RESEARCH AT IRA

The IRA is the place where traditionally  radioastronomy research is carried out in Italy. The major focus of reasearch is mainly extragalactic astrophysics, from the astrophysics of radiogalaxies and quasars to clusters of galaxies. However, a considerable effort is also devoted to galactic astrophysics, from star-formations to stellar astrophysics. A third research area is constituted by Earth physics, mainly geodetic research. The Institute develops the electronics, software, and other technology systems for the study of the physics of radio sources and more generally for the advancement of astronomy. The Institute operates a computer center, which is specialized in imaging techniques and serves as a reference center for the software service of the CNR area. The role played by the IRA is recognized at International levels and the Institute is the main interlocutor for radioastronomy research in Italy.


IRA RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  1. COSMOLOGY WITH SURVEYS

  2. EXTRAGALACTIC RADIO SOURCES

  3. GALAXY CLUSTERS THERMAL AND NON-THERMAL PHENOMENA

  4. VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY

  5. INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM AND STAR FORMATION

  6. GEODETIC ACTIVITY

  7. RADIO SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

  8. BIOASTRONOMY

  9. TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

  10. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY AT IRA-NOTO



PERSONNEL WEB PAGES

JAN BRAND

LUIGINA FERETTI

ISABELLA MARIA GIOIA

MARCELLO GIROLETTI

CARLO STANGHELLINI

FRANCO VAZZA

TIZIANA VENTURI

DANIELE DALLACASA