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Stavros Theodorakis

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Department of Physics
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Biography

StudiesB.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, University of Sussex (U.K.), 1981.M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Stanford University (California, U.S.A.), 1983.Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Stanford University (California, U.S.A.), 1986.PositionsAssistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Reed College (Oregon, U.S.A.), 1986-1988.Associate Research Scientist, Dept. of Physics, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, U.S.A.), 1988-1990.Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Stanford University (California, U.S.A.), 1990-1992.Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Cyprus, 1992-.

Research Interest

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (phenomenology of superfluid 3He, phenomenology of high Tc superconductors, Bose-Einstein condensates); Nonlinear Physics (pattern selection and front propagation in phase transitions).

Publications

  • Evolution of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a rapidly expanding circular box, by Stavros Theodorakis and Yiannis Constantinou, Physical Review E 76 (2007) 036205.

  • Oscillations of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a rapidly contracting circular box, by Stavros Theodorakis and Christina Psaroudaki, Physics Letters A 373 (2009) p. 441-447.

  • Local pinning of trial wave functions: an optimization method without integrals for finding approximate solutions of field equations, by Stavros Theodorakis and Nitsa Kindyni, American Journal of Physics 78 (2010) p. 244-249.

  • Lopsided vortex cells in rotating Bose-Einstein condensates, by Stavros Theodorakis, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 48 (2015) 245303

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