Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis was awarded with NAWA's Ulam Fellowship and will join us for six month

Positions Held

  • 2021-now Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wrocław, assistant professor (adiunkt)
  • 2019-2021 Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, postdoctoral researcher with contract until 08/2022
  • 2018-2019 University of Oviedo, Department of Physics, postdoctoral researcher with option for a contract until 08/2020
  • 2015-2018 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Physics & Astronomy, postdoctoral researcher
  • 2015-2016 Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, Non-Teaching Adjunct

Research Visits

  • 07/2022 University of Santiago de Compostela, Department of Particle Physics, group of Riccardo Borsato
  • 2017-2018 University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics & Astronomy, visiting scholar
  • 2015-2016 Columbia University, Department of Physics, visiting scholar


  • 2012-2015 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, PhD in theoretical physics
Doctoral thesis:
Double Field Theory on Group Manifolds
Prof. Dr. Dieter Lüst
Doctor rerum naturalium, summa cum laude
  • 2007-2012 Dresden University of Technology, study of physics
theoretical physics and mathematics
Diploma thesis:
Semiclassical description of the statistical physics of periodically driven systems
Diplom-Physiker with distinction
  • 2004-2010 Dresden University of Technology, study of electrical engineering
communication and information technology
Diploma thesis:
Design of a DC-DC converter to enhance the efficiency of a UMTS power amplifier
Diplom-Ingenieur with distinction

Recent honors and awards

Teaching and advising experience


Graduate and master students

Master thesis:
Quantum Aspects of POint Particle T-duality
Doctoral thesis:
Geometric Approaches to Quantum Fields and Strings at Strong Couplings
  • 2015-2017 Pascal du Bosque, PhD 2017, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, four co-authored articles, co-supervisor with Dieter Lüst
Doctoral thesis:
Advancements in Double & Exceptional Field Theory on Group Manifolds
  • 2014-2015 Pascal du Bosque, MSc 2015, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, one co-authored article, co-supervisor with Dieter Lüst
Master thesis:
New Backgrounds in Double Field Theory


Teaching assistant

  • 2013-2014 String theory I, master's course at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

  • 2013 Classical mechanics, bachelor's course at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Professional experiences and skills

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