Welcome to the Institute of Astrophysics

The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) commenced its operations at FORTH in 2019 and it is the only research Institute in Greece dedicated exclusively to the field of Astrophysics. The Institute was founded in order to facilitate and further enhance the very successful research activities of the astrophysics group, which has been operating for nearly 30 years, within the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH and the Department of Physics of the University of Crete.

The prime goals of the Institute are to foster and promote excellence in research and innovation in select fields of theoretical and observational astrophysics, as well as to train the new generation of scientists and engineers in order to successfully address the upcoming challenges in modern astrophysics and technology. Moreover, using the cross-discipline scientific expertise and unique environment of FORTH, IA aims to develop strategic international collaborations and act as a catalyst and pole of attraction for outstanding scholars from abroad, so that Greece contributes to, as well as profits from,  this rapidly developing research field, in a substantive manner.  The sky is not our limit!

For a detailed description of our activities check the 2021 Annual Report.

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