Dr John M. Polygiannakis died on the 10th June 2004, at the age of 37. He was brilliant devoted, industrious and diligent researcher whose interests ranged, from Cosmic Rays and Plasma Physics to Solar Astronomy and Space Physics to Non-linear systems, Chaos, Self Organized Critical Systems and Geophysics and Seismology.
The only position he ever occupied in the Academia was his brief service as a University of Athens functionary; a post which he resigned in order to dedicate his full energy to research. This, in addition to his scientific contributions, marks him as a unique personality, an idealist, focused on the pursuit of scientific knowledge rather than the pursuit of position, rank or funded project.
Polymilis Chronis (1946-2000)
Assistant Professor of the University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Aegaleo, Athens, Greece and received his B.Sc. in Surveying from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1977) and the Ph.D. from the Department of Physics of the University of Athens, Greece (1985). He was interested mainly in the non-linear Dynamical systems and he had published many papers on these subjects. He was a member of the IAU and a Founding member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).
Poulakos Constantinos, (1936-2009)
Senior Researcher, Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Greece. He was born in Kozani, Greece and received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece (1960) and the Ph.D. from the same University in 1970. His scientific interests included the Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Phenomena and the study of the atmosphere.
Directeur de Recherche in CNRS, France. He was born in
Volos, Greece on the 30th of November of 1956. He obrtained
his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece
(1978) and the Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the
University Paris 7, France in 1986. His scientific interests
include nuclear astrophysics, galaxy evolution and gamma-
ray astronomy. He has published numerous scientific papers
in refereed journals and conference proceedings and special
volumes / books.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. She was born in Athens, Greece. She received her B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens (1977) and the Ph.D. in Solar Physics in 1985 from the same University. She worked at the University of Athens from 1978 originally as research assistant and Lecturer and retired in 2020. Her scientific interest is mainly Solar Physics (Radio emission from solar flares, combination with X-ray bursts, study of the solar activity, spatial and temporal distribution of solar activity indexes during the solar cycles, relation of solar-terrestrial phenomena) as well as in the Magnetospheres, atmospheres, morphology etc. of the planets. She has published 82 papers in international and Greek journals. She has participated in many research programs and was a referee in international scientific journals. She is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the European Astronomical Society (EAS), of the Planetary Society, of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.) and of the Hellenic Physical Society.
Researcher (retired) of the Astronomical Institute of the National Observatory of Athens (N.O.A.), Greece. He was born in Athens on the 3rd of March, 1934. He received the B.Sc. in Physics (1960), the M.Sc. in Radioelectrology (1963) and the Ph.D. (1970), all from the University of Athens, Greece. He has worked as associate scientist at the National Research Foundation and served as a Director of the Penteli Astronomical Station of the N.O.A. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of CESRA, of the European Physical Society, of the Joint Organization of Solar Observers (JOSO) (where he has served as National Representative of Greece), of the European Astronomical Society, of the Greek Physics Union and he is a founding member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.).