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Dr.Antonios Manousakis Academic RankAssistant professor


  • Astronomy & Astrophysics

Research Interests:

  • High Energy Astrophysics, Compact Objects, (Black holes and Neutron stars), Multi-γ Observations, computational astrophysics, Hydrodynamics, accretion processes, radiative processes, stellar winds, massive star evolution.


- Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. 2011 - B.Sc. in Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. 2006.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Physics & Astronomy, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 9.2018-now. Dept. of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece - Visiting Researcher, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman 2.2018-07.2018. - Visiting Faculty, N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland1.2017-01.2018. - Affiliated Researcher, 11.2016-now. - Postdoctoral Fellow, ISDC Data Center for Astrophysics, Geneva, Switzerland 10.2012-10-2016. - Research Assistant, 9.2007-9.2012.
- Referee/reviewer for the Monthly Noticies of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) and the Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) journals - Reviewer for the ARIS supercomputer of the GRNET (Greece) - - Local organizing committee for several conferences - Member of Accreditation, conferences & seminars, and website committees at UoS.
- International Astronomical Union (IAU) - European Astronomical Society (EAS) - Swiss Society for Astronomy - (SSAA/SGAA) - Hellenic Astronomical Society (HELAS)
- ATHENA (ESA X-ray mission) - eXTP (China X-ray mission) - AMEGO (NASA γ-ray mission) - ET (Einstein Toolkit)
- J. J.M. in’t Zand et al. (incl. Manousakis A.) Observatory science with eXTP (2018), in press Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. - Mishra, B., Vincent, F. H., Manousakis, A. , Fragile, P. C., Paumard, T., and Kluniak, W. Quasi-periodic oscillations from relativistic hydrodynamical slender tori MNRAS, (2017), 467 , 4036 - Parthasarathy, V. Manousakis, A. & Kluzniak, W. Quasi-periodic oscillations of perturbed tori MNRAS, (2016), 458 , 666 - Manousakis, A., Walter, R. Origin of the X-ray off-states in Vela X-1, A&A, (2015), 575 , 58 - Manousakis, A., Walter, R. & Blondin, J. M. Neutron star masses from hydrodynamical effects in obscured supergiant high mass X-ray binaries, A&A, (2012), 547 , 20
- X-ray Wind tomography (Poland) - Hard X-ray data analysis (Poland) - X-rays from Black Holes (Oman)
- Awarded time to the highly competitive ESA’s X-ray telescopes (XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL) and ESO’s VLT. - warded computational time to PROMETHEUS (polish Supercomputer). - Press release at ESA’s website ( - Swiss National Fund (SNF/FNS) support for Ph.D. Studies.
My teaching philosophy and methodology place a lot of emphasis on the interaction between the students and myself, which is a two-way communication. Of paramount importance is the engagement of new technologies in the learning process. Furthermore, I constantly strive to keep the course material as up to date as possible, so that the students can experience the sense of the constantly evolving state of science, where new discoveries are being made
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