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.

  • 26 Jul. 2017 - Congratulations to our recent Doctoral graduates Ioannis (Yannis) Liodakis and Georgia-Virginia (Gina) Panopoulou, who share this year’s Young Researcher Award of the University of Crete.

  • 7 Jul. 2017 - Congratulations to Aris Tritsis who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Multiscale Study of the Structure of Molecular Clouds: Connecting Theory and Observations"

  • 7 Apr. 2017 - Congratulations to Ioannis Liodakis who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Revealing the physics of the most active of galaxies: connecting blazar theory and observations"

  • 27 Mar. 2017 - Congratulations to Alexandros Maragkoudakis who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "A multi-wavelength study of the activity in a representative sample of nearby star-forming galaxies"

  • 20 Mar. 2017 - Congratulations to Gina Panopoulou who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Structure and evolution of magnetic molecular clouds: Observational consequences and tests"

  • 10 Mar. 2017 - Congratulations to Tasos Epitropakis who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Variability studies of the iron line emission in AGN"

  • 1 Feb. 2017 - The Annual Report describing the activities of the group for the 2016 calendar year is available online.

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