I am a joint postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) and a Lyman Spitzer, Jr. fellow at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. I received my PhD in Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University (with Vicky Kalogera) in 2018 as a member of the astrophysical group in the Center of Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA). Prior to that, I received my Master degree in Advanced Physics at University of Crete and my undergraduate degree in Physics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My main research interests cover a wide range of problems related to galaxy formation and evolution, formation and evolution of binary systems from stellar to supermassive black hole binaries and planetary systems. The direct gravitational wave detections of merging stellar black holes by Advanced-LIGO in 2015 opened a new window to our Universe. The future space-based laser interferometer LISA and existing Pulsar Timing Array surveys will widen this window observing the loudest gravitational-wave events in the Universe produced by the coalescence of massive black holes. I am most interested in the formation and dynamical evolution of massive binaries formed at the center of galaxies by galaxy mergers in connection to the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Conference: Stellar dynamics in galactic nuclei. November 30 2017.
Conference: Stellar aggregates over mass and spatial scales. December 5th- 9th 2016.
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