Rakitzis Theodore - Peter







111 Physics Bldg. & FORTH


Peter Rakitzis received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1997, for the experimental study of atomic and molecular angular momentum in bimolecular reactions. His academic genealogy tree is here.


He served as a research associate at Stanford University (1997-1998) and FORTH / IESL (1999-2000). In 2001 he was elected as a Lecturer at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and promoted to Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2008  he was awarded an ERC Starting grant entitled “Time-resolved Ring-Cavity-Enhanced Polarization Spectroscopy (TRICEPS)”. He became Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2016.


Interference phenomena in molecular photodissociation, and production of spin-polarized atoms. The role of angular momentum in atomic and molecular collisions. Absorption and polarization spectroscopy in linear and ring cavities.

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
phone: +30 2810 394300 - fax: +30 2810 394301