Schools, Conferences & Outreach
Sanford Underground Research Facility: Six weeks helping with the assembly of the LZ detector, in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
Vera's Voyage: Read a story I wrote to a group of young students. The story combines natural elemts with complex ideas derived from Dark Matter.
If a tree falls art excibition: Produced and excibited a piece of art inspired by concepts derived from Cosmology. Visited the space and interacted with the audience communicating the science behind the art.
Astrohack Week 2018: An amazing opportunity to be reminded of the fun in hacking software for a week.
DMUK July 2018: A celebration of the Dark Matter community.
DMUK Jan 2018: A celebration of the Dark Matter community.
1st JENNIFER School on Particle Physics and Detectors: Won best poster award on my poster about fiducial volume optimisation within the LZ detector.
I was born in the city of Limassol, Cyprus on September 1996. As the youngest of three sons, one could say that my upbringing was not expected to be extraordinary in any way. I soon discovered two passions that began shaping me into the person I am today; learning and creating. Pursuing these endeavours began as afternoon activities in Fine Art, and GCSE Maths and Physics. Artist Spyroulla Skordi, a mentor and close friend, took me under her wing as a student in sculpture. At her studio I found myself not only surrounded by lessons in art but also spiritually enriched through philosophy and literature underlining the human need to produce art. This spiritual and intellectual enrichment I treasure and I carry with me to this day. As the afternoon lessons progressed school seemed less and less interesting. A turning point in my education came with a decision to focus on the afternoon lessons, moving onto A-Levels at the age of 16 while dropping out of what had been my 2nd year of high school. A brave step out of line that took exaclty as much nerve as 16-year-old me had.
University application season came and went and I was lucky enough to be accepted at the University of Edinburgh's Theoretical Physics Mphys programme. Four years in edinburgh brought me close to some of the most important people in my life but also introduced me to a great set of mendors. Dr Paolo Beltrame and Prof. Alex Murphy, pillar memebers of the Dark Matter group, accelerated my development as a physicist and researcher. Now having been accepted to the PhD programme at UCL I have found a new home filled equally with cosmologists and particle physicists. My current supervisors include Dr Cham Ghag and Dr Andrew Pontzen as first supervisors and Prof. Jon Butterworth as a second supervisor.