Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos

Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos

European University Cyprus
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Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos holds a BSc in Physics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and an MSc in Astronomy from the University of Sussex (UK). In 2015 he received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation of the University of Portsmouth, after the submission of his thesis entitled: “The Search for Superluminous Supernovae with the Dark Energy Camera”. During his PhD studies he was a member of the Supernova Program (SNP) of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), an international, collaborative effort to map hundreds of millions of galaxies, detect thousands of supernovae, and find patterns of cosmic structure that will reveal the nature of the mysterious dark energy (DE) that is accelerating the expansion of our Universe. Andreas led the effort of finding and studying a newly discovered class of supernovae (exploding stars), the so-called Superluminous Supernovae (SLSNe). 


Dr. Papadopoulos is currently employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Astrophysics and High Performance Computing (AHPC) research group of European University Cyprus (EUC) working on the Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project (HELP), where he focuses on Radiative Transfer (RT) models for Luminous InfraRed Galaxies (LIRGs), which have been observed by the Herschel Space Observatory build by the European Space Agency (ESA). Beyond his research interests, Dr. Papadopoulos is highly interested in astronomical outreach activities for the public and especially for kids and students, and he has been involved in many science festivals with experience in interactive exhibitions, live demonstrations and of course stargazing and amateur astrophotography.


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK.
  • M.Sc. in Astronomy, University of Sussex, UK.
  • B.Sc. in Physics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Research Interests:

  • Superluminous Supernovae
  • Supernovae & Cosmology
  • Galaxy Formation & Evolution



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