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.
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.
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.).