Niarchos Vasilis

205 Physics Bldg.



Vasilis Niarchos completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Athens in 1998. He concluded his graduate studies (Ph.D.) at the University of Chicago in 2004 on the subjects of String Theory and Quantum Field Theory. His academic genealogy tree is here.


He worked as a research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark (2004-2006), the Centre de Physique Theorique in Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France (2006-2010) and the Physics Department of the University of Crete (2010-2016). In 2016 he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University in the UK. In 2019 he started his appointment  as an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Crete. He was promoted to a Professor in 2024.


His research is concentrated in the area of Theoretical High Energy Physics with particular focus on formal aspects of Quantum Field Theory and String Theory. He is especially interested in the non-perturbative structure of Quantum Fields (including Supersymmetry, Supersymmetry Breaking, Conformal Field Theory, Dualities and Holography), the structure of M-Theory and D-brane physics and their implications in Quantum Field Theory, Gravity and Black Holes.  

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