Professor of Theoretical Physics,
Constantia Alexandrou

Alexandrou Constantia, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cyprus since 2004, and Institute Professor at The Cyprus Institute since 2010. She holds a B.A. First Class Honors Degree in Physics from Oxford University (1980) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985). She held research positions at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Physics, the University of Erlangen and the Paul Scherrer Institute. She joined the University of Cyprus as an Assistant Professor in 1993 and became  Associate   Professor  in  1995.       She leads Hadron Structure calculations using large-scale simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and heads the computational lab on Quantum Chromodynamics  at the University and the Simulation Lab in Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Cyprus Institute. She has over 250 scientific publications and numerous invited talks at international meetings. She has organized several workshops in Cyprus and abroad.

Publications and research projects: Most of her publications can be found at C.%20Alexandrou. She has an h-index 58 (from google scholar).

She has coordinated several research programs funded by the Cyprus  Research  and Innovation Foundation (RIF), the European Union and the University of Cyprus. Among others, she is currently the coordinator of two Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Joint Doctorate program of about of 3.7 million Euro each and two ERA Chair projects, one in Modeling and Simulation for Engineering Applications and one in Quantum Computing, each of  of 2.5 million Euro. She established the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of the Cyprus Institute and was its Director from 2011 until 2022 raising competitive funding for the operations and facilities of the center.

Awards and International recognition

She is the  Chair of the Council of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), she and was Acting Director from 2021 to 2022 of coordinates the Long range plan for NuPECC,  and she is a member of the scientific boards of ETC* Trento, the Excellence cluster for Nuclear Physics of Mainz, the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society and the von Neumann Institute for Computing. She received the Distinguished Scientist Award 2018 in Natural Sciences and Engineering, the top award given to a researcher once every three years in this field byRIF, and the Helmholtz International Fellow Award in 2019.