LahanasFest 2015
"Standard Μodel and Βeyond - Unscaling SUSY"
Workshop in Honor of Athanasios Lahanas

Thanasis' Bio

Athanasios Lahanas (b. April 14, 1947 Athens-Greece) obtained his B.Sc degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1970. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Durham (U.K.) in 1976 on a thesis dealing with Neutral currents and Parton Models. He was CERN fellow between 1981-1983 and CERN Corresponding fellow during 1986-1988, and also a Research Associate in Theory Division of CERN. He served as Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Athens, until 1988. In 1989 was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and in 1997 was elected full professor in theoretical physics in the same Department. He has served as Director of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Section, in University of Athens for more than fifteen years. He was chairman of the Hellenic Society for the Study of High Energy Physics in 2002 and 2003. In the early days of supersymmetry, his contribution to model building has been influential, as he was one of the pioneers in the construction of models, in which low-energy scales are generated dynamically via radiative corrections. He has been widely known for constructing and studying the phenomenology of the so-called "no- scale" supersymmetric models. His citation record exceeds three thousand citations and one of his review papers, coauthored with D.V. Nanopoulos, has received more than 700 citations in HEP-Inspire data base, characterized as a "renowned" publication. His scientific interests range from Standard Model physics to beyond that. His later scientific interests are focused on supersymmetry breaking in brane models of supergravity and on Cosmology. His papers on supersymmetric dark matter are well cited in literature. He has advised many Greek particle physicists in their Ph.D. or Master degree studies.

Photo circa 1968