Nikolaos Kidonakis

Νικόλαος Κυδωνάκης

HeadshotProfessor of Physics

Ph.D. 1996 State University of New York at Stony Brook
MASt 1991 University of Cambridge
B.S.    1990 California Institute of Technology

Curriculum Vitae

I am a theoretical particle physicist and Professor of Physics. I was ranked No. 1 in the world in fundamental physics since 2010 according to a 2019 bibliometric study, based on my individual citations, paper rank, and author rank; and also No. 1 for papers in the hep-ph arXiv since 1993. 

I received the KSU 2008 Distinguished Scholarship Award, the 2014 Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, the 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2014 Foundation Prizes, the 2016 Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, the 2017 University Distinguished Professor finalist award, and the 2019-2020 CSM Distinguished Professor Award.


My research is in theoretical high-energy particle physics, mainly in top quark physics, top-antitop pair and single-top production, Higgs, W and Z production, perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, soft-gluon resummation, and calculations relevant for processes at high-energy colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). 
My research has been funded for many years with grants from the National Science Foundation. 


I have 145 physics research publications, most of them single-authored, which have received over twelve thousand citations. 
My papers have appeared a total of 42 times (27 times for single-authored papers) among the top-cited particle-physics papers in all-time lists and annual lists since 2005. 
My research papers can be found in my cv and, with citations, in the INSPIRE HEP database and in Google Scholar
I have given over a hundred research talks in conferences, universities, and national/international laboratories in numerous countries on five continents. 

Physics Courses

Fall 2019: PHYS 2211

Spring 2020: PHYS 3260

Directed Study: PHYS 4400 

Particle Physics Links

e-print arXiv 
Review of Particle Physics 
The Particle Adventure 
CDF and D0 top quark results 
ATLAS and CMS top quark results