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Welcome!
On March 2017, I moved to a post-doc position at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), in parallel with the Department of Physics at the University of Crete. Both are located within a bit outside the city of Heraklion in the magnificent island of Crete.

This website serves practically as a personal (collective) online log/notebook about my whereabouts in Astronomy, occupying most of my everyday(/night) life. However, starting around the beginning of 2017, I decided to include (with time) some more stuff from other activities (I am not just an astrophysicist! 🙂 ).

Feel free to tour around and you may find something interesting or useful perhaps, if not … what the frak … nobody is perfect!

News

New post-doc position at FORTH !.
— Meet me at “La Silla Paranal Users Workshop”, in Garching, Germany (12-14 March, 2018). After that I will be visiting the National Observatory of Athens.
— New papers published: Bitsakis et al. 2018 (ApJ, 853, 104), Torres et al. (arXiv:1712.09759) on the circumstellar environment of the B[e] supergiant LHA 120-S 35.
Mini AstroPro Track
In October 2017, I returned to Crete and since then I am working on a number of projects related with massive stars, X-ray binaries, and stellar clusters.

Previously, I spend 9 months working at the Institute for Physics and Astronomy, of the University of Valaparaiso, Chile with Michel Curé, and 2.5 years as a post-doc researcher at Stellar Physics Department of the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with Michaela Kraus. My main focus had been massive stars and, in particular, how they lose mass in specific evolutionary phases (such as yellow hypergiants, B[e] supergiants, luminous blue variables) and form their environment.

I obtained my PhD in September 2014 from the Physics Department of the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) under the guidance of Andreas Zezas, working on High-Mass X-ray Binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud and our Galaxy.

Interests
> My research is in Observational Astrophysics, with focus on massive stars, x-ray binaries, variable stars, stellar populations in different environments, exoplanets
> Other interests include Professional-Amateur networking and collaborations, and Openness in Astronomy.

Publications

NASA/ADS | Google Scholar
ORCID 0000-0002-0891-7564 | ResearcherID S-5054-2017
PhD Tree


Contact

Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers,
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
N. Plastira 100, Vasilika Vouton,
GR-70013, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Department of Physics,
University of Crete,
GR-71003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Office: 2Γ46
Phone: +30-2810-394252

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OndrejovObs-2

Night view of the Ondrejov Observatory.