, cosmology, machine learning. 

INAF staff and post-doc have access to a wide range of world-class facilities, including national facilities (like VST, TNG, LBT in the optical and SRT in the radio), international facilities (like all ESO telescopes, ALMA, as well as SKA and CTA as they are available), and large computing facilities at CINECA. Post-doc at INAF have also the opportunity of joining  GAIA, Euclid and other other ESA scientific missions in which INAF is heavily involved.


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