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PASIPHAE will measure the polarization induced by the ISM on starlight in order to map the magnetic field in 3 dimensions.

3-dimensional ISM properties and their effect on searches for B-modes

Searching for inflationary B modes: can dust emission properties be extrapolated from 350 GHz to 150 GHz? - MNRAS, 451, L90 (2015)   K. Tassis & V. Pavlidou

ISM polarization far from the Galactic plane

Local Measurements of the Mean Interstellar Polarization at High Galactic Latitudes - arXiv:1802.04305   R. Skalidis, G. V. Panopoulou, K. Tassis, V. Pavlidou, D. Blinov, I. Komis, I. Liodakis

Tomography of the magnetic field

Demonstration of magnetic field tomography with starlight polarization towards a diffuse sightline of the ISM - arXiv:1809.09804   Georgia V. Panopoulou, Konstantinos Tassis, Raphael Skalidis, Dmitriy Blinov, Ioannis Liodakis, Vasiliki Pavlidou, Stephen B. Potter, Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash, Anthony C. S. Readhead, Ingunn K. Wehus


PASIPHAE: A high-Galactic-latitude, high-accuracy optopolarimetric survey - arXiv:1810.05652
   Konstantinos Tassis, Anamparambu N. Ramaprakash, Anthony C. S. Readhead, Stephen B. Potter, Ingunn K. Wehus, Georgia V. Panopoulou, Dmitry Blinov, Hans Kristian Eriksen, Brandon Hensley, Ata Karakci, John A. Kypriotakis, Siddharth Maharana, Evangelia Ntormousi, Vasiliki Pavlidou, Timothy J. Pearson, Raphael Skalidis

Side projects


Search for AGN counterparts of unidentified Fermi-LAT sources with optical polarimetry: Demonstration of the technique - arXiv:1810.06312
   N. Mandarakas, D. Blinov, I. Liodakis, K. Kouroumpatzakis, A. Zezas, G. V. Panopoulou, I. Myserlis, E. Angelakis, T. Hovatta, S. Kiehlmann, K. Kokolakis, E. Paleologou, A. Pouliasi, R. Skalidis, V. Pavlidou

We are hiring

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, the foremost research organization in Greece, invites applications for 3 postdoctoral positions for the PASIPHAE project.

We are building a team with diverse expertise (both observational and theoretical), including the Galactic magnetic field, optical polarimetry, numerical and statistical analysis (including the numerical solutions of complex boundary-value problems and/or machine learning algorithms), interstellar medium astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics including gamma-ray and cosmic-ray astrophysics, and stellar astrophysics (with emphasis on intrinsic stellar polarizations). Applicants with strong background in any of these fields are encouraged to apply.

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