Professor, Department of Physics, University of
Athens, Greece. He was born in Athens, Greece, on the 7th
of July of 1956. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from the
University of Athens (1979), his M.Sc. in Astronomy from
the Sussex University, U.K. (1980) and his Ph.D. in
Astronomy from the Boston University, U.S.A. (1985). He
has worked as Research Associate at the Max-Planck-
Institut for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching (1985-86;
1987-88), at the University of Adelaide (1988-90), at the
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland (1992-93)
and at the Max-Planck-Institut for Nuclear Physics,
Heidelberg (1990-92; 1993-97). He has been a NAS/NRC
Fellow (U.S.A., 1992-93). His scientific interests include High Energy Astrophysics, Radiation Mechanisms and Cosmic Ray Physics. He is a member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.), currently serving as the President.
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.
He was born in Kavala, Greece, on the 16th of September, 1928 and passed away in 2011. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the AUTH (1949) and the Ph.D. in Astronomy from the same University (1954). He worked as Assistant (1951-1955) and Chief Assistant (1955-1960) at the Laboratory of Astronomy of the same University and as Director of the Research and Computing Center of the Academy of Athens (1960-1966). He was elected Professor of Geodetic Astronomy and Director of the respective Laboratory, School of Engineering, AUTH (1964-1966). He has been elected twice Dean of the School of Engineering of the AUTH (1967-1968 and 1970-1973), Vice- Rector of the AUTH, Founding Rector of the Democritus University of Thrace (1974-78), President of the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) (1976-1978) and General Director of Higher Education of the Greek Ministry of Education and Cults (1978-1979). He is the Founder and the Director of the Stephanion Observatory (since 1966). His research work refers to Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geodesy, Geophysics, Space Science and Applications and, later, to Initial and Continuing Education and Training with Distance Learning. He has published more than 110 scientific papers in refereed journals and more than 20 papers in conference proceedings and special volumes/books. He has been Editor or coeditor in four volumes (“Observational Aspects of Galactic Structure”, “Structure & Evolution of the Galaxy”, "Stars and the Milky Way System”, “Compendium in Astronomy” and “Earthquake Prediction and Instrumentation”). He has published (in Greek) many textbooks and notes for the University students on Astronomy, Geodesy and Error Theory. He has been named Honorary Doctor of the Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1995) and Department of Civil Engineering (1996). He is corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens (since 1988) and of the Academy of Sciences of Heidelberg (since 1988) and an active member of the N.Y. Academy of Sciences (1995). He has been honored by the President of the Greek Republic with the “Officer of the Order of the Phoenix” (1977) and by the President of the F.R. of Germany with the “Grosser Verdienst- Kreuz des Verdienst- Ordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (1988).
￼The Academy of Athens awarded him the “Excellence of the Sciences”, the highest distinction in this field (1986). He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU- President or Member in many organizing Committees of Commissions 27, 33, 46, 37 and of the Special Study Group 1.78), of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, of the American Astronomical Society, of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society. He has served as member in Greek National Committees (on Geodesy and Geophysics, on Astronomy and on Space Research). He has been a Member of the Group of U.N. Experts on the Geographical Names and President of its Third Conference and National Representative of Greece to the “Space Committee” of the European Commission.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece (since 1999). She was born in Egion,
Achaias, Greece and obtained her B.Sc. in Physics
(1970), the M.Sc. in Meteorology (1976) and the Ph.D. in
Physics (1978) from the University of Athens, Greece.
She worked as an assistant at the Nuclear Physics
Laboratory (1970-82) and as Lecturer (1982) and
Assistant Professor (1985) at the same University. She is
a scientific collaborator (since 1979) of the Research
Center of Astronomy and Applied Mathematics of the
Academy of Athens. She has written one textbook on
“Cosmic Rays” and co-authored two other textbooks on
“Nuclear Physics” and “Atomic Physics”. She is the Head of the Cosmic Ray Group of Athens University from 1982 of undergraduate and graduate students as well as of post graduate and scientific researchers. Her scientific interests include Galactic and Solar Cosmic ray Physics, Magnetospheric Physics, Space Physics, Space Weather monitoring by cosmic rays, Neutron Monitors and satellite data analysis. She is Scientific Responsible of the Installation and Operation of the Athens Neutron Monitor Station in real-time (2000-) and Head of the Athens Neutron Monitor Data Processing (ANMODAP) Center (2003-today), an Alert system providing a warning signal worldwide in real-time for GLE events is operated since 2003.
Professor (retired), Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece. He was born in Kavala on the 2nd of February, 1945. He obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1968), an M.Sc. in Meteorology from the University of Athens, Greece (1972) and a second M.Sc. in Radioelectrology from the University of Thessaloniki (1974). He received the Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the same University. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the IEEE and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Angelos Misiriotis was born in Athens (Greece) on November 6, 1971. He obtained his BSc in Physics from the University of Patras in 1995 and his PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics in 2001, from the Dept. of Physics of the University of Crete, under the supervision of Prof. Nick Kylafis. During his PhD studies he spent two years at the Observatory of Marseille, where he collaborated with Dr. Lia Athanassoula and her group.
His research interests included the morphology and dynamics of spiral galaxies and until his passing away on January 4, 2008 at the age of 37, he had published 12 refereed papers in these areas. He is survived by his wife Anastasia and his children Nestor and Iro.