Science



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

Maps of the number of HI clouds along the line of sight at high galactic latitude - ApJ, 902, 22 (2020)   G. V. Panopoulou & D. Lenz

Evidence for Line-of-Sight Frequency Decorrelation of Polarized Dust Emission in Planck Data - arXiv:2101.09291   V. Pelgrims, S. E. Clark, B. S. Hensley, G. V. Panopoulou, V. Pavlidou, K. Tassis, H. K. Eriksen, I. K. Wehus

ISM polarization far from the Galactic plane

Local Measurements of the Mean Interstellar Polarization at High Galactic Latitudes - A&A, 616, A52 (2018)   R. Skalidis, G. V. Panopoulou, K. Tassis, V. Pavlidou, D. Blinov, I. Komis, I. Liodakis

ISM polarization

Extreme starlight polarization in a region with highly polarized dust emission - A&A, 624, L8 (2019)   Georgia V. Panopoulou, Brandon S. Hensley, Raphael Skalidis, Dmitry Blinov, Konstantinos Tassis

Tomography of the magnetic field

Demonstration of magnetic field tomography with starlight polarization towards a diffuse sightline of the ISM - ApJ, 872, 56 (2019)   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

Instrumentation

Lifting the dusty veil over inflation - Nature Astronomy, 5, 519 (2021) A. Ramaprakash, A. C. S. Readhead and K. Tassis

WALOP-South: A Four Camera One Shot Imaging Polarimeter for PASIPHAE Survey. Paper I — Optical Design - Accepted to JATIS   Siddharth Maharana, John A. Kypriotakis, A. N. Ramaprakash, Chaitanya Rajarshi, Ramya M. Anche, Shrish, Dmitry Blinov, Hans Kristian Eriksen, Tuhin Ghosh, Eirik Gjerløw, Nikolaos Mandarakas, Georgia V. Panopoulou, Vasiliki Pavlidou, Timothy J. Pearson, Vincent Pelgrims, Stephen B. Potter, Anthony C. S. Readhead, Raphael Skalidis, Konstantinos Tassis, Ingunn K. Wehus

Side projects


Search for AGN counterparts of unidentified Fermi-LAT sources with optical polarimetry: Demonstration of the technique - A&A, 623, A61 (2019)
   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


Probing the unidentified Fermi blazar-like population using optical polarization and machine learning - MNRAS, 486, 3415 (2019)
   I. Liodakis and D. Blinov


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