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 seven Ph.D. theses; currently supervising two more.

She has co-authored more than 410 publications in the top refereed journals of her field. She has given about 10 invited talks at international conferences

Since 1974 she is working in various high energy physics experiments at CERN and 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. She is currently the Chairperson 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 “ATLAS Interactive Student Event Challenge” project, the so-called HYPATIA (Hybrid Pupil's Analysis Tool for Interactions in ATLAS) project and coordinator of the LLP “Learning with ATLAS at CERN” European project with 9 European partners. She is also the coordinator of the EU FP7 project "Discover the COSMOS" as a member of the IASA institute and also participates in the EU FP7 project "Pathway to inquiry based science education". In 2012 she was elected ATLAS Outreach Coordinator for 2012-2013.