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I am a SPIRE post-doctoral research associate working on SPIRE operations, testing, mission planning and training at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. I joined the SPIRE Instrument Control Centre in 2007.


Before this, I was a Perren funded PhD student in Imperial working under the supervision of Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson and Dr. Antonis Georgakakis on multi-wavelength surveys of AGN detected in SWIRE. I spent my undergraduate years at the Aristotle University (BSc Mathematics) and the Queen Mary University of London (MSc Astrophysics) supported by a PPARC studentship.  


My research interests include the co-evolution of the AGN and their host galaxies, AGN obscuration, the nature of ULIRGs, the characterization of infrared populations and large multi-wavelength surveys. I am involved in SWIRE, HerMES, SAG2ATLAS, SERVS and VIDEO. A list of publications can be found here


As a Toumba native, I am a proud supporter of PAOK FC.


I have now moved to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  at Harvard University under a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in the High Energy Astrophysics Division. My new email address is: mtrichas@ null


Oxford University Continuing Education

Nov 14th 2009, day course

Blackett Science Lecture

Marlborough College, Dec 1st 2009

Crayford Manor House

Feb 11th 2010, 7.45pm