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Dr Nikolaos Fytas is a Senior Lecturer in Statistical Physics at the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Coventry University and a member of the Applied Mathematics Research Centre. Dr Fytas obtained his degree from the Physics Department of the University of Athens in 2003, followed by an MSc in Condensed Matter Physics in 2005, and a PhD in Statistical Physics in 2009, from the same department. After completion of his PhD Dr Fytas worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Athens, Greece, the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras, Greece, and the Physics Department of the Complutense University of Madrid, in Spain. The topics of his research are relevant to Statistical Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, and Materials Science.

Dr Fytas has published around 60 original papers in peer-review journals and has presented his work at several international conferences, many times as an invited lecturer. He is currently a referee for several high impact Physics journals and funding agencies and has received prizes for outstanding research from the Empeirikeion Foundation, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, as well as from the States National Scholarship Foundation of Greece. He is currently supported by the Royal Society of the United Kingdom.


Research Interests

Condensed Matter Physics ; Materials Science/Nanotechnology ; Soft Matter/Polymers/Liquid Crystals ; Statistical Mechanics/Disordered Systems ; Computational Methods in Physics/Optimization Problems

Vision Statement

The motivation for all of my research is the accomplishment of a deeper and unified understanding of complexity in physical systems, ranging from the critical properties of magnetic models and soft-matter macromolecules to the phase behaviour and structure formation of biologically-oriented systems, via the use of a variety of sophisticated analytical and numerical tools.

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Research Output 2004 2017

Interfacial adsorption in two-dimensional pure and random-bond Potts models

Fytas, N., Theodorakis, P. E. & Malakis, A. 15 Mar 2017 In : Physical review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 95, 032126, 7 p., 032126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Potts model
Phase transitions
Signal to noise ratio
1 Citations

Restoration of dimensional reduction in the random-field Ising model at five dimensions

Fytas, N., Martin-Mayor, V., Picco, M. & Sourlas, N. 10 Apr 2017 In : Physical review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 95, 8 p., 042117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ising model
Probability distributions
Ground state
Computer simulation
3 Citations

Scaling and universality in the phase diagram of the 2D Blume-Capel model

Zierenberg, J., Fytas, N. G., Weigel, M., Janke, W. & Malakis, A. 5 Apr 2017 In : The European Physical Journal Special Topics. 226, p. 789-804 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase diagrams
Phase boundaries
1 Citations

Specific-heat exponent and modified hyperscaling in the 4D random-field Ising model

Fytas, N., Martin-Mayor, V., Picco, M. & Sourlas, N. 6 Mar 2017 In : Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment. 2017, 11 p., 033302

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

specific heat
Ising model

Bridges in the random-cluster model

Elci, E. M., Weigel, M. & Fytas, N. G. Feb 2016 In : Nuclear Physics B. 903, p. 19-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
statistical mechanics

Activities 2005 2016

  • 10 Participation in conference

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Fytas, N. (Organising Committee)
6 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Traditional International MIRROR CONFERENCE

Fytas, N. (Speaker)
28 Dec 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics

Fytas, N. (Organising Committee)
8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

7th ACAC Meeting

Fytas, N. (Speaker)
9 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

2nd NANOGOLD Meeting

Fytas, N. (Speaker)
5 May 2010

Activity: Participation in conference