The Athens symposium on Exploring the Universe (ATHEXIS) will take place 10-14 June 2024.
It aims to bring together scientists working on (astro)particle physics and cosmology and initiate cross-field discussions on recent developments and future prospects. The presentations will cover recent progress on theoretical, phenomenological and observational aspects of cutting-edge topic.

This meeting is organized by the National Technical University of Athens, the National Hellenic Research Foundation, University of Cyprus, Instituto de Física Corpuscular - CSIC, University of Valencia, Sorbonne University and École Normale Supérieure.

Conference Fees: 350 EUR


Conference Topics

BSM Physics
Dark Matter
Gravitational Waves
Dark stars


Invited Speakers

  • Aiham Al Musalhi (LZ-Collaboration) (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Jean Alexandre (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Guillermo Ballesteros Martinez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid & Madrid IFT, Spain)
  • Torsten Bringmann (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Ramy Brustein (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
  • Ilias Cholis (Oakland University, USA)
  • Katy Clough (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Vincent Desjacques (Technion - IIT, Israel)
  • Joshua Eby (Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics, Sweden)
  • José Ramon Espinosa (Instituto de Fisica Teorica, UAM/CSIC, Spain)
  • Marcos Flores (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Adrià Gómez-Valent (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Alejandro Ibarra (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Jamal Jalilian-Marian (Bernard M. Baruch College & City University of New York (CUNY), USA)
  • Kostas Kokkotas (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
  • Konstantinos Kritos (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Julien Lavalle (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, France)
  • Oleg Lebedev (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Stefan Lederer (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Marek Lewicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Tao Liu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Ilídio Lopes (Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica (CENTRA) & Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  • Antonio Lopez Maroto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Andrea Maselli (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
  • Subodh Patil (Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Angeles Perez-Garcia (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
  • Davide Perrone (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Shi Pi (Beijing Institute of Theoretical Physics, China)
  • Sébastien Renaux-Petel (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)
  • Gerasimos Rigopoulos (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
  • Antonio Riotto (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Filippo Sala (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Bologna and INFN, Italy)
  • Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Leonardo Senatore (Institut fur Theoretische Physik (ETH), Switzerland)
  • Jishnu Suresh (University of Louvain, Belgium)
  • Martin Sloth (Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins, Denmark)
  • Anna Socha (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Vassilis Spanos (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Michael Staelens (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Nikolaos Stergioulas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Nikolaos Tetradis (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Peter Tinyakov (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Jerome Vandecasteele (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • David Wands (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom)

  • Venue

    The "Symposium on the Exploration of the Universe" will be hosted by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F)
    48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue 11635, Athens .
    You can get to NHRF by:

    Metro Line 3 (blue line)

    Evangelismos station (Exit to Rizari)


    203, 204, 211, 214 (Bus stop: 2nd Rizari),
    225 224 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
    450, 550 (Bus stop: Rizari)
    622 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
    815 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)


    from Patision St. Trolleybus 3 (Bus stop: Evangelismos, on Vas. Sophias Ave.) 8, 13 (Bus stop: Evangelismos, on Vas. Sophias Ave.)

    Athens airport

    is connected to downtown Athens via:
    - Χ95 : Syntagma – Airport The line that takes you to the central Syntagma square of Athens
    - Metro line 3 (Nikea – Douk. Plakentias – Airport) – the blue line.

    About routes and tickets see: Athens Transport - Routes / Tickets

    Organizing Committee

    Ioannis Dalianis (University of Cyprus)
    Nikos Irges (National Technical University of Athens)
    Alex Kehagias (National Technical University of Athens)
    Chris Kouvaris (National Technical University of Athens)
    Nikolaos Mavromatos (National Technical University of Athens & King's Coll. London)
    Vasiliki Mitsou (Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC & University of Valencia)
    Kallia Petraki (Sorbonne University & École Normale Supérieure)

    City of Athens

    For hotels see: Hotels in Athens
    For restaurants see: Restaurants in Athens

    Conference dinner (New!)

    The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, at 20:00 at the restaurant "Koukatsi".
    It is a 10-minutes walk from the Acropolis Museum.