Abbott William (1906-2001)
Honorary Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Athens, Greece (born 1906). He got his Physics degree from the University of Athens, Greece (1927-1932) and his Ph.D. from the same University (1946). He had worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska, U.S.A. He had published 7 papers on the Cepheid variable stars and textbooks. He had been honored with a literature award from the National Academy of Athens, Greece.
George Adamopoulos was born in 1899 at the village of Kranidi in Peloponnese and passed away in 1977 in Athens. He obtained his BSc in Physics as well as his PhD from the University of Athens. His thesis, entitled "The Moon and the weather", was completed under the supervision of Prof. Plakidis in 1945. His whole research career was at the National Observatory of Athens where he was responsible for the operation of the equatorial telescope. He performed a wealth of observations of variable stars, comets, and planets of our solar system.
High School Professor of Physics. He was born in Athens, Greece on the 1st of July, 1950. He obtained the B.Sc. in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1976) and the Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Athens, Greece (2003). His scientific interest is in Space Physics and he has published about 15 papers in scientific Journals and proceedings.
Professor at the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Polytechnic School, Demokritos
University of Thrace, (since 1999) and Priest in the
Orthodox Church of Greece (Metropolis of Xanthi). He was
born in Athens, Greece, on the 14th of May, 1954. He
obtained the B.Sc. degree in Physics (University of Athens,
1977), a degree in Theology (University of Thessaloniki,
1993) and a Ph.D. in Space Physics (Demokritos University
of Thrace, 1985). His scientific interests include Space
Physics, and Philosophy of Sciences and Environment. He
has published more than 40 papers in refereed scientific journals, more than 20 papers in conference proceedings and he has made more than 160 presentations, most of them included in conferense abstrack books. For scientific collaboration, he has visited Imperial College, Johns Hopkins University, Russian Academy and other institutions. He has been named as “Distinguished Ulysses Scientist” (NASA JPL report 400-1133 01/04 “The people behind the Mission”). In 2004, he has been approved as a guest investigator in DEMETER mission (Detection of ElectroMagnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions) and since then he combined space research with earthquake prediction research (Van Allen belt electron precipitation preceding earthquakes). He is a member of the American Geophysical Society (A.G.U.), of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.), of the Union of Greek Physicists and of the Hellenic Union of Theologians.
Anastasios Anastasiadis obtained his BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1986 and his PhD in Astrophysics from the same University in 1994.
He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) in Germany (1991-1992) and worked as a Research Assistant at the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995-1998). He joined the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in September 1998 as an Associate Researcher. In January 2002 he was promoted to Senior Researcher. He is currently Research Director, at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (since December 2007) and member of the Space Research & Technology Group
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.).