Honors & Awards


  • Best Young Researcher's Award, University of Crete (across all disciplines) (July 2017)
  • Best PhD Award, Hellenic Astronomical Society (March 2017)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Crete (2017)
  • Master of Science, University Of Patras (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, University Of Patras (2012)

All Publications


  • Constraining the Limiting Brightness Temperature and Doppler Factors for the Largest Sample of Radio-bright Blazars ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Liodakis, I., Hovatta, T., Huppenkothen, D., Kiehlmann, S., Max-Moerbeck, W., Readhead, A. S. 2018; 866 (2)
  • Scale Invariant Jets: From Blazars to Microquasars ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Liodakis, I., Pavlidou, V., Papadakis, I., Angelakis, E., Marchili, N., Zensus, J. A., Fuhrmann, L., Karamanavis, V., Myserlis, I., Nestoras, I., Palaiologou, E., Readhead, A. S. 2017; 851 (2)
  • Optical polarization variations in the blazar PKS 1749+096 PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN Uemura, M., Itoh, R., Liodakis, I., Blinov, D., Nakayama, M., Xu, L., Sawada, N., Wu, H., Fujishiro, I. 2017; 69 (6)
  • Synchrotron emission from the blazar PG 1553+113. An analysis of its flux and polarization variability MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Raiteri, C. M., Nicastro, F., Stamerra, A., Villata, M., Larionov, V. M., Blinov, D., Acosta-Pulido, J. A., Arevalo, M. J., Arkharov, A. A., Bachev, R., Borman, G. A., Carnerero, M. I., Carosati, D., Cecconi, M., Chen, W., Damljanovic, G., Di Paola, A., Ehgamberdiev, S. A., Frasca, A., Giroletti, M., Gonzalez-Morales, P. A., Grinon-Marin, A. B., Grishina, T. S., Huang, P., Ibryamov, S., Klimanov, S. A., Kopatskaya, E. N., Kurtanidze, O. M., Kurtanidze, S. O., Lahteenmaki, A., Larionova, E. G., Larionova, L. V., Lazaro, C., Leto, G., Liodakis, I., Martinez-Lombilla, C., Mihov, B., Mirzaqulov, D. O., Mokrushina, A. A., Moody, J. W., Morozova, D. A., NAZAROV, S. V., Nikolashvili, M. G., Ohlert, J. M., Panopoulou, G. V., Pastor Yabar, A., Pinna, F., Protasio, C., Rizzi, N., Sadun, A. C., Savchenko, S. S., Semkov, E., Sigua, L. A., Slavcheva-Mihova, L., Strigachev, A., Tornikoski, M., Troitskaya, Y. V., Troitsky, I. S., Vasilyev, A. A., Vera, R. J., Vince, O., Sanchez, R. Z. 2017; 466 (3): 3762-3774
  • Estimating the distribution of rest-frame time-scales for blazar jets: a statistical approach MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Liodakis, I., Blinov, D., Papadakis, I., Pavlidou, V. 2017; 465 (4): 4783-4794
  • Detecting the elusive blazar counter-jets MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Liodakis, I., Pavlidou, V., Angelakis, E. 2017; 465 (1): 180-191
  • RoboPol: the optical polarization of gamma-ray-loud and gamma-ray-quiet blazars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Angelakis, E., Hovatta, T., Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., Kiehlmann, S., Myserlis, I., Bottcher, M., Mao, P., Panopoulou, G. V., Liodakis, I., KING, O. G., Balokovic, M., Kus, A., Kylafis, N., Mahabal, A., Marecki, A., Paleologou, E., Papadakis, I., Papamastorakis, I., Pazderski, E., Pearson, T. J., Prabhudesai, S., Ramaprakash, A. N., Readhead, A. C., Reig, P., Tassis, K., Urry, M., Zensus, J. A. 2016; 463 (3): 3365-3380
  • Optical polarization of high-energy BL Lacertae objects ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS Hovatta, T., Lindfors, E., Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., NILSSON, K., Kiehlmann, S., Angelakis, E., Ramazani, V. F., Liodakis, I., Myserlis, I., Panopoulou, G. V., Pursimo, T. 2016; 596
  • RoboPol: do optical polarization rotations occur in all blazars? MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., Papadakis, I., Kiehlmann, S., Liodakis, I., Panopoulou, G. V., Pearson, T. J., Angelakis, E., Balokovic, M., Hovatta, T., Joshi, V., KING, O. G., Kus, A., Kylafis, N., Mahabal, A., Marecki, A., Myserlis, I., Paleologou, E., Papamastorakis, I., Pazderski, E., Prabhudesai, S., Ramaprakash, A., Readhead, A. C., Reig, P., Tassis, K., Zensus, J. A. 2016; 462 (2): 1775-1785
  • RoboPol: optical polarization-plane rotations and flaring activity in blazars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., Papadakis, I. E., Hovatta, T., Pearson, T. J., Liodakis, I., Panopoulou, G. V., Angelakis, E., Balokovic, M., Das, H., Khodade, P., Kiehlmann, S., KING, O. G., Kus, A., Kylafis, N., Mahabal, A., Marecki, A., Modi, D., Myserlis, I., Paleologou, E., Papamastorakis, I., Pazderska, B., Pazderski, E., Rajarshi, C., Ramaprakash, A., Readhead, A. C., Reig, P., Tassis, K., Zensus, J. A. 2016; 457 (2): 2252-2262
  • Population statistics of beamed sources - II. Evaluation of Doppler factor estimates MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Liodakis, I., Pavlidou, V. 2015; 454 (2): 1767-1777
  • RoboPol: first season rotations of optical polarization plane in blazars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., Papadakis, I., Kiehlmann, S., Panopoulou, G., Liodakis, I., KING, O. G., Angelakis, E., Balokovic, M., Das, H., FEILER, R., Fuhrmann, L., Hovatta, T., Khodade, P., Kus, A., Kylafis, N., Mahabal, A., Myserlis, I., Modi, D., Pazderska, B., Pazderski, E., Papamastorakis, I., Pearson, T. J., Rajarshi, C., Ramaprakash, A., Reig, P., Readhead, A. C., Tassis, K., Zensus, J. A. 2015; 453 (2): 1669-1683
  • Optical polarization map of the Polaris Flare with RoboPol MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Panopoulou, G., Tassis, K., Blinov, D., Pavlidou, V., KING, O. G., Paleologou, E., Ramaprakash, A., Angelakis, E., Balokovic, M., Das, H. K., FEILER, R., Hovatta, T., Khodade, P., Kiehlmann, S., Kus, A., Kylafis, N., Liodakis, I., Mahabal, A., Modi, D., Myserlis, I., Papadakis, I., Papamastorakis, I., Pazderska, B., Pazderski, E., Pearson, T. J., Rajarshi, C., Readhead, A. C., Reig, P., Zensus, J. A. 2015; 452 (1): 715-726
  • Population statistics of beamed sources - I. A new model for blazars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Liodakis, I., Pavlidou, V. 2015; 451 (3): 2434-2446