Welcome to the web page of the Astrophysics Group of the University of Crete / FORTH

Our group studies a broad range of astrophysical phenomena using observational data from ground based and space facilities and by developing new theoretical methods for the interpretation of these observations. Our research interests include the astrophysics of compact objects (stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs), properties and evolution of galaxies, and the behaviour of matter in the extreme conditions in the vicinity of compact objects. Our group also builds instruments for optical Astronomy and manages the Skinakas Observatory.

  • 6 Mar. 2018 - The Annual Report describing the activities of the group for the 2017 calendar year is available online.

  • 1 Dec. 2017 - Congratulations to Prof. Kostas Tassis who was awarded a 1.9 MEuro ERC Consolidator Grant for the PASIPHAE projet.

The development of this web-page is supported by EU FP7-REGPOT grant 206469 (ASTROSPACE).