Astrophysicist NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
U.S.A. He was born in the island of Zakynthos, Greece
on the 29th of October, 1949. He obtained his B.Sc. in
Physics (Honors) from the McGill University (1970) and
the Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Stanford
University (1976). He worked as Skylab Postdoctoral
Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (10/1976 - 05/1978), as Research Associate
at the Institute for Plasma Research, Stanford
University (05/1978 - 04/1980), as Senior Research
Associate at the Center for Space Science and
Astrophysics, Stanford University (04/1980 -
06/1985),as Astrophysicist at the Space Science
Division, Naval Research Laboratory (06/1985 - 12/2007), as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan (01/2003 - present) and as Astrophysicist, at the Heliophysics Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (01/2008 – present). His scientific interests include Solar physics and Plasma physics. He has over 150 publications in the refereed archival literature and over 3,000 citations. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Astronomical Society, the American Physical Society, and the International Astronomical Union. He was associate editor of JGR- Space Physics. He has served on many committees of professional societies and on advisory/review committees to NASA and the NSF, including Chair of the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society, Chair of the NASA Solar Management and Operations Working Group, Chair of the SOLAR-B Science Working Group, Chair of the NSF committee that reviewed the High Altitude Observatory, Chair of the AURA committee that reviewed the director of the National Solar Observatory, and Chair (two terms) of the Targeted Research and Technology (TR&T) Steering Committee. He has served on the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council, on the Joint Science Definition Team for the NASA/ESA Orbiter/Sentinels mission, and on the Board of Advisors for the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research. For his pioneering science contributions to solar physics, he was awarded the George Ellery Hale Prize in 2005, the highest honor given by the American Astronomical Society for work in solar physics. He was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2005 and he was awarded the E. O. Hulburt award in 2006 by the Naval Research Laboratory, the highest honor given by the Laboratory for basic research. He was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2007 and Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008.
Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, University of Patras, Greece. He was born in Pyrgos, Ilias, Greece, on the 10th of December, 1934. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece (1959) and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the same University (1965). He worked as Assistant and Head ￼￼￼￼Assistant at the University of Athens before moving as Researcher at the Astronomical Institute (now Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics) of the National Observatory of Athens. He moved as an Assistant Professor at the University of Patras, where he later became Professor of Astronomy. His scientific interests included Celestial Mechanics and Theoretical Astrophysics and he has published several papers and textbooks. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and he has been founding member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Assistant Professor (retired) Dept. of Physics Univ. of Athens. She was born in Pyrgos, Ilias, Greece. She received her B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece (1972), the M.Sc. in Meteorology from the same Department (1974) and the Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (1981). She has worked at first for a year as a high school teacher of Physics and since 1973 she belongs to the staff of the Department of Physics of the University of Athens as a Teaching Assistant at the Laboratory of Astronomy (1973-1982) and as a Lecturer (1982-1986). Her scientific interests include Observational Astrophysics; Ground based and satellite photometry and Spectroscopy of Binary systems and the Sun.
He was born in Athens in 1916 and passed away in 1990. He obtained his BSc in Mathematics and his PhD in Astronomy (under the supervision of Prof. Plakidis) from the Univ. of Athens. After his PhD spent time as a postdoctoral researcher in France. He was assistant at the docent at the astronomy laboratory of the the Univ. of Athens (1941-1948). In 1949 he was elected extra-ordinary professor and in 1961 Full Professor at the National Technical Univ. of Athens in the Chair of General Astronomy and Geodesy. He served as alternate minister of transport and telecommunications in 1974.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Polytechnic School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 30th of May 1941. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (1964) and the Dr. Rer. Nat. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany (1975). His scientific interests include the Observational and Geodetical Astronomy, the Geodesy and the Meteorology.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Megali Panagia, Chalkidiki, Greece, on the 8th of April, 1949. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1972) and the Ph.D. from the same Department (1984). He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Union of Greek Mathematicians, the Union of Greek Physicists and founding member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.). His main scientific interest is the Observational Astronomy and he has published more than 47 scientific papers in refereed journals and 27 in conference proceedings and special volumes/books. He has written two textbooks: “Observational Astronomy” and “Differential Calculus of functions of one variable” and three other books: “Astronomical Planisphere & “An introduction to the night sky”, “Aratos of Soli, Phaenomena”,”Near Space Environment of the Earth, History, Technology and Science of Astronomy”.