Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics
Patriarchou Gregoriou Ε' and Neapoleos street
15310 Aghia Paraskevi
Dimitris Loukas received the bachelor degree from the Physics Department of the University of Athens and his Ph.D. degree from the National Technical Univeristy (NTUA). He is working as Director of Research in the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” with specialty in the domain of experimental elementary particle physics. He has worked at CERN (Geneva) and the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) of France in Strasbourg. His research team in Demokritos built part of the experimental apparatus of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN that discovered the higgs particle. Currently he is working for the CMS silicon tracker and its phase II upgrade forseen for 2024. His participation in publications in international scientific journals number more than 80 articles in the subject of radiation detectors and associated electronics as well as more than 800 articles in the subject of the physics of elementary particles with more than 90k citations. He speaks English and French. He taught at the Open University and in the graduate curriculum administrated jointly by the NTUA and Demokritos. He participates yearly in organizing the advanced courses (masterclasses) in the physics of elementary particles for students of the lyceum. He had the honor of representing the research society from the position of General Secretary of the Society of Greek Researchers (1998-2000) and from the position of President twice (2000-2002 and 2009-2011). He also represented the researchers of Demokritos at the Administrative Council of the Center, for two consecutive periods (2006-2008, 2008-2010) as elected representative. He writes articles regularly on subjects of research policy.