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Technological Education Institute of Crete, Greece
Georgios M. Kavoulakis is a professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technological Education Institute of Crete. He received his bachelor’s degree from the physics department of the university of Crete and his master’s and PhD degrees from the physics department of the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He then was a post-doctoral fellow and a Marie-Curie fellow at NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark, a Göran Gustafsson fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Docent at Lund institute of technology, Lund, Sweden.
He has worked on excitons in semiconductors and in particular on quantum effects and the phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation in excitons in Cu_2O. In the last years he has been working mostly on the problem of cold atomic gases. He is interested in nonlinear effects, including the effect of reduced dimensionality and solitary-wave solutions. He is also interested in superfluid effects in confined gases, including quantized vortex states, persistent currents, correlated states, finite-size effects, mixtures, etc.
He has authored roughly 70 publications, and he was the Chair of the ESF POLATOM network. He has also received the “Asketh fellowship” twice, given annually at the physics department of the university of Illinois.
Title of ICPAM talk: Fragility of the Laughlin state in an anharmonically-trapped Bose-Einstein condensate
Title of PAMS lecture: The fifth phase of matter: A very brief overview of the phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation, in connection with its realization in trapped atomic gases