Chanlaridis Savvas

University of Crete · Physics Department · 2nd floor - Room 232 (Skinakas Observatory) · University Campus · Heraklion GR-71003, Greece · (+30) 2810 39-4236 · e-mail

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My name is Savvas Chanlaridis (pronounced Sáv-vas Han-la-ri-dis) and I am currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Astrophysics - FORTH. My research interests are Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics, Pulsar Astronomy, and Nuclear Astrophysics, with a particular focus on nucleosynthesis in extreme astrophysical environments such as compact object mergers and core collapse supernovae.

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"We are the representatives of the cosmos; we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution."

Carl Sagan


Since I can remember myself, I always had a soft spot for science and especially astronomy. At the age of 14, I bought my own Newtonian-type telescope and I started observing the night sky from the rooftop of my house. That was when I realized I wanted to study physics. At the age of eighteen, as a result of my success in the national terminal exams, I got accepted in the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the 4th year of my undergraduate studies, I decided to focus on Nuclear Physics due to some amazing professors that hooked my interest for the field.

After graduation I joined the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School in order to study Astrophysics. Over the next years I focused on Stellar Astrophysics working in the group of Prof. Dr. N. Langer at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy and in the "Fundamental Physics" group of the Max Planck Institute for Radio-Astronomy under the supervision of Dr. J. Antoniadis. Nowadays I'm studying the binary evolution of ultra-stripped helium stars towards core collapse, their viability as SNe-Ic progenitors, and their implications in the chemical enrichment of the Galactic halo, combining this way my passion for Nuclear Physics and Astronomy.

Beside my research, I also work as a tutor teaching entry-level University courses. My duties include preparation, one-on-one assistance, and evaluation of undergraduate students.

When not in my office, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I usually try to explore different locations in order to practice my photography skills and/or stargaze using my 8-inch Dobsonian telescope. During the warmer months, I try to find some free time to visit my home country -Greece- where I enjoy mountain biking, free camping, and free climbing. Moreover, I try to participate and contribute in many outreach activities or science communication initiatives (Athens/Thessaloniki Science Festival, talks and lectures, organizing night-sky observations for the public etc).

When I choose to spend my spare time indoors, I enjoy playing the electric guitar/bass, coding, or studying philosophy & ethics. I have been practicing martial arts for over a decade and I'm a black belt holder in Taekwondo. Several injuries and an ACL surgery forced me to quit so I turned to another passion of mine; cooking. Finally, I try to explore the latest advancements in the front-end science world on a daily basis.


PhD candidate

Institute of Astrophysics - FORTH

Working on the understanding of the mass spectrum of neutron stars.

March 2021 - Present

Guest Researcher

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Working as a guest researcher in the Laboratory of Astronomy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Project: Probing the effects of stellar wind in non-accreting progenitors of SNe-Ia.

October 2019 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Argelander Institut für Astronomie

Master Thesis research under the supervision of Dr. J. Antoniadis and Prof. Dr. N. Langer.

October 2018 - October 2019

Teaching Assistant

Universität Bonn

physics601: Astronomical Observations with the Stockert 25-m Radio-Telescope.

July 2018 - October 2019

Graduate Intern

Argelander Institut für Astronomie

Worked in the Stellar Astrophysics group under the supervision of Dr. J. Antoniadis and Prof. Dr. N. Langer.

April 2018 - October 2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Diploma Thesis research under the supervision of Dr. N. Servitzoglou and Prof. Dr. S. Stoulos.

April 2012 - April 2013


University of Crete

PhD candidate

Universität Bonn

Master of Science
October 2019

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Bachelor of Science (Hons)


Majored in : Nuclear & Elementary Particle Physics

September 2016


Programming Languages   &   Tools

  • Python
  • C++
  • Fortran
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bash/Shell
  • mySQL



  • Savvas Chanlaridis, John Antoniadis, Götz Gräfener, Norbert Langer, and Nikolaos Stergioulas, Helium Stars as Progenitors of Thermonuclear Supernovae: Dependence on Metallicity and Overshooting, (2020, in prep)
  • John Antoniadis, Savvas Chanlaridis, Götz Gräfener, and Norbert Langer, Type Ia Supernovae from Non-Accreting Progenitors, (A&A, 635, A72, 2020, DOI:, arXiv: 1912.07608)


  • S. Chanlaridis, J. Antoniadis, G. Gräfener, and N. Langer, Non-accreting Helium Stars as Progenitors of Thermonuclear Supernovae, MPIfR-Fachbeirat, 2019, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28307.84004
  • S.G. Chanlaridis, M. Chatzimarkou, A. Makridou, N. Servitzoglou, E. Soidou, and S. Stoulos, Establishment of local diagnostic reference levels at Theageneio Cancer Hospital of Thessaloniki, Physica Medica, 09/2014, 30(S1):126, DOI:


  • Inter-Balkan Scholarship awarded by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • EPICS Scholarship awarded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation