Lydia Konstantinou graduated from Physics department at the University of Patras in 2021, having an undergratuaded thesis in theoretical Astrophysics about neutron stars. In September of the same year, she joined the master program “Physics and Technological Applications” at the Department of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of National Technical University of Athens and the Research Center Demokritos. In her master thesis, she used integral field spectroscopic data from MUSE at VLT to investigate the planetary nebula NGC 3242. Since November of 2023, Lydia is a PhD candidate at the University of Patras and member of the MINOTAUR group at the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing at National Observatory of Athens, under the supervision of Dr. Stavros Akras. The topic of her PhD thesis is about the study of molecular hydrogen clumps in planetary nebulae with data in optical and infrared.
Spectroscopy in optical and near-infrared, integral field spectroscopy, Machine learning for the identification of shock excitated and photoionized regions in planetary nebulae, stellar evolution, interstellar medium.