About me

tassos_photo copyI am a Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

My coordinates are:

Department of Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 998157 – Fax: +30 2310 998128


Some personal info

I was born, raised, primarily educated and now partially reside in Edessa. My hometown is associated with Aegae, the old capital of the Ancient Macedonian Empire. The paternal branch of my family resides in Edessa from around 1800. A nearby hill (Ύψωμα Πέτκου – Petkou’s Hill) has taken my family’s name. Heraklion-Crete is our second family hometown. Milano comes third.

Through my maternal family from Irakleia-Serrwn I am related to Achilles Papapetrou, one of the most important Greek scientists of modern times.


Some professional info

I have obtained my undergraduate degree in physics from the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and my PhD from DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

After a postdoc at the University of Cyprus, 18 months of military service, and more postdocs at the University of KaiserslauternUniversity of MilanoCERN and the University of Milano-Bicocca, I joined the HEP group at the University of Crete as Assistant Professor where I stayed from 2004 to 2012. I am a regular visitor of CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

 A recent CV is here. My current publication list is here.