Nikolaos Kidonakis

Νικόλαος Κυδωνάκης

HeadshotProfessor of Physics
University Distinguished Professor

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 in a recent bibliometric study on all four metrics of individual citations, paper rank, author rank, and citation-coin. I was also listed among the top authors since 2000, and also No. 1 in paper rank among authors with first paper in the hep-ph arXiv in or after 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 Award, and the 2020 University 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, higher-loop calculations of soft anomalous dimensions, and higher-order corrections 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 and has supported many students and a postdoc. 


I have over 150 physics research publications, most of them single-authored, which have received over fourteen thousand citations. 
My papers have appeared a total of 43 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 and fifty research talks in conferences, universities, and national/international laboratories in numerous countries on five continents. 

Physics Courses

Fall 2021: PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II

Spring 2021: PHYS 4490 Relativistic Quantum Fields and Particles

Directed Study: PHYS 4400 Theoretical Particle Physics

past courses: Quantum Mechanics, Introductory Physics, Principles of Physics, Modern Physics, Classical Mechanics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory, General Relativity, Mathematical Physics, The Standard Model and beyond

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