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I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University. Before moving to Durham, I was an ESO Fellow in Garching (2020 - 2022), and a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (2018 - 2020) in the groups of Simon White and Volker Springel. Previously, I was a postdoc at GEPI, Observatoire de Paris (2016 - 2018) working with Paola Di Matteo and Misha Haywood. I carried out my PhD at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (2012 - 2016) under the supervision of Lia Athanassoula and Albert Bosma. I am originally from Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean, which I left to move to Bristol, UK and then to Barcelona, Spain, to undertake a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Astrophysics & Cosmology, respectively. After finishing my Masters, I took a year out of academia, during which I worked odd jobs in Cyprus and travelled around South America.

Apr 2022 - present Assistant Professor

Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, Durham, UK

Dec 2020 - Mar 2022 ESO Fellow

ESO, Garching bei München, Germany

Jan 2018 - Dec 2020 MPA Fellow 

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching bei München, Germany

Jan 2016 - Dec 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher 

GEPI/Observatoire de Paris, Paris, France

Oct 2012 - Jan 2016 PhD in Astrophysics

DAGAL ITN, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille/Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France 

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011 MSc Astrophysics & Cosmology

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Oct 2006 - Jul 2009 BSc Physics

Bristol University, Bristol, UK

“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known."

- Carl Sagan

"Πλάτυνε η Σκέψη τη ζωή τόσο πολύ, τόσο πολύ,

πόκανε ο άνθρωπος τη Γη κι' όλο το Σύμπαν: σπίτι..."

- Τεύκρος Ανθίας

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