News reel


¯ December: The Ph-word newsletter turned into a blog.

¯ October: I wrote "The unbearable success of the Standard Model", a feature article for Prisma, one of the three greek science publications. It is about the status of the most successful yet greatly incomplete theory humans ever had and, yes, it is particle physics.

¯ July: Astro-tourism! I spoke about dark matter at the Asea Observatory in Arkadia region, probably the only community-run observatory in Greece, followed by sky viewing. (The village's street lights were even turned off for the occasion!)

¯ My forecast for the next solar cycle was posted on arXiv, the pre-print server for all things physics.


¯ In November a poster by me appeared at the European Space Weather Week, in Leuven, Belgium. Subject: "Planetary triggering and statistical forecasting of extreme events.

¯ In mid-October I had the joy of speaking at the opening event of the NASA Space Apps Challenge in Larisa, here in Greece. I told the enthusiastic participants a few things about the star closest to us (yeap, that's the Sun).

¯ August: I visited Leiden in the Netherlands for the quite interesting Astro Hack Week workshop. Also, my article gets online (in the correct issue of the journal, this time :)

¯ In July I was knocked off my socks by writing a guest post about my solar research in the Quantum Diaries Survivor blog.

¯ April: My astrophysics article is accepted for publication; also, I begin a monthly pop-physics newsletter, "The Ph-Word".


¯ December'17: After three months spent in southern London suburbs the "household" got back in Athens, the fifth move in 2017.

¯ In September v.2 of my astrophysics work got on arxiv.

¯ The beginning of August saw the move from Tokyo to Athens. After two and a half years spent in the far east it was not easy!

¯ July was (publicly) eventful: A talk at APRIM'17, the regional meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Taipei; a seminar at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan; a presentation at the exciting pop science event "Nerd Nite" in Tokyo. ( That speakers' free drink was my first earning while freelance~ )

¯ In March I became a wondering physicist by leaving Daejeon in S.Korea for Taipei. In June I moved over to Tokyo.