SNF Presents … PASIPHAE - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

12 NOVEMBER 2018

Οn the occasion of the SNF Dialogues event dedicated to Astronomy, we are presenting our grant to the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics at the University of Crete, supporting the implementation of the PASIPHAE experiment, which tries to reveal the first moments of the Universe.

The grant supported the construction of an innovative wide-field polarimeter, which will be used in alternation by the Skinakas Observatory in Crete and the South African Astronomical Observatory. The short film on PASIPHAE will be screened as part of the Dialogues event scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 27th at 17:30 The event will be live streamed through the SNF website at

On the occasion of their participation at the 12th DIALOGUES event, Konstantinos Tassis, Coordinator of PASIPHAE and Associate Professor of Astrophysics, University of Crete, and Vasiliki Pavlidou, Coordinator of PHAESTOS (Probing High-Energy Astrophysics Environments and Systems Through Optopolarimetric Surveys) and Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Crete, gave an interview to Greek news portal,, discussing the details and future prospects of the PASIPHAE experiment for the global scientific community.

Read the full interview here. (The text is only available in Greek)