Christodoulou Demetrios

Honorary Professor
301 Physics Bldg.



Demetrios Christodoulou obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Priceton University (USA) in 1971.


From 1971 until 1972 he was a research fellow at Caltech (USA) and at 1972-1973 he was a Professor of Physics at the University of Athens. During the period of 1973-1983 he held a number of reserch fellowships at CERN (Switzerland), International Center for Theoretical Physics at Trieste (Italy), the Max Planck Institute in Munich (Germany) and the Currant Institute of New York University (USA). From 1983 until 1988 he was an Associate Professor and subsequently Professor of Mathematics at Syracuse University. From 1988 until 1992 he was a Professor of Mathematics at Courant Institute, before moving as a Professor at Princeton University, where he remained until 2001 when he became Professor of Mathematics and Physics at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). In 2011 he was elected as Honorary Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete.
Professor Christodoulou has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences. He has received noumerous awards and distinctions including the 1981 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, the 1991 Basilis Xanthopoulos Award, the 1993 MacArthur Fellows Award, the 1996 Excellence in the Sciences Award of the Academy of Athens, the 1999 Bocher Memorial Prize of the American Mathematical Society, the 2000 Taxiarchis of the Order of Phoenix awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic, the 2006 Aristeio Bodossaki, the 2009 Chaire d’Etat of the College de France and the 2011 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences.


Partial differential equations, geometric analysis, general relativity, fluid mechanics.

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
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