Dmitry Blinov obtained his MSc and PhD in Astronomy at the University of Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 2008 and 2011.
After a short period of Junior research fellow at the Astronomical Institute of the St. Petersburg University he moved to Crete in 2013. In Crete, he has been a member of the RoboPol project, an international collaboration on optopolarimetric studies of active galactic nuclei. His research was mainly focused on studies of optical polarization behavior in blazars and its connection to high-energy emission of these sources. Since 2017, he has joined the PASIPHAE project, an international collaboration on the mapping of polarized foregrounds for Cosmic Microwave Background B-mode searches through a large-scale optopolarimetric survey of high Galactic latitudes.
Optical polarimetry; AGN; high-energy astrophysics; magnetic fields in the Milky Way and extragalactic environments;