Ioannis Georgantopoulos obtained his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Durham (UK) in 1991. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Leicester (UK). In 2002 and 2006, he was member of NASA’s Chandra-X-ray mission time allocation committee. From 2004 to 2010, he was member of ESA’s candidate mission Athena+ science working group. During 2006-2007, he was member of ESA’s XMM X-ray mission time allocation committee. From 2007 to 2010, he was member of the ESA Astronomy Group and from 2009 to 2011, he was member of NHXM mission science working group. Since 2010, he is visiting scientist at the Bologna Observatory (Italy). Since 1997, he works as a researcher at the National Observatory of Athens and since 2008, he is Research Director at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens.
X-ray Astronomy, Active Galactic Nuclei, Star-forming Galaxies, Combination of X-ray and IR methods for the detection of obscured AGN.