Dr. C. Macris was born in 1913 and he passed away in 2004. He obtained his undergrad degree in Physics from the University of Athens (1937) and his PhD in Solar Physics from the same University under the co-supervision of Prof. Plakidis and Bernard Lyot in 1951. He had worked at the Meudon Observatory, Paris, France, at the College of France and at the Arcetri Observatory, Italy. He published several papers on Solar Physics, planet physics, planet atmospheres etc, 4 textbooks and 2 books. He was a researcher at the National Observatory of Athens as well as at the Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics of the Academy of Athens, Greece. After his retirement he served as the director of the Astronomical Institute of the National Observatory of Athens (1983-1994). He had been honored with the Medal of the Polish Government on the 500 years of Copernicus (1973) and with the first award of the Empirician Foundation (1979).
Professor Emeritus, Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Patras, Greece. He was born in Xylokastro, Korinthias in 1944. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece (1967), the M.Sc. from the Rochester Polytechnic Institute of the U.S.A. (1970) and the Ph.D. from the University of Glascow, U.K. (1973), where he worked as Resercher. His scientific interests include Celestial Mechanics and the Dynamical Systems. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the Greek Societies of Mehanics and Computer Mechanics and a past member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.). He has been honored with the title of D.Sc. from the University of Glascow (1980).
He was born in Saint Louis, and he always loved and
respected his Greek Heritage (Karpathos island). He received
his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California
in Berkeley. After graduating, he returned to Washington and
participated in a project measuring the Earth’s rotation. He
joined the Naval Observatory team in 1990, and seven years
later, he became director of the Time Service Department.
His scientific interests include also Radio Astronomy and Planetary Sciences. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society and of the International Astronomical Union (I.A.U.).
Professor at the Department of Mechanics, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Corinth, Greece, on the 12th of July, 1947. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece (1971) and the Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece (1975). He worked as a researcher at this University (1975-77), as Senior Assistant (1978-1982), Lector (1982-1985), Assistant Professor (1985-1993)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼and Associate Professor (1993 – 2009) of the former General Department of the National Technical University of Athens. Since 1978 he is also Professor at the School of Technical Education for Army officers. His scientific interests include Celestial Dynamics, Electrodynamics, the Dynamics of the Absolute Solid and the Dynamics of Complex Solid Systems and he has published more than 100 papers on these subjects. He has also published three textbooks on the “Stability of the Dynamical Systems”, the “Absolute Solid” and “Analytical Dynamics”. He has close scientific collaboration with the University of Liverpool (U.K.) and he has worked there as a Research Fellow.