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ERC Starting Grant Awarded at the Institute Of Astrophysics of FORTH to study Violent Phenomena around Supermassive Black Holes
Astrophysics, ERC, Grant

Ioannis Liodakis, a NASA postdoctoral fellow at the Marshall Space Flight Center, was recently awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.

ERC Starting Grant awarded to a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of FORTH for her research on supermassive black holes
Astrophysics, ERC, Grant, Observatory

It is worth mentioning that FORTH hosts the largest number of ERC Grants (40) in Greece.

New scientific data show the way to unraveling the creation of the Universe, with the participation of the Institute of Astrophysics of FORTH
Astrophysics, Observatory, Publication

The European Pulsar Timing Array joins teams worldwide in announcing compelling evidence for gravitational wave signals of Cosmological origin.

Polarized light helps scientist understand what happens after stars are murdered
Astrophysics, Observatory, Publication

Polarization of light can provide unique information about the underlying processes in astrophysical systems” said Yannis Liodakis, lead author of the study, astronomer at FINCA and alumnus of the University of Crete

The Best Thesis Prize “Emilios Harlaftis” 2023 of the Hellenic Astronomical Society awarded to Dr. Raphael Skalidis
Astrophysics, Award, Grant

Dr. Raphael Skalidis, graduate of the Physics Department of the University of Crete, was awarded the Best PhD thesis Prize - "Emilios Harlaftis" of the Hellenic Astronomical Society for 2023.

Black hole jet reveals its secrets!
Astrophysics, Collaboration, Nature

The new study used IXPE to point at Markarian 501, a blazar in the constellation Hercules. This active black hole system sits at the center of a large elliptical galaxy.

06.10.2022 | 14:00 - 15:30
“Nick Kylafis” Distinguished Lecture 2022
Astrophysics, Lecture

The 4th annual "Nicholas Kylafis" Distinguished Lecture, entitled "When black holes affect galaxies", was given by Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the Collège de France and distinguished astrophysicist at Paris Observatory, on Thursday 6 October 2022 at 14.00 at the Central Amphitheatre of FORTH, with simultaneous webcast.

Project ARGOS: FORTH opens a new window to the Universe

A European consortium of scientists, led by the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics, has succeeded in securing €3 million in European funding, to design a new state-of-the-art radio telescope and to develop cutting-edge technologies for the analysis of astronomical data.

Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy
Astrophysics, Observatory, Publication

Locked in an epic cosmic waltz 9 billion light-years away, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years.

SIDLOC, the European space agency funded project aiming at developing identification and localization hardware for all man-made objects going to space, is one of the four experiments that were approved to fly on board the inaugural flight of Ariane 6 later this year.

Last Friday, February 11th 2022, ESA announced that the SIDLOC beacon was chosen among four experiments to be on board the inaugural flight of Ariane 6, the new rocket currently in the final stages of development for future European space missions.

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