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.
- Superluminous Supernovae
- Supernovae & Cosmology
- Galaxy Formation & Evolution
- “HELP: XID+, The Probabilistic De-blender for Herschel SPIRE maps”, Hurley P. et al. 2017, MNRAS, 464, 885.
- “HELP: star formation as function of galaxy environment with Herschel”, Duivenvoorden S. et al. 2016,MNRAS, 462, 277.
- “Host Galaxy Identification for Supernova Surveys” Gupta R. et al. 2016, ApJ, 152, 154.
- “The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy – an overview”, Dark Energy Collaboration, 2016, MNRAS, 460, 1270
- “DES14X3taz: A Type I Superluminous Supernova Showing a Luminous, Rapidly Cooling Initial Pre-Peak Bump”, Smith, M. et al. 2016, ApJL, 818, 1
- “The Difference Imaging Pipeline for the Transient Search in the Dark Energy Survey”, Kessler R. et al. 2015, AJ, 150, 172.
- “Automated Transient Identification in the Dark Energy Survey”, Goldstein D. et al., 2015, ApJ, 150, 3, 15.
- “OzDES multi-fibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: first-year operation and results”, Yuan F. et al., 2015, MNRAS, 452, 3047.
- “News from OzDES”, Lidman C. et al. 2015, AAO Observer, 127, 14
- “DES13S2cmm: The first SLSN from the Dark Energy Survey”, Papadopoulos A. et al., 2015, MNRAS, 449, 1215.
- “The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Year 1”, Diehl H. T. et al., 2014, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9149, 91490V, 15.
- “AAT follow-up of the Supernova Survey Fields of the Dark Energy Survey”, Lidman C. et al., 2013, AAO Observer, 123, 13.
Talks / Presentations
- “Galaxy Formation & Evolution; Radiative Transfer Models“,2nd Cyprus Physics Conference 2017, University of Cyprus, 5-Jan-2017
- “Visit from the Stars“, Outreach talk @ 6th Primary School of Lakatamia, 15-Apr-2016
- “Discover our Universe!“, Outreach talk @ Science & Space Cafe, Nicosia, 23-Mar-2016
- “Astrophysics & High Performance Computing Research Group“, 1st Cyprus Physics Conference 2016, University of Cyprus, 31-Jan-2016
- “Discover the Universe!”, Outreach talk @ Science cafe, 1st Mediterranean Science Festival, 04-Dec-2015
- “Supernova and Cosmology”, 2nd Cyprus Workshop on Computing: Scientific Applications of Computing, European University Cyprus, 27-Oct-2015
- “Dark Energy Survey & the search for Superluminous Supernovae“, Colloquium of Computer Science and Mathematics, European University Cyprus, 06-Oct-2014