Jeremiah Horrocks Institute

    University of Central Lancashire
    Preston, PR1 2HE , UK 

    TEL: +44 (0) 1772 89 6418

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I am Reader in Astrophysics (Associate Professor) at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. I currently lead the Theoretical star formation and Exoplanets Group at UCLAN.

I am interested in star formation, exoplanets, planet formation and migration, brown dwarfs and low-mass stars, protoplanetary discs, binary stars, gravitational instabilities, computational hydrodynamics and radiative transfer.


I was born under the sign of Pisces in the year of Tiger, in Athens, Greece but, originally, I come from the Ionian island Lefkada. I completed my undergraduate studies at Athens University, Greece, majoring in Physics with a minor in Astronomy. I crossed the Atlantic to study for my Master's degree in Space Physics and Astronomy, at Rice University and Lunar and Planetary Institute, in Houston, Texas. My thesis topic was "Infrared Excesses From Accretion Streams in Pre-Main-Sequence Binaries". I completed my Ph.D. degree at Cardiff University, Wales, UK, on the topic of "Monte Carlo Radiative transfer in Prestellar Cores and Protostellar disks". At the same time I developed the Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer code Phaethon. I was a Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics (Star Formation) at the School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University until the beginning of 2013. I was also a Visiting Fellow at the Theoretical Astrophysics Lab, Physics Department, Nagoya University, Japan (Royal Society-Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation International Exchanges Award; 2014-2017).

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