Athanasios (Thanasis) Chatzistavrakidis


Research Associate


Division of Theoretical Physics,


Ruđer Bošković Institute



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Name: Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis
Date of Birth: September 21, 1983
Place of Birth: Alexandroupoli, Greece
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Current Position: Research Associate, Division of Theoretical Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb. Since 2017
Other Appointments: Doctoral Studies Teaching Staff, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Since 2018
Member of the Evaluation Panel for Research Projects (PTZ4, Physics)
Croatian Science Foundation
Since 2020
Previous Positions: Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity (postdoc)
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
2015 - 2017
Institute for Theoretical Physics (postdoc)
Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
2012 - 2015
Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics (postdoc)
University of Bonn, Germany
2010 - 2012
Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (PhD fellow)
National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece
2007 - 2010
Education: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, School of Applied Mathematics & Physical Sciences
National Technical University of Athens NTUA (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. George Zoupanos)
2007 - 2010
M.Sc. in Physics and its Technological Applications
N.C.S.R. Demokritos and National Technical University of Athens.
2006 - 2009
Diploma in Physics, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences SAMPS
National Technical University of Athens (1st in ranking among 2006 graduates)
2001 - 2006
Awards and Grants: Croatian Science Foundation Project (IP-2018-01-7615)
"New Geometries for Gravity & Spacetime" (ca. 112,000 euros)
2018 - 2022
Croatian-French bilateral research project Cogito (Co-PI: Prof. Dr. M. Graña)
"Physics of Non-Geometric Fluxes" (ca. 10,000 euros)
2021 - 2022
Croatian-German bilateral research project DAAD & MZO (Co-PI: Dr. E. Malek)
"Exceptional Field Theory and Strongly Coupled Strings" (ca. 16,500 euros)
2021 - 2022
Croatian Science Foundation grant (DOK-2018-01-3001)
for employment of a PhD student (ca. 80,000 euros)
2018 - 2022
Croatian Ministry of Science and Education funding
for employment of a PhD student (ca. 100,000 euros)
2018 - 2023
Grant by EU's COST action MP1405 QSpace for workshop organization (7,320 euros)2018
Director's award for best publication in theoretical physics (shared with L. Jonke)2018
Full PhD Scholarship from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of NCSR Demokritos 2007 - 2010
Thomaideio Award from NTUA for Progress in Sciences and Arts 2007
Silver Medal and Award from NTUA for the highest diploma degree of SAMPS 2006
Award of benefactors Ch. Chryssovergis and I. Kondoulis for highest diploma degree 2006
Award from the Technical Chamber of Greece for the highest diploma degree of SAMPS 2006
Five annual scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece
for excellence in undergraduate studies
2001 - 2006
Four Awards from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece
for the highest performance among the 2001 class students of SAMPS
'01, '03, '04, '06
Technical Chamber of Greece Award for excellence in undergraduate studies 2002
Award from the bequest Chr. Papakyriakopoulos for excellence in mathematics 2002
Scholarship Nikolaou Kritikou for excellence in mathematics 2002
Papastavrideios Scholarship for excellence in mathematics 2001
Teaching: "Superstring Theory and Branes" (Lecturer in charge)
Course for the PhD program in Physics, University of Zagreb
2018 - 2021
"Analytical Mechanics and Special Relativity Theory" (Teaching Assistant)
2nd year B.Sc. course, Leibniz University of Hannover
2013
"Quantum Mechanics 1" (Teaching Assistant)
2nd year Diploma course, SAMPS, NTUA
2010
"Theoretical Physics"(Teaching Assistant)
4th year Diploma course, SAMPS, NTUA
2007 - 2010
"Particle Physics" (Teaching Assistant)
5th year Diploma course, SAMPS, NTUA
2007 - 2010
"Experimental Physics" (Lab instructor and supervisor)
Schools of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, NTUA
2008 - 09
Supervision: Postdoc supervisor of Dr. Zoltan Kokenyesi, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb 2020 - ...
PhD Advisor of Mr. Grgur Simunic, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb 2017 - ...
PhD Advisor of Mr. Georgios Karagiannis, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb 2018 - ...
Master Thesis Supervisor of Ms. Ivana Cesic, University of Zagreb 2018 - 2019
Master Thesis Co-Supervisor (with E. Bergshoeff) of Mr. Eifion Prinsen, VSI, Groningen 2016 - 2017

Over the years, I have served as referee for the following international journals: Journal of High Energy Physics, European Physical Journal C, Physics Letters B, Physical Review D, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, SciPost, Reviews in Mathematical Physics, Physica Scripta, General Relativity and Gravitation, International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, Universe, Symmetry.


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Last modified: 28 December 2021