Researcher at CERN for more than 20 years
Rachel Maria Avramidou is a researcher at CERN and a member of the Scientific Staff of the National Technical University of Athens.
She was born in September 30, 1969 in Piraeus, Greece. She studied Physics at the The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has a Master in Physics and Technological Applications, Applied Physics and a PhD in High Energy / Εxperimental Physics from the National Technical University of Athens. She has also a Master on Microelectronics Engineering – Specialization on VLSI Design, from The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
She’s working on the ATLAS detector at CERN. The ATLAS is one of four large experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. ATLAS is one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is a general-purpose particle physics experiment run by an international collaboration and, together with CMS, is designed to exploit the full discovery potential and the huge range of physics opportunities that the LHC provides.
ATLAS’ scientific exploration uses precision measurement to push the frontiers of knowledge by seeking answers to fundamental questions such as: What are the basic building blocks of matter? What are the fundamental forces of nature? Could there be a greater underlying symmetry to our universe?
“I’ve worked at Cern the last twenty years. I started as a student; I did a part of my PhD and my two masters on the Cern projects and then I continued working with them. What is the feeling? The truth is that the environment is very competitive, but it is something unique”, Rachel Avramidou says.