Professor, University of Maryland, U.S.A. He was born in
Larissa, Greece on the 29th of December, 1938. He
received the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens,
Greece (1960), the M.Sc. in Nuclear Technology from the
M.I.T. (1965) and the Ph.D. from the University of Maryland
in 1968. He has been Research Associate at the same
University, Senior Research Physicist and Consultant to the
Plasma Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory
and Science Advisor to the Office of Fusion Energy of the
Government of the U.S.A. He has been honored with the
NASA’s “Certificate of Commendation” for distinct services in the Space Sciences, with the Prize for Scientific Achievements in Sciences of the Washington Academy of Sciences, with the E.O. Hulbert Prize for the Sciences and with the Navy’s Prize for Meritorious Civilian Service. He is Fellow and a member of the Fellows nominating Committee of the American Physical Society. He is a member of numerous societies and committees. His scientific interests are in Plasma and Space Physics and he has published hundreds of papers on these subjects.
Professor (retired), Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was born in Athens, Greece on the 26th of May, 1947 and got his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (1970) and his Ph.D. in General Relativity from the same University (1982). He has been Research Associate at the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1973-1979), Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, Ohio,USA. (1979-1982), as well as Lecturer (1982-1985), Assistant Professor (1985-1992) and Associate professor (1992-2007) at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has been honored with the Belgium, FNRS scholarship (1989-90). He has published more than 60 scientific papers in refereed international journals and four books in Greek on “Differential equations”, “Differential Geometry with Applications in Physics”, “Vector analysis and calculus” and “General Astronomy”. He is a member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Assistant Professor (retired), Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Souez of Egypt on the 18th of July, 1947. He received the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece in 1972, the M.Sc. in Meteorology (1976) and the Ph.D. in Physics (1984) from the same University. He has worked as Assistant of the Nuclear Physics Laboratory of the same University. His scientific interests include High Energy Physics and Astrophysics. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.)
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.