Christine Kourkoumelis

Professor of Physics, University of Athens


PhD in Physics, Yale, 1977.

Docent at the University of Athens 1982.

Teaching physics [undergraduate and graduate courses] in the Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry Departments of the UoA since 1977. She has supervised nine Ph.D. theses; currently supervising one more.

She has co-authored more than 890 publications in the top refereed journals of her field. She has given about 25 invited talks at international conferences

Since 1974 she is working in various high energy physics experiments at CERN and Jlab, Fermilab (USA). She has participated in experiments at the ISR (CERN) where as a graduate student took part in the development of novel detectors: the liquid argon calorimeter and the transition radiation detectors. She also participated in neutrino experiments and the DELPHI experiment in LEP (CERN), before joining in 1995 the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. She was responsible for the construction of 30,000 monitored drift tubes, which were assembled into chambers to form part of the muon spectrometer in ATLAS.

From 2005-2006 she was the Chairperson of the ATLAS Publication Committee. In 2012-2014 she was the ATLAS Outreach Coordinator. She is currently member of the ATLAS Muon Publication and Conference Committee. She has also been the Greek National representative at RECFA (Restricted European Committee for Future Accelerators) from 1986 to 2005.

She is responsible for the “HYPATIA” (Hybrid Pupil's Analysis Tool for Interactions in ATLAS) project which can be used by students and researcher for the interactive analysis of the ATLAS events. She has been the coordinator of the LLP “Learning with ATLAS at CERN” and the EU FP7 “Discover the COSMOS” European outreach projects. She was a partner of the EU FP7 project "Pathway to inquiry based science education" and is now a member of the “Go-lab” and “Inspiring Science Education” European projects. In 2011 she was awarded the EPS HEP Outreach Prize.