Ioannis Giomataris

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    CEA Saclay DSM/IRFU/SEDI 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex France

    Curator and author

    Dr. Ioannis Giomataris

    Figure 1: Ioannis Giomataris
    • Dr. Giomataris Ioannis,
    • Born in Ormylia - Greece
    • Research director
    • Institut de Recherches sur les Lois Fondamentales de l'Univers
, CEA Saclay, France
    • Phone: +33 1 69 08 22 98



    • 1975 Diploma of Thessaloniki University, Physics Department 

    • 1980 Ph.D., PARIS XI – Orsay University


    • 1982 - 1984 Research Associate at the NTU Athens
    • 1985 - 1988 CERN Fellow
    • 1988 - 1991 CERN associate.
    • 1991 - 1993 Research associate at Lausanne University
    • From 1994 Staff member at the Saclay-France Research Center

    Field of Research Interest

    • Inventor of several new particle detectors.
    • Low energy neutrino physics.
    • Dark matter search.
    • ‘Invisible’ solar axion search


    • 2000 Award ‘Sciences Physiques et Mathématiques du Comite du Rayonnement Français’
    • 2002 Award ‘Grand Prix Jaffe de l’Académie des Sciences de France’

    Selected Publications from 198 Total Publications

    • 1. R. Barate (I. Giomataris) et al., “Photoproduction of charged hadrons at large transverse momenta”, Physics Letters 174B(1986)458.
    • 2. J. Seguinot (I. Giomataris) et al., Reflective UV photocathodes with gas-phase electronextraction : solid, liquid and adsorbed thin films. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A297(1990)133-147.
    • 3. G. Charpak, I. Giomataris, L. Lederman ‘A Trigger for Beauty’ Nucl.Instrum.Meth A306(1991)439.
    • 4. I. Giomataris, G. Charpak, “A Hadron Blind detector”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A310(1991)589.
    • 5. I. Giomataris et al., ‘MICROMEGAS:a high-granularity position-sensitive gaseous detector for high particle-flux environments’ Nuclear Instruments and Methods A376(1996)29.
    • 6. I. Giomataris, ‘Development of fast gaseous detector MICROMEGAS’, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A423(1999)32.
    • 7. K. Zioutas (I. Giomataris) et al.,‘First results from the CERN Axion SolarTelescop (CAST)‘, Phys.Rev.Lett.94:121301,2005
    • 8. I. Giomataris, J.D. Vergados, ‘Neutrino properties studied with a triton source using large TPC detectors’, Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A530:330-358,2004,
    • 9. I. Giomataris, J. D. Vergados, ‘A network of neutral current spherical TPC's for dedicated supernova’, Phys.Lett.B634:23-29,2006
    • 10. S. Andriamonje (I. Giomataris) et al., An Improved limit on the axion-photon coupling from the CAST experiment, JCAP 0704:010,2007
    • 11. I. Giomataris et al., ‘A novel large-volume Spherical Detector with Proportional Amplification read-out’ JINST 3:P09007,2008
    • 12. I. Irastorza (I. Giomataris) et al., ‘Towards a new generation axion helioscope’, JCAP 1106:013,2011
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