Vardavas Ilias

Associate Professor (retired)
213 Physics Bldg.



Ilias Vardavas received his PhD in Radiation Transfer in Stellar Atmospheres from The University of Sydney, Australia, in 1977. His academic genealogy tree is here.


He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Utrecht Astronomical Institute working on stellar coronae 1976-1978. He was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University in the Research School of Physical Sciences during 1979-1985, working on the evolution of planetary atmospheres. He was appointed Senior Research Scientist in the Environmental Research Institute (OSS) of the Australian Government from 1985-1990 working on applications of atmospheric radiation transfer. He took up an appointment of Principal Research Scientist within the CSIRO Division of Applied Physics working on atmospheric photochemistry and ozone depletion in 1990. In 1993 he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Crete. He retired in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics. He has 85 research papers in regular scientific journals.
Senior undergraduate and graduate text book: Radiation and Climate, by I.M. Vardavas (Crete) and F.W.Taylor (Oxford). International Series of Monographs on Physics 138, Oxford University Press, pp 512, 2007 (Hardcover) and 2011 (Paperback).
Ακτινοβολία και Κλίμα, Η Βαρδαβάς και F.W. Taylor, International Series of Monographs on Physics 138, 512 pp, Oxford University Press 2007 (Hardcover) και 2011 (Paperback).


Radiation transfer, evolution of planetary atmospheres, the Earth's radiation budget, atmospheric photochemistry, haze formation in Titan's atmosphere.

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