Professor, School of Rural & Surveying Engineers, National
Technical University of Athens, Greece. He was born in
Piraeus, Greece, on the 10th of February, 1953. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens (1975), the M.Sc. in Astronomy from the University of Sussex, England (1977) and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the same University (1979). He has worked as Lecturer, School of Rural and Surveying Engineers, National Technical University of Athens (1982 – 1991), as Assistant Professor (1991 – 2001) and as Associate Professor (2001-2008) at the same place before his election in the present position. His scientific interests include Astrophysics (photometry, astrometry, and stellar systems), Geodetic Astronomy (reference systems for position and time) and Computer Science (optimization of algorithms, classification methods, pattern recognition). He is a member of several Working Groups for the preparation of the GAIA mission (since 2002), member of Coordination Unit 8 of GAIA Data Processing & Analysis Consortium (DPAC) and has served as member of the National Steering Committee of the European Programme “Physics on Stage” (supported by EIROforum) (2000-2007). He has served as a Member and Executive Secretary of the Greek National Committee for Astronomy (1994-2001), as Director of the Section of Topography (2004-06) and as Vice President of the School of RSE, NTUA (since 2006).
Professor and Dean, Academic Affairs Broward College (USA). He was born in Zografou, Chalkidiki, Greece, on
the 13th of February 1961. He received his B.Sc. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1982), the M.Sc. from the University of Rochester, U.S.A. and the Ph.D. in Physics from the same University (1988). He has worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alabama (1988-91) and as Visiting Researcher at the
University of Rochester (1991-92). His scientific interests are centered on the Structure and Evolution of the stars (Pulsating degenerate stars, Neutron stars, Protostars
etc). He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the American Astronomical Society and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Astrophysicist, Director of Reasearch with the French
National Research Center (CNRS), working at the
Laboratoire d’Etudes Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en
Astrophysique (LESIA) of the Paris-Meudon Observatory,
France (since 1991). She was born in Athens, Greece. She
obtained the B.Sc. in Physics & English Literature from the
Paris 6 and theParis 3 (Sorbonne) Universities (1985 &
1986). She received a Master’s degree in Astrophysics and
English Literature from the the Paris 7 (1986) and the Paris 3
(Sorbonne) (1987) Universities. She obtained her Ph.D. in
Astrophysics and Space Techniques from the Paris 7
University (1989) and the Habilitation DR (Diploma for
Directing Research) in Astrophysics and Space Techniques from the Paris 7 University (1996). Her scientific interests include Planetology, the giant planets and in particular the Saturnian system. She is also involved in space missions like Cassini- Huygens and the Titan Saturn System Mission. She also works on exoplanets. She obtains and analyses data from artificial satellites, space missions and ground-based telescopes using techniques like spectroscopy, imaging (with adaptive optics), etc. She has published more than 80 scientific papers in refereed journals and more than 50 papers in conference proceedings and special volumes / books. She has edited the textbook “Titan: Exploring an Earth-like World” (2008). She is a Life member of Air Academy of Greece, and she had a successful ESA expertise with 3 instruments on board the Cassini-Huygens mission. She is President of the ICPAE. She has been co-awarded the Médaille Icare for Huygens and several NASA and ESA awards. She is a member of the American Astronomical Society (member of the directing committee of the Division of Planetary Sciences), of the Asian-Oceanian Geophysical Society, of the Société Française d’Astronomie, of the American Geophysical Union and she is President of the Planetary Section of the European Geophysical Union.