Research Centers

National Research Council


The National Research Council (CNR) is a public agency which directs its main efforts to the development, distribution, transfer and upgrading of research activity in the most important areas of the development of knowledge, as well as of its applications in the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the country.

Organization for New Technologies, Energy and Environment


ENEA, Organization for New Technologies, Energy and Environment, is a public agency operating in the fields of energy, environment and new technologies in support of the policies of competitiveness and development throughout the country.
Its main efforts are directed to the:
- development and carrying out of base and applied research activities and of technological innovation;
- spreading and transfer of obtained results;
- supplying to public and private agencies high-technological content services as well as studies, research, measures, testing and evaluations.

Astrophysics National Institute


INAF promotes, carries out and coordinates research activity in the fields of Astronomy, Radio-astronomy, Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics, both in collaboration with Universities and other private and public organizations, both national and international.
INAF promotes the knowledge of Astronomy in Schools and Companies.

National Institute for the Physics of Matter


National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM) is in charge of fundamental and applied research in physical properties of atomic systems (both molecular and condensed of matter).
INFM acts through a big network composed of research Units, Laboratories and Research and development Centers (R&D). The Institute involves more than 3500 scientists.

National Institute of Nuclear Physics


INFN's main efforts are mainly directed towards the activity of research, both theoretical and experimental, in the nuclear and sub-nuclear physics field as well as in the planet-particles field.
INFN activity is based on two kinds of complementary research: branches and national laboratories. Its nineteen branches are spread throughout university departments and serve as a direct link between the Institute and Universities. In the four laboratories there are appliances and infrastructures which are at the national and international community's disposal.

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology


INGV operates in the geophysical, earthquakes and volcanology field. The Institute is composed of nine branches and a national centre located in five main research offices.