In the framework of the "Day of Italian Research in the World", the city of Kharkiv is hosting, from 25 to 27 September, a conference of Italian and Ukrainian astronomers entitled "Multiband astronomy from radium to gamma rays", organized by Karazin University jointly with the Italian Embassy to Ukraine, the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), the Institute of Radioastronomy of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and the Ukrainian Astronomy Association.
The closing session of the conference will take place on September 27 at the Radio Astronomy Observatory S.Y. Braude, home to the world's largest decametric radio telescope. "The aim of this initiative celebrating the First edition of the Day of Italian Research in the World in Ukraine, is to encourage cooperation between the scientific communities of the two Countries, stimulating joint progress in the fields of Astrophysics, Cosmology, Radio Astronomy and related technology", said Ambassador Davide La Cecilia at the opening of the conference, on the occasion of which an important agreement will be formalized between INAF and the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. This agreement comes after the first one signed by INAF and Karazin University in 2017. An outstanding delegation of Italian scientists is attending the conference in Ukraine. It includes Professor Massimo Capaccioli - one of the most influential scientists and astronomers in the field of galaxies - and the Scientific Director of INAF, Filippo Zerbi, together with a group of astronomers coming from the main national observatories and from the Federico II University of Naples.