Energy & Environment

Christos Markou

Dr. Christos Markou is an experimental physicist with research interests in the fields of Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Instrumentation, Distributed Computing Systems and Signal Processing. Dr. Markos studied physics at Imperial College, University of London (B.Sc. in Physics, 1985 and Ph.D. in Physics, 1989). During his career he has participated in high energy physics experiments at CERN, Geneva, DESY, Hamburg and recently at KM3NeT. Dr. Markos has worked at Imperial Colllege, CERN and since 1995 he has been a researcher at the National Research Centre for Nuclear Physics (NCSD) “Demokritos”.

He is involved in the KM3NeT experiment, preparing a new generation submarine neutrino telescope to be installed in the Mediterranean Sea. Km3NeT, a distributed research infrastructure to be deployed in 3 European sites (France, Italy and Greece) is part of the ESFRI roadmap. Dr Markou is chair of the KM3NeT Board of Directors (since 2016) and a member of the RRB. Dr. Markou is active in the development of a new acoustic detector for ultra-high energy neutrinos.

Dr. Markou has coordinated numerous national and European research projects, is active in educational and popular events, and has supervised 8 PhD theses. He is the author of numerous research papers.

“Green” experiments: Sustainability for/ in Science

The climate crisis is an undeniable reality. The international research community has a duty to integrate practices and procedures in line with the unattainable actions to ameliorate the crisis. We present a pilot study to convert the infrastructure of the KM3NeT underwater neutrino telescope currently under construction in the Mediterranean Sea into a zero-energy footprint perimeter.