Category Archives: Alumni Postdoc

Constantine Condylis

07/2006 to 07/2010 Postdoc on BEC 1


Before landing on Crete, he was a member of the Centre for Cold Matter (CCM) group of Prof. Ed Hinds at Imperial College London. There he completed his PhD working on the experiment searching for time reversal symmetry violation in YbF molecules: looking for the interaction of the electric dipole moment of the electron with the molecule via its tiny shift to the molecular energy levels. After his postdoc in Singapore on cold atoms, he quickly became now Chief Technology Officer at a startup company in Singapore.  The company uses artificial intelligence and neural networks to analyse credit risks using big data.  He is currently Head of Data Science at Tokopedia, an Indonesian unicorn and e-commerce company currently valued at more than  100 billion dollars.

  • 07/2015 to 04/2016 Postdoc at the Singapore Centre for Quantum Technologies working with Rainer Dumke to make an BEC loaded into a ring-shaped optical-potential which forms the “Atomtronics” equivalent of a SQUID flux quit.
  • 07/2010 to 07/2015 Postdoc in Singapore at the centre for quantum technologies in an atom-chip lab of Bjorn Hessmo. There he worked on a Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) experiment to trap an ultra-cold gas of Rb87 atoms below an atom-chip.
  • 07/2006 to 07/2010 Postdoc on BEC 1
  • 09/2002 to 06/2006PhD student at Imperial College London at the Centre for Cold Matter (CCM) group of Prof. Ed Hinds. There he completed his PhD working on the experiment searching for time reversal symmetry violation in YbF molecules: looking for the interaction of the electric dipole moment of the electron with the molecule via its tiny shift to the molecular energy levels.
  • 09/1998 to 06/2002 Master student

Igor Lesanovsky

05/2006 – 12/2006 Theory Postdoc

ERCIgor is now a full Professor and ERC startup prize winner at University of Tuebingen.

He has recently won the Maxwell medal.

 

His research interests are:

  • Strongly correlated spin systems
  • Relaxation and thermalization of closed quantum systems
  • Trapping and manipulation of highly excited (Rydberg) atoms
  • Collective phenomena in ultracold atomic gases
  • Creation of non-classical states of light and matter
  • Quantum Information with atoms and trapped ions
  • Non-equilibrium in open quantum systems

Brief CV

  • 2019 – now — Professor for Theoretical Atomic Physics and Synthetic Quantum Systems (U. of Tuebingen, Germany)
  • 2013 – 2019 — Professor of Physics (University of Nottingham/UK)
  • 2011 – 2013 — Associate Professor and Reader in Physics (University of Nottingham/UK)
  • 2009 – 2011 — Lecturer in Physics (University of Nottingham/UK)
  • 2007 – 2009 — PostDoc (University of Innsbruck/Austria)
  • 2006 – 2006 — PostDoc (FORTH IESL, Heraklion/Greece)
  • 2003 – 2006 — PhD (University of Heidelberg/Germany)

Angelos Lazoudis

10/2005 to 11/2007 Postdoc on BEC 1


Angelos was one of the first postdocs with the Cretan Matter Waves group and was instrumental in setting up the laboratory.

Before joining us at the Cretan Matter-Waves Angelos did a Ph.D. at Temple University, Philadelphia. He workt on EIT in molecules in the Molecular Quantum Optics group of Prof. Lyyra. He now works on research on education of physics in Athens, where he has been super successful in attracting EU funding for his projects.