Super massive black holes, of at least a million solar masses, are believed to reside in the centre of every galaxy in the Universe. When mass is accreted by the black hole, the nucleus of the galaxy can be more luminous than its billions of stars, and these nuclei are called AGN (active galactic nuclei). Therefore, they are easily detectable at very large distances, which makes them a unique tool in modern astrophysics for the study of the Large Scale Structure (LSS), the distant Universe, and the formation and evolution of galaxies.

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 Elias Koulouridis received his Physics Degree in 2003, his MSc in Theoretical, Computational Physics and Astrophysics in 2005 and his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Patras in 2009. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher and then a fellow in the National Astronomical Observatory of Athens until 2015. During the period 2015-2019 he worked as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Département d'Astrophysique of CEA / Saclay in France. In 2019 he joined IAASARS/NOA as an Associate Researcher.

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Elias Koulouridis' research activities focus on extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. His expertise lies in the optical part of the spectrum and the X-rays, but he has extensively worked with multi-wavelength data. He has several years of experience in the analysis, management and scientific exploitation of the XMM-Newton satellite data, from both active galaxies and galaxy clusters. He has also obtained, reduced and analysed data from several optical telescopes and he has worked on cosmological simulations. In total, he has participated in 46 peer-reviewed publications in international high-impact journals, 13 of them as the first author. He has a leading position within the "XXL survey" and the "XCLASS" collaboration and he is a member of the Athena collaboration.