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Dr. Efthimiou received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Cornell University in 1994. He was a Lecturer in Cornell University for one year (1994-1995). He spent 2-years as a Research Associate in Tel Aviv University (1995-1997). He was a Visiting Scientist in Harvard University for one-year (1997-1998) and in Cornell/Columbia University for 2-years (1998-2000) before joining UCF in 2000, where he is an Associate Professor of Physics.

  1. “Introduction to Functional Equations and Inequalities”, book, submitted to AMS.
  2. (with R.A. Llewellyn), “Hollywood Blockbuster: Unbegrenzter Spa–begrenzte naturwissenschaftliche Bildung”, Praxis derNaturwissenschften, Heft 7/56, Oktober 2007, 21. (English translation available at Invited article.
  3. (with M. Johnson), “Domino Waves”, SIAM Review 49 (2007) 111.
  4. (with S. Gandhi*), “Inversion of Gamow’s Formula and Inverse Scattering”, Am. J. Phys. 74 (2006) 638.
  5. (with R.A. Llewellyn), “Avatars of Hollywood in Physical Science”, Physics Teacher 44 (2006) 28.
  6. (with R.A. Llewellyn), “Addition Laws in Introductory Physics”, Eur. J. Physics 26 (2005) 441.
  7. (with S. Gandhi*) “The Ascending Double-Cone: A closer look at a familiar demonstration”, Eur. J. Phys. 26 (2005) 681.
  8. (with S.A. Apikyan), “Geometric Properties of W -Algebras and the Toda Model”, Theoretical and Mathematical Methods, 138 (2004) 151.
  9. (with S.A. Apikyan), “Remarks on A2 Toda Field Theory”, JETP Lett. 74 (2001) 569 [Pisma Zh. Ksp. Teor. Fiz. 74 (2001) 645].
  10. (with S.A. Apikyan), “Minimal Models of CFT on ZN -Surfaces, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 12 (1997) 4291. *undergrad student; several papers with undergrad students are in preparation.


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COS Shines at Student Research Week

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Event: The quest for a theory of everything

Dr. Costas Efthimiou, UCF Physics professor, is the guest speaker at the September 5 Science Cafe, which will be held at Taste Restaurant in College Park. The Science Cafes start at 7 p.m. and are free and open... Read more

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