Education | Research | Employment | Grants & Fellowships | Publications | Collaborations | Conferences
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Panos A. Patsis

Research Director, Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens

Education

1991 Ph.D. in Astronomy. Department of Physics, University of Athens
Thesis: Self-Consistent Models of Normal Spiral Galaxies
Advisor: Prof. George Contopoulos
Graduated with honors

A major part of the Thesis has been worked out at
the European Southern Observatory (ESO), at
Garching bei Mnchen, Germany, under the
supervision of Dr. P. Grosbol

1985 ``Ptychion'' (B.S.) in Mathematics. Department of Mathematics,
University of Athens.

1979 High school. Varvakeios Model School. Graduated with honors


Research interests - Research fields:

Galactic Dynamics
Morphology of Disk galaxies
Stellar Dynamics
SPH Hydrodynamics
Astronomical observations in the near-infrared
Hamiltonian Dynamics
Nonlinear Phenomena
Chaos Theory

My current research projects can be found in the RCAAM Annual Report for 2014

Employment History

2014

Excellence Cluster Universe, Garching bei München, GERMANY
Visiting Scientist (1 month stay).

2012

European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei München, GERMANY
Visiting Scientist (1 month stay).

2009-today

Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens, GREECE
Research Director. Acting Director

2008

University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, FRANCE
Visiting Professor (1 month stay)
European Southern Observatory, Garching bei Muenchen, GERMANY
Visiting Scientist (2 months stay)
Southwest Research Institute, Boulder CO, USA
Fulbright fellow (3 months stay)

2006-2009

Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens, GREECE
Research Director.

2001-2006

Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens, GREECE
Senior Researcher

2000-2001

Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens, GREECE
Principal Researcher in the project: "Theoretical Study of Galaxies"

1999-2000

Max Planck Institut fr Astronomie, Heidelberg, GERMANY
Researcher at BAT IIa position (public employee)

1998

Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, GERMANY
Researcher at BAT IIa position (public employee)

1995-1998

Max Planck Institut fr Astronomie, Heidelberg, GERMANY
Postdoctoral fellow

1994-1995

Observatoire de Marseille, Marseille, FRANCE
Visiting Astronomer, CNRS fellow

1992-1994

European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei Mnchen, GERMANY
Postdoctoral ESO fellow.

1990-1991

Greek Army
Fulfilled part of his service as Specialized scientist at the Research Center of National Defense in projects on remote sensing.

1989

European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei Mnchen, GERMANY
Postgraduate PhD Student
Supervisor: P. Grosbol

1986-1991

Department of Astronomy, University of Athens
Postgraduate PhD Student.

1980-1992

Managed private business (``P. Patsis & Co. Wholesale'', Athens)

Main short time visits (less than 1 month)

Feb 16- Feb 28 2003,
Jan 27 - Feb 9 2002
Sep 21 - Oct 7 2001
Jul 12 - Jul 28 2000
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Observatoire de Marseille, Marseille, FRANCE
Visitor (research project of CNRS, France). Collaboration with E. Athanassoula.

Sep 20 - Oct 10 2005
May 2004 10 days
May 1 - May 9 2003
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University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, FRANCE
Collaboration with Ch. Boily

10 days 2009
10 days 2007
10 days 2005
10 days 2004
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Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, University Observatory, GERMANY
Collaboration with A. Burkert

10 days 2011
10 days 2009
10 days 2007
10 days 2005
10 days 2004
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European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei München, GERMANY
Collaboration with P. Grosbol

10 days 2005

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
Collaboration with Ph. Heraudau

10 days 2006

Institute for Astronomy, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
Collaboration with Ch. Theis

10 days 2013

Department of Astronomy, University of Stockholm, SWEDEN
Collaboration with K. Fathi

 

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, Awards

1988 ERASMUS/IKY
1989 European Doctoral Astrophysics Network
1989 ESO studentship
1992-1994 ESO fellowship
1994 European Union Human Capital and Mobility
1994-1995 CNRS fellowship
1995-1998 Max-Planck Gesellschaft postdoctoral fellowship
2000-2001 European Union/Greek Ministry of Research and Technology. Grant for Greek-Speaking Researchers working abroad
2000 CSC- "Professional Paper Honorarium - Honorable Mention'' for the paper "Resonances and the Morphology of Spirals in N-body Simulations'' by P.A. Patsis and D.E. Kaufmann (1999)
2004, 2007 DAAD/IKY fellowships
2008 Fulbright fellowship
2008, 2012 ESO visitor
2014 Exellence Cluster "Universe", Munich


Publications

(Almost) Complete list of publications

Known third party citations (self citations and citations by co-authors NOT included)

Co-author in three volumes of conference proceedings

 


Main current external collaborations and co-authors
 


Conferences, Workshops, Seminars:

Participation in 45 international meetings

Has given 18 invited talks in Conferences or at universities and research institutes abroad.

Has organized the weekly seminar ``Dynamics and Morphology of Galaxies'' at Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg from 1995 to the end of 1999

Member of the SOC and main organizer of the workshop ``Galactic Disks 99'' (Heidelberg 1999)

Convener at JENAM 2002, Porto-PORTUGAL, Workshop ``Galactic Dynamics

Member of the SOC and organizer at the ``6th Hellenic Astronomical Conference'' at the National Observatory of Athens, 15-17 September 2003, Pendeli, Athens, GREECE

Member of the SOC and organizer in ``Galaxies and Star Clusters From the Computer to the Real World'', 79th Annual Scientific Meeting 2005 of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, Koeln 26/9-1/10 2005, GERMANY

Member of the SOC at JENAM 2007, Yerevan, ARMENIA, Workshop "Our Non-Stable Universe".

Member of the SOC and Organizer of the meeting "Chaos in Astronomy", Athens, 2007

Member of the SOC and organizer at the ``9th Hellenic Astronomical Conference'', Univ. of Athens, 2009


Observational Projects

The Pattern Speed of Density Waves in Normal Spiral Galaxies
P. Grosbol (ESO), P.I, P.A. Patsis (ESO)
2.2m ESO/MPI, La Silla, Chile, May 1993
IRAC-2A, NICMOS-3

Density Waves and Morphological Features of Normal Spiral
Galaxies
P.A. Patsis (MPIA), P.I., P. Grosbol (ESO), V. Testa (U.o.Bologna)
2.2m MPIA, Calar Alto, Spain, June 1996
Black MAGIC

Density Waves in Normal Galaxies
P.A. Patsis (MPIA), P.I., P. Grosbol (ESO),
F. Garzon (IAC),
J. Cepa (IAC), J.M. Vilchez (IAC)
1.5m Carlos Sanchez, Tenerife, Spain, October 1996

The Amplitude of Spirals in Spiral Galaxies
P.A. Patsis (ARI), P.I., P. Heraudeau (MPIA)
2.2m ESO/MPI, La Silla, Chile, June 1998
IRAC-2, NICMOS-3

Physical Classification of Old Stellar Disks in Spiral Galaxies
P. Grosbol (ESO), P.I, D.L. Block (Johannesburg), P.A. Patsis
(RCfA), Ph. Heraudeau (MPIA), I. Puerari (Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica)
NTT, La Silla, Chile, June 1999
SOFI

Weak Extensions of Spirals in Grand Design Normal Spiral Galaxies
P.A. Patsis (RCfA, MPIA)}, P.I., Ph. Heraudeau
(MPIA), P. Grosbol (ESO)
2.2m ESO/MPI, La Silla, Chile, June 1998
WFI

Observational signatures of non-linear phenomena in Galactic Disks
P.A. Patsis (RCfA), P.I., M. Xilouris
(NOA), J. Alikakos (NOA), M. Vika (NOA)
2.3m Aristarchos, Helmos, Greece, 2013, 2015


Professional Memberships

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Hellenic Astronomical society (Hel.A.S)

Hellenic Mathematical Society

Hellenic Physicists Society

Languages

Greek (native)
English (perfect knowledge)
German (perfect knowledge)


Reviewer for

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astrophysical Journal

Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

New Astronomy

International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation

 


Education and Training Duties

Supervised the PhD Theses of: V. Boonyasait, University of Florida, FL, USA (2003)

Supervisor of the PhD Theses of:
M. Katsanikas, Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens (2012) (main supervisor)
E. Tsigaridi, Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens (2009-) (main supervisor)

Supervised the Masters Theses of:
M. Katsanikas, Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens (2005) (main supervisor)
E. Tsigaridi, Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens (2008) (main supervisor)
S. Chatzopoulos, Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens (2010) (main supervisor)

He taught (2009->11) the postgraduate course "Nonlinear Dynamics" for Master's Degree students at the Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens

He particapted (2012-13, 2014-15) in the teaching of the postgraduate course "Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy" for Master's Degree students at the Section of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mechanics, University of Athens


Popularization (main articles and talks)

Series of talks at the Society of Space and Astronomy, Volos. Main speaker of the 2004 Summer School organized by the society (5 talks).

Speaker in the 2005, 2009 and 2014 Summer Schools

Articles in the journal "Ouranos", 1998, 2004, 2006

Article in the newspaper "Eleftherotypia" (13/8/1998)

Talk for the IYA 2009 at the Academy of Athens

Article in the journal of the Physics Department of the Aristotle Univerisity of Thessaloniki, 2014, 21, 2 "Phenomenon",

Talk in the round table discussion "Science and Science Fiction", October 2013


Personal

Birthdate:
7 August 1961

Birthplace:
Athens

Citizenship:
Greek

Marital status:
Married, 1 son

Hobbies:
Author of Science Fiction stories (2nd award in the competition of the Greek Ministry of Youth, 1989)
Cinema (Followed seminars on film direction, 1985)
Painting, Caricature and Sketch (participation in two exhibitions)
Historical Studies and Archeoastronomy