George Kalaitzidakis graduated from the Experimental High School of the University of Crete in Rethymno in 2018 with a grade of 19.5/20 (‘Excellent’). The same year he started his undergraduate studies in the Department of Physics at the University of Crete. He obtained his BSc in 2023 and commenced his MSc in Advanced Physics in the fall of 2023.
In 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Vasiliki Pavlidou, he participated in the “SMILE: Search for Milli-Lenses” project, and became an official member of the project in 2021. The same year he started working, under the supervision of Dr. Casadio Carolina, on his senior thesis concerning the study of a sample of compact radio loud sources using VLBI radio data in search of strong gravitational lens systems that could account for Dark Matter halo candidates.
Extragalactic astrophysics, Active galactic nuclei, Strong gravitational lensing, Radio and mm-VLBI interferometry