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Dimitris Christodoulou

Dimitris Christodoulou
Dimitris M. ChristodoulouLecturer

Research Interests

Nonlinear Differential Equations, Linear Stability Analysis, Galaxy Dynamics, 3-D MHD, Numerical Multidimensional Fluid Simulations

Phase Transitions in Fluids, Star Formation Processes, Planet Formation, Astrophysical Jets, X-ray Binaries, Accretion Disks in Astrophysics, Dark Matter in the Universe, Solutions of the Lane-Emden Equation, Applications of Catastrophe Theory to Physical Systems

Education

  • Ph D: Physics, (1989), Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
  • MS: Physics, (1986), Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
  • BS: Physics, (1984), Aristotle University - Thessaloniki, Greece

Publications

  • Yang, J., Laycock, S., Christodoulou, D., Drake, J.J., Hong, J., Antoniou, V., Zezas, A., Coe, M., Ho, W. (2017) "A Library of known X-ray Pulsars in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Time Evolution of their Luminosities and Spin Periods," 229:
  • Laycock, S., Christodoulou, D., Williams, B.F., Binder, B., Prestwich, A. (2017) "Blue Supergiant X-ray Binaries in the Nearby Dwarf Galaxy IC 10," arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.03803
  • Yang, J., Laycock, S., Christodoulou, D., Fingerman, S., Cappallo, R., Zezas, A., Antoniou, V., Hong, J., Ho, W., Coe, M., others, . (2016) "A complete library of X-ray pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds: A new resource for modeling the time evolution of luminosity and pulse profile," 227:
  • Christodoulou, D., Katatbeh, Q.D., Graham-Eagle, J. (2016) "A criterion for oscillations in the solutions of the polytropic Lane-Emden equations," Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2016:1 pp. 147
  • Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J., Katatbeh, Q.D. (2016) "A program for predicting the intervals of oscillations in the solutions of ordinary second-order linear homogeneous differential equations," Advances in Difference Equations 2016:1 pp. 48
  • Christodoulou, D., Gabuzda, D.C., Knuettel, S., Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D., Coughlan, C.P. (2016) "Dominance of outflowing electric currents on decaparsec to kiloparsec scales in extragalactic jets," Astronomy & Astrophysics 591: pp. A61
  • Christodoulou, D. (2016) "Euclidean Figures and Solids without Incircles or Inspheres," 16: pp. 291–298
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D. (2016) "Exact Axisymmetric Solutions of the 2-D Lane-Emden Equations with Rotation," Journal of Modern Physics 7:15 pp. 2177
  • Laycock, S., Yang, J., Cappallo, R., Christodoulou, D., Steiner, J. (2016) "Highlighting XMM-Newton’s Role in Time Domain Studies of Neutron Star and Black Hole X-ray binaries in Nearby Galaxies,"
  • Christodoulou, D., Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D., Steiner, J., Papadopoulos, D., Laycock, S. (2016) "On the theoretical framework of magnetized outflows from stellar-mass black holes and related observations," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 461:3 pp. 2650–2657
  • Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J., Katatbeh, Q. (2016) "The intervals of oscillations in the solutions of the Legendre differential equations.," Advances in Difference Equations 2016:1 pp. 1 - 10
  • Katatbeh, Q.D., Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J. (2016) "The intervals of oscillations in the solutions of the radial Schrödinger differential equation," Advances in Difference Equations 2016:1 pp. 47
  • Laycock, S., Steiner, J.F., Maccarone, T.J., Christodoulou, D., Binder, B.A., Yang, J., Cappallo, R. (2016) "The Masses of Black Holes with Wolf-Rayet Companions," 15:
  • Laycock, S., Cappallo, R., Williams, B.F., Prestwich, A., Binder, B., Christodoulou, D. (2016) "The X-ray Binary Population of the Nearby Dwarf Starburst Galaxy IC 10: Variable and Transient X-ray Sources," arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.08611
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Laycock, S. (2016) "The X-ray Pulsar M82 X-2 on its Propeller Line," arXiv preprint arXiv:1606.07096
  • Christodoulou, D., Laycock, S., Yang, J., Fingerman, S. (2016) "Tracing the Lowest Propeller Line in Magellanic High-mass X-Ray Binaries," The Astrophysical Journal 829:1 pp. 30
  • Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J., Katatbeh, Q.D. (2014) "A Program for Predicting the Intervals of Oscillations in the Solutions of Ordinary Second-Order Linear Homogeneous Differential Equations,"
  • Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J., Katatbeh, Q.D. (2014) "The Intervals of Oscillations in the Solutions of the Legendre Differential Equations,"
  • Katatbeh, Q.D., Christodoulou, D., Graham-Eagle, J. (2014) "The Intervals of Oscillations in the Solutions of the Radial Schrödinger Differential Equation,"
  • Gabuzda, D.C., Christodoulou, D., Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D. (2012) "Evidence for helical magnetic fields in kiloparsec-scale AGN jets and the action of a cosmic battery," Journal of Physics: Conference Series 355:1
  • Kylafis, N.D., Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D., Christodoulou, D. (2012) "Formation and destruction of jets in X-ray binaries," Astronomy and Astrophysics 538:
  • Contopoulos, I., Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Gabuzda, D.C. (2009) "The invariant twist of magnetic fields in the relativistic jets of active galactic nuclei," Astrophysical Journal Letters 702:2 PART 2 pp. 0-0
  • Christodoulou, D., Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D. (2008) "Simulations of the Poynting-Robertson cosmic battery in resistive accretion disks," Astrophysical Journal Letters 674:1 pp. 388-407
  • Contopoulos, I., Kazanas, D., Christodoulou, D. (2006) "The cosmic battery revisited," Astrophysical Journal Letters 652:2 I pp. 1451-1456
  • Christodoulou, D., Contopoulos, J., Kazanas, D. (2003) "Interchange method in compressible magnetized Couette flow: Magnetorotational and magnetoconvective instabilities," Astrophysical Journal Letters 586:1 I pp. 372-383
  • Nishikawa, K.I., Frank, J., Christodoulou, D., Koide, S., Sakai, J.I., Sol, H., Mutel, R.L. (1998) "Dynamics of relativistic jets," New Astronomy Reviews 42:9-10 pp. 633-636
  • Nishikawa, K.I., Koide, S., Sakai, J.I., Christodoulou, D., Sol, H., Mutel, R.L. (1998) "Three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations of relativistic jets injected into an oblique magnetic field," Astrophysical Journal Letters 498:1 PART I pp. 166-169
  • Andalib, S.W., Tohline, J.E., Christodoulou, D. (1997) "A survey of the principal modes of nonaxisymmetric instability in self-gravitating accretion disk models," Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series 108:2 pp. 471-487
  • Ivezic, Ž., Christodoulou, D. (1997) "Infrared search for young stars in H I high-velocity clouds," Astrophysical Journal Letters 486:2 PART I pp. 818-823
  • Christodoulou, D., Cazes, J.E., Tohline, J.E. (1997) "Intrinsic nonaxisymmetric instabilities in galaxy rings," New Astronomy 2:1 pp. 1-30
  • Christodoulou, D., Tohline, J.E., Keenan, F.P. (1997) "Star-forming processes far from the galactic disk: Inoperative or indolent where operative," Astrophysical Journal Letters 486:2 PART I pp. 810-817
  • Nishikawa, K.I., Koide, S., Sakai, J.I., Christodoulou, D., Sol, H., Mutel, R.L. (1997) "Three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations of relativistic jets injected along a magnetic field," Astrophysical Journal Letters 483:1 PART II pp. 0-0
  • Christodoulou, D., Contopoulos, J., Kazanas, D. (1996) "Interchange method in incompressible magnetized couette flow: Structural and magnetorotational instabilities," Astrophysical Journal Letters 462:2 PART I pp. 865-873
  • Perry, C.L., Christodoulou, D. (1996) "Interstellar reddening in the Southern Hemisphere. II. Analysis of the uvby observations," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 108:727 pp. 772-816
  • Christodoulou, D., Sarazin, C.L. (1996) "Nonmagnetic and magnetized cooling flow models," Astrophysical Journal Letters 463:1 PART I pp. 80-94
  • Christodoulou, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "A new criterion for bar-forming instability in rapidly rotating gaseous and stellar systems. I. Axisymmetric form," Astrophysical Journal Letters 443:2 pp. 551-562
  • Christodoulou, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "A new criterion for bar-forming instability in rapidly rotating gaseous and stellar systems. II. Nonaxisymmetric form," Astrophysical Journal Letters 443:2 pp. 563-569
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "Phase-transition theory of instabilities. I. Second-harmonic instability and bifurcation points," Astrophysical Journal Letters 446:2 pp. 472-484
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "Phase-transition theory of instabilities. II. Fourth-harmonic bifurcations and -transitions," Astrophysical Journal Letters 446:2 pp. 485-499
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "Phase-transition theory of instabilities. III. The third-harmonic bifurcation on the Jacobi sequence and the fission problem," Astrophysical Journal Letters 446:2 pp. 500-509
  • Christodoulou, D., Kazanas, D., Shlosman, I., Tohline, J.E. (1995) "Phase-transition theory of instabilities. IV. Critical points on the maclaurin sequence and nonlinear fission processes," Astrophysical Journal Letters 446:2 pp. 510-520
  • Dubinski, J., Christodoulou, D. (1994) "Self-gravity and dissipation in polar rings," Astrophysical Journal Letters 424:2 pp. 615-626
  • Peletier, R.F., Christodoulou, D. (1993) "A photometric and dynamical study of the Helix galaxy NGC 2685," Astronomical Journal 105:4 pp. 1378-1391
  • Christodoulou, D., Tohline, J.E. (1993) "Dynamical evolution of gaseous disks in halo potentials. I. Massless rings in static, spheroidal halos," Astrophysical Journal Letters 403:1 pp. 110-126
  • Christodoulou, D., Tohline, J.E., Steiman-Cameron, T.Y. (1993) "Kinematical modeling of warps in the H I disks of galaxies," Astrophysical Journal Letters 416:1 pp. 74-103
  • Christodoulou, D. (1993) "The stability of accretion tori. V. Unstable modes and avoided crossings in extended, self-gravitating annuli," Astrophysical Journal Letters 412:2 pp. 696-719
  • Christodoulou, D., Katz, N., Rix, H.W., Habe, A. (1992) "Dynamical evolution of highly inclined rings," Astrophysical Journal Letters 395:1 pp. 113-118
  • Christodoulou, D., Narayan, R. (1992) "The stability of accretion tori. IV. Fission and fragmentation of slender, self-gravitating annuli," Astrophysical Journal Letters 388:2 pp. 451-466
  • Christodoulou, D. (1991) "The stability of cold, flattened, self-gravitating disks obeying other than Newtonian force laws," Astrophysical Journal Letters 372:2 pp. 471-477
  • Christodoulou, D., Tohline, J.E. (1990) "Phase transition time scales for cooling and isothermal media," Astrophysical Journal Letters 363:1 pp. 197-205