From the large number of exoplanets discovered by missions such as Kepler and CoRoT, it is clear that the presence of planets is a common feature in stars of our Galaxy. In particular, it has been estimated that on average each low mass star has one planet. Planets formation is thus an ubiquitous phenomenon across the Milky Way. It is» Read more
Palermo Astronomical Observatory “Giuseppe S. Vaiana” is one of the research centres of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). It works together with Palermo University through the Department of Physics and Chemistry.
OAPa’s main characteristic is its specific vocation in the field of space astrophysics. The network of activities also involves several frontier research fields both at the national and international level.
X-rays from Cygnus. The paper: “X-ray spectral characterization of the young Cygnus OB2 population” of E. Flaccomio (INAF-OAPA) accepted for publication by ApJS
OB associations are objects of great importance, since they contain a rich population of OB stars. Despite their paucity, OB stars have a strong impact on the evolution of their parental clouds, nearby stars, and the whole Galaxy. For instance, their intense UV emission affects the evolution of the parental cloud and the star formation process in it, sometimes triggering» Read more
Artificial Intelligence applied to astrophysics. The paper “ExoGAN: Retrieving Exoplanetary Atmospheres Using Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks” of T. Zingales (UCL, INAF – OAPA) published on AJ
In the last few years, many space missions and ground-based surveys, discovered more than 4000 exoplanets, especially using the transit and radial velocity methods. These two methods combined, give us a first estimation of the bulk density of the planets. In order to have a deeper understanding on the planetary characteristics and history, we also need to study their atmospheres.» Read more
Procedura comparativa per titoli per il conferimento di n. 1 contratto di lavoro autonomo nella forma occasionale per interventi inerenti il restauro di materiale antico cartaceo e allestimento esposizioni
Procedura comparativa per titoli per il conferimento di n. 1 contratto di lavoro autonomo nella forma occasionale per interventi inerenti il restauro di materiale antico cartaceo» Read more
Selezione pubblica per titoli, eventualmente integrata da un colloquio, per il conferimento di n. 1 assegno di ricerca tipologia “post-doc” della durata di un anno,» Read more
Concorso pubblico a n. 1 posto di Ricercatore EPR T. D. pubblicazione bando di concorso e calendario prova orale (GURI – IV Serie Speciale –» Read more
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