Kosmas Kosmidis

Place of birth: Thessaloniki, Greece
Current address: Department of Physics University of Thessaloniki GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Telephone: +30 - 2310 - 998119
Fax: +30 - 2310 - 998042
e-mail: kkosm@physics.auth.gr

Professional Experience

2009-Today:Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Network Operations Center and Physics Department.

2006-2008: University of Giessen, Germany.Post-doctoral researcher and unix administrator at the Institut fur Theoretische Physik III.

2003- 2005: PhD in Computational Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1999-2002: MSc in “Materials Physics”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1990: Bsc, Physics,Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Greece.


  • Linux
  • Programming in : FORTRAN , Pascal, Visual Basic , Mathematica, Perl

Foreign Languages

  • English, French, Italian, German.

Research Interests

My scientific field is the Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems. I mainly deal with:

Mathematical modelling of Complex systems. Information propagation in complex structures and scale-free networks.

Percolation. Random walks. Fractals.

Computational study of complex systems. Computational study of biological systems.

Applied Diffusion Models. Controlled Drug Release.

Computational models of Language evolution. Linguistic data mining. Cryptography.

Continuum Mechanics. ElasticityGradient Elasticity. Fracture Mechanics.

Game theory and applications in Complex Systems

Publications List

Peer Review Journals. Citations: 301 h-index: 10

1. K. Kosmidis, E. Rinaki, P. Argyrakis, P.Macheras, Analysis of Case II drug transport with radial and axial release from cylinders, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 254, 183 (2003) 

2. K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, P.Macheras, A re-appraisal of drag release laws using Monte-Carlo simulations: the prevalence of Weibul function, Pharmaceutical Research, 20, 988 (2003)

3. K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, P.Macheras, Fractal kinetics in drug release from finite fractal matrices, Journal of Chemical Physics, 119, 6373 (2003) 

4. K. Kosmidis, V. Karalis, P. Argyrakis, P.Macheras, Michaelis-Menten Kinetics under Spatially Constrained Conditions. Application to Mibefradil Pharmcokinetics, Biophysical Journal, 87, 1498- 1506 (2004) 

5. A. Dokumetzidis, K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, P. Macheras, Modeling and Monte Carlo Simulations in Oral Drug Absorption, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 96, 200-205 (2005) 

6. K. Kosmidis, J.M.Halley, P.Argyrakis, Language Evolution and Population Dynamics for a system of two interacting species, Physica A, 353, 595-612, (2005) 

7. K. Kosmidis, A. Kalampokis, P. Argyrakis, Statistical Mechanical Approach of Human Language, Physica A 366,495-502 ( 2006). 

8. V. Papadopoulou, K. Kosmidis, M. Vlachou, P. Macheras, On the use of the Weibull function for the discernment of drug release mechanisms, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 309(1-2),44- 50 (2006). 

9. K. Kosmidis,A. Kalampokis, P.Argyrakis, Language time series analysis, Physica A, 370, 808-816 (2006). 

10. K. Kosmidis and A. Bunde, On the spreading and localization of risky information in social networks, Physica A, 386, 439–445 (2007) 

11. K. Kosmidis and A. Bunde, Propagation of confidential information on scale-free networks, Physica A, 376, 699-707 (2007). 

12. A. Kalampokis, K. Kosmidis, and P.Argyrakis, Evolution of Vocabulary on scale-free and random networks, Physica A, 379 (2007) 665–671. 

13. K. Kosmidis and P. Macheras, Monte Carlo Simulations of Drug Release from Matrices with High and Low Diffusivity Areas, International Journal of Pharmaceutics , 343 (1-2): 166-172 (2007) 

14. K. Kosmidis and P. Macheras, Monte Carlo Simulations of Drug Release from Matrices with Periodic Layers of High and Low Diffusivity , Int J. Pharm. 354, 111–116 (2008) 

15. K. Kosmidis, S. Havlin and A. Bunde, Structural properties of spatially embedded networks, Europhys. Lett 82, 48005 (2008). 

16. A. Nikolaidis, K. Kosmidis and P. Argyrakis, A Random matrix approach to Language Acquisition, J. Stat. Mech-Theory and Experiment (2009) P12008

17. N. Tsakiris, M. Maragakis, K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, Percolation of randomly distributed growing clusters, arXiv:1004.1526 (2010) –To appear Phys. Rev E

18.A. Dokumetzidis, K. Kosmidis and P. Macheras, Monte Carlo simulations and fractional kinetics considerations for the Higuchi equation, International Journal of Pharmaceutics (accepted)

19. N. Tsakiris, M. Maragakis, K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, Percolation of randomly distributed growing clusters: Finite Size Scaling and Critical Exponents, arXiv: 1004.5028 (2010) –To appear EPJB.

20. D. Li, K.Kosmidis, A.Bunde and S. Havlin, Dimensions of Spatially Embedded Networks, Nature Physics (2011), doi:10.1038/NPHYS1932.

21. D. Li, G. Li, K. Kosmidis, H. E. Stanley, A. Bunde and S. Havlin,Percolation of spatially constraint networks, EPL, 93 (2011) 68004

Thesis (B) and Conferences (C)

B1."Cosmological Implications of the Spontaneous Symmetry Break", Supervisor: C. Vagionakis , Theoretical Physics Division, University of Ioannina, 1990.

B2.“Material Problems in Gradient Elasticity”, ΜSc Thesis, Departement of Physics and General Department of the Polytechnic school, Thessaloniki ,2002.

B3.Random walk applications in Physical Systems.”, PhD Thesis, Departement of Physics, Thessaloniki, 2005.

C1. K. Kosmidis, F. Akintayo and E.C. Aifantis, Solution of Spherical Lame problem within the framework of gradient elasticity, in: Proc. 6th Nat. Cong. of Mechanics, Eds. E.C.Aifantis and A.N. Kounadis, Vol. 3, pp. 136-141, Giahoudi-Giapouli Publ., Thessaloniki (2001). (Referred paper)

C2. A. Konstandinidis, G. Efremidis, K. Kosmidis et al, 5th EUROMECH SOLID MECHANICS

CONFERENCE (ESMC 5), Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, GREECE, August 17-22, 2003

C3. K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, J. Halley, Language Evolution of Two Interacting Species, Conference on Computational Physics 2004, Genoa, Italy (09/2004)

C4. A. Kalampokis, K. Kosmidis, P. Argyrakis, "Study of language evolution and population dynamics of two interacting species on scale free and random networks", European Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ECCS '06), Oxford, England.

(c) Computational Physics Group A.U.Th.