Efthymios Paleologou received his BSc in Physics from the University of Thessaloniki in 1976 and his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 1983. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1985- 1988). In 1988 he moved to the University of Crete where he accepted a research/teaching position until 1991. He has been a researcher at IESL/FORTH between 1991-1997 and at the Department of Physics from 1997-1999. In 2002 he was appointed to a permanent position as research support specialst.
Papagiannis Michael (1932 – 1997)
Emeritus Professor, Boston University, U.S.A. He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece (1955), the M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Virginia, U.S.A. and the Ph.D. from the Harvard University, U.S.A. (1964). He served as Visiting Professor at the University of Athens, Greece (1971-72) and at the University of Crete, Greece (1986). He had been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He had served as the first Chairman of Commission 51 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Bioastronomy (1982-85). Prof. Papagiannis was interested in Space Physics and Astrophysics but more strongly on Bioastronomy, and he published over 100 papers and one textbook on these subjects.
Assistant Professor (retired), University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Athens on the 25th of March, 1945. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens (1969) and the Ph.D. from the same University in 1977. His scientific interests are with Dynamaical Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Non Linear Dynamical Systems. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Societies of Physics and Mathematics.