"Complex Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas"
After returning to Greece and joining the faculty of the Department of Physics of the University of Thessaloniki, (end of 1985), I developed a research group funded mainly by the European Union (EEC) and the Greek government. In the period of 1992 to1996 we built a European network studying “The coherent radiation and particle acceleration in natural plasmas”. The network consisted of Drs. J. Brown (Glasgow), G. Trottet (Meudon, Paris), J. Kuijpers (Utrecht) and P. Louran (CNET/CNRS, Paris).
During that same period Dr. Rene Kluiving (University of Amsterdam) spent two years with our group. Other members of our group during that period were Dr. Tassos Anastasiadis, currently a senior scientist at the National Observatory in Athens, Greece, Dr. Manolis Georgoulis , currently holds a post-doc position at the Applied Physics Laboratory, USA, Paschalis Paschos, currently a a reseacrh associte at the University of Callifornia at San Diego, USA, Vasiliki Pavlidou and Kostas Tassis, currently research fellows at Center for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, USA and Iro Tasitsiomi, currently post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Astrophysical sciences, University of Princeton, USA. Kallia Petraki is currently a graduate student at the Physics Department , UCLA. Evangelos Siminos is a graduate student at the physics department of the Georgia Tech. Members of our group were also Dr. Spiros Patsourakos, who completed his Ph.D at the Institute Astrophysique Spatiale under the supervision of Dr. J. C. Vial and now holds a post-doc at NRL, and Dr. Vassilis Arhontis, who completed his Ph. D at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Prof. Ake Nordlund and currently holds a pos-doc position at The University of St Adrews, UK. Anastasios Fragos and Emmanuela Rantsiou started Graduate studies in the Astronomy Department of The NorthWestern University, USA.
|Organizing Euroconferences and meetings||
Our group organized a series of workshops, Euroconferences and Meetings in Thessaloniki:
|Major achievements (1980-2002)||
(see also Hugh Hudson's grand archive for flare cartoons)
Active regions near the SOC state
Active region close to self organonised state
3-D evolution of an active region avalance (producing
|Our group now (2003)|
|Researchers||Dr Heinz Isliker (Senior Research Fellow)|
|Dr Marco Onofri (Research Fellow)|
|Dr Ingmar Sandberg (Research Fellow)|
|Graduate students||Christos Tsironis (Non-linear wave heating of plasmas)|
Our group is currently funded by the European program Human Potential Development (Research and Training Network) and Association Euratom-Hellenic Republic (Research in Fusion) and PYTHAGORAS (Ministry of Education)