Department of Physics
Cyprus University of Technology
Columbia University, USA (B.A., 1996); Stanford University, USA (Ph.D., 2001); Harvard University, USA (Postdoc, 2001-2003); University of Cyprus (Lecturer 2003-2007, Assistant Professor 2007-2012, Associate Professor 2012-present).
Theoretical High Energy Physics and String Theory. Particular areas of research: Holographic gauge theory/gravity dualities, Black holes, Non-commutative geometry, Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking and finite temperature in string theory, String Cosmology and Inflation. Applications of string dualities and non-commutative geometry in the study of strongly coupled condensed matter systems.
Costas Kounnas (Ecole Normale Superieure), Dieter Lüst (Munich, Max Planck Inst. & Munich U., ASC), Nicolaos Toumbas (Cyprus U.)R22 inflation from scale invariant supergravity and anomaly free superstrings with fluxes Sep 24, 2014. 24 pp. Fortsch.Phys. 63 (2015) 12-35
C. Pallis, N. Toumbas, Starobinsky-type inflation with products of Kähler manifolds, Dec 17, 2015. 17 pp. JCAP 1605 (2016) no.05, 015
C. Pallis, N. Toumbas,Starobinsky Inflation: From Non-SUSY To SUGRA Realizations, Dec 29, 2016. 16 pp. Adv.High Energy Phys. 2017