Touramanis, Christos

Professor of Experimental Particle Physics, University of Liverpool

Christos Touramanis was born in 1965 in Mytilene. Ηe is Professor of Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Liverpool where he has served as Head of Department. He currently leads the international collaboration which is carrying out the NP04 experiment at CERN (development of liquid Argon detectors), and he is member of the leadership team of the LBNF/DUNE project in the USA (1,000 researchers, total cost in excess of 1,5 billion dollars) which will search for matter-antimatter asymmetries in neutrinos. He has built part of the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan and has also served as analysis co-coordinator. For his participation in the discovery of the third neutrino oscillation in T2K he is a co-recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He has more than 650 publications in refereed international scientific journals and 21,000 citations. He has been awarded Fellowships by CERN and PPARC (UK) and he recently completed a Scientific Associateship at CERN. He has chaired committees overseeing experiments at CERN and other national and international research centres. The central theme throughout his research career is the questions why our universe is made up of only matter and no antimatter, and the role of fundamental symmetries in nature.