Dimitrios Vaiopoulos (1941-2019( was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Geology, University of
Athens, Greece. He was born in Karditsa, Thessaly,
Greece on the 5th of May, 1941. He received his B.Sc. from
the Department of Mathematics of the University of Athens,
Greece (1968) and his Ph.D. from the Physics Department
of the same University (1977). He has held the position of
Assistant and Head Assistant at the Laboratory of
Astronomy, Department of Physics, University of Athens
(1968 – 1980). His research interests included the
construction of mathematical models in astronomy,
astrophysics, geology, physicogeography and dynamic
systems, the latter mainly including the motion of heavenly
bodies, as well as for the processing of data from remote sensing. He completed more than 125 research projects that have been published in peer reviewed Greek and International journals or have been presented in Greek and international meetings. He had been the author of 6 scientific publications and of many scientific articles in printed or electronic form in the areas of mathematical geography, informatics, applications in space science and technology, geomathematics and statistics. He was a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Professor Emeritus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (since 2007). He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on the 3rd of April, 1949. He obtained his B.Sc. Degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece (1972) and his Ph.D. from the same University (1980). His scientific interests include Non-linear Dynamics and applications to Celestial Mechanics, Plasma Astrophysics, and Gravitational wave-particle interactions. He has published more than 40 scientific papers in refereed journals and more than 10 in conference
proceedings and special volumes. He has been a Research
Associate at the University of Maryland, U.S.A (1980-82), Lecturer (1982-85), Assistant Professor (1985-93) and Associate Professor (1993-2007) at the University of Thessaloniki. He has served as Director, Section of
Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics (1998-99) at the same University. He is a member of the International
Astronomical Union (IAU), of the European Astronomical
Union (E.A.S.), of the Hellenic Astronomical Society
(Hel.A.S.), of the American Physical Society and of the Union of Greek Physicists. He has served for four years as the Secretary of the Hel.A.S.
Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece. He was born in Athens, Greece on March 7, 1938 and passed away in Heraklion on October 5, 2020. He obtained his Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1962), his M.Sc. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1966) and his Ph.D. in Physics from the City University of New York, U.S.A. (1975). He worked as Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, and the University of Tubingen, Germany (1976–1980) before joining the Department of Physics of the University of Crete, Greece as Professor (in 1980). He was a Visitor Research Fellow at the Institute d’ Astrophysique Paris and at the Universitat Tubingen (1981-83) His scientific interests include theoretical Physics and Theoretical Astrophysics. He has published many scientific papers in refereed journals as well as conference proceedings and special volumes. He has written a book on the plasma in the magnetospheres and other textbooks. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.) and of the European Physical Society. He has served as a Vice- Chairman of the National Committee for Astronomy (1990- 1992) and as a national representative on the board of the “Astronomy and Astrophysics” journal (2000 – 2005).