Physics Department

School of Applied Sciences

National Technical University

Zografou Campus 157 80 Athens

157 80 Zografou, GREECE

School of Applied Sciences

National Technical University

Zografou Campus 157 80 Athens

157 80 Zografou, GREECE

**Tel.:**+30 2107721641 (direct) 2107723009 (secretary)**Fax.:**+30 2107723025**Email:**konstant@mail.ntua.gr**URL:**http://www.physics.ntua.gr/~konstant## Personal

- Born in 1964
- Married to Chrysoula Petropoulou, children: Eirini, Serafim, Maria, Nikolaos, Petros, Charalampos

## Education

**Ph.D. in Physics**, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, August 1993

Thesis supervisor:*Mark Bowick.*Title of thesis:*Unitary Matrix Models: A Study of the String Equation.***M.Sc. in Physics**, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, May 1989**B.Sc. in Physics**, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, June 1987

## Academic Positions/Research

**Associate Professor**, Physics Department, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University, Athens, Greece, December 2012 - today

Matrix models of string theory, complex action problem in Monte Carlo simulations.**Assistant Professor**, Physics Department, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University, Athens, Greece, December 2003 - December 2012

Matrix models of string theory and finite density QCD, complex action problem in Monte Carlo simulations, 2d Quantum Gravity on the Lattice.**Visiting Associate Professor**, High Energy and Elementary Particle Physics Division, Physics Department, University of Crete, Heraclion, Crete, Greece, September 1999-December 2003

Matrix models of string theory and finite density QCD, complex action problem in Monte Carlo simulations, Q-Balls.**Teaching Associate**, Greek Open University, Patra, Greece, September 2001-2011 and 2016 - 2017

Distance learning education.**Research Assistant Professor**, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1995-August 1999

Numerical simulations of randomly triangulated models of 2d and 4d Quantum Gravity, SUSY Matrix Models, real time evolution of classical pure SU(2) gauge theories, random surface models of crystalline membranes.**Postdoctoral Research Associate**, Intitute for Fundamental Theory, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, September 1993-August 1995

Analytic and numerical study of random surface models associated with hexatic and crystalline membranes and string theory.**Affiliate**of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, January 1991-September 1991 and January 1993-March 1993

Analytic study of Unitary Matrix Models, Integrable Hierarchies and random surfaces.**Research Assistant**of the Syracuse University Theoretical High Energy Physics Group, Syracuse, NY, USA, September 1989-August 1993

Unitary matrix models and Integrable Hierarchies, numerical and analytic study of random surfaces and spin systems, 2+1 Quantum Gravity, High Temperature Strings.**Research Assistant**of the Syracuse University Experimental High Energy Physics Group, Syracuse, NY, USA, 1988-1989

Worked on the construction/calibration of the muon detectors of the CLEO II experiment and performed data analysis of hadronic events.

## Teaching

**Physics Instructor,**National Technical University, Athens, Greece, September 2003-today. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Computational Physics I, Computational Physics II (Monte Carlo Methods in Physics), Programming with Applications for Engineers (Scientific Computing), Quantum Field Theory, Physics II (Electromagnetism I) and Physics IV (Quantum Mechanics I).**Physics Instructor,**University of Crete, Heraclion, Crete, Greece, September 1999-today. Taught graduate/undergraduate courses in Classical Mechanics, General Physics (waves, optics, quantum physics, special theory of relativity) and Uses of PC.**Physics Instructor,**Greek Open University, Patra, Greece, September 2001-2011 and 2016 - today. Taught Introduction to Physical Sciences (freshman calculus and physics) and Classical Physics II (waves, optics, special and general relativity and introduction to modern physics and quantum mechanics).**Teaching Assistant in Physics,**Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, August 1987-June 1991 and September 1992-January 1993. Taught several recitation and laboratory sessions of large undergraduate classes in Electromagnetism, Astronomy, Electronics and General Physics.**Physics Instructor,**Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Summer sessions of 1989 and 1992. Taught undergraduate classes in Electromagnetism and Modern Physics.