Professor (retired), University of Patras, Greece (1981-2014), and Director, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece (2001-2011). He was born in Piraeus, Greece, on 15th of April 1947. He got his B.Sc. in physics from the University of Athens, Greece (1969), the M.Sc. from the University of Manchester, U.K. (1972) and his Ph.D. from the same University. He worked as a Researcher at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Manchester (1974-1979) and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (1979-1981). He has published many special volumes as well as 13 textbooks on Astrophysics and many books on popular Astronomy.
Born in Thessalonki, she graduated from the Dept. of Mathematics of Aristotle University in 1974.
She was employed as Assistant to the Dept. of Mathematics, assigned to the operation of the mainframe University Computer and the innovative administrative applications of Information Systems.
On a sabbatical 1977-1980, and with the support of British Council she conducted post graduate study and research in the Dept of Astronomy of Manchester University. She was awarded the PhD Doctorate, by the supervision of Prof. Zdenek Kopal, of Victoria University of Manchester in Mathematical Astronomy in 1980. She continued her service at the Dept. of Mathematics of Aristotle University in the Section of Computer Science and Numerical Analysis, as Lecturer, as Assistant Professor after 1990, and as Associate Professor in 2006-2007.
She was occupied with research and applications of Numerical Analysis and Computers in Celestial Mechanics and with teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics.
She is a member of Greek Mathematical Society, of the Greek Astronomical Society, and regular reviewer to the Zentralblatt fur Mathematik, and recently to the periodical Planetary and Space Science.
She published numerous papers in international scientific periodicals and conferences, and she supervised two (Ph.D.) Doctorate Dissertations and numerous Diploma projects (M.Sc.) of postgraduate students. She was examiner to many Doctorate Dissertations (Ph.D.), and Diploma projects (M.Sc.).
She authored scientific textbooks for the undergraduate courses; entitled “Advanced Applied Mathematics and Numerical Methods” (1984), “Numerical Analysis” (2004), “Computational Mathematics” (2014), “teaching notes of Computational Mathematics I” (1992) and “teaching notes of Computational Mathematics II” (1993), and for postgraduate courses; “Numerical Methods with Applications to Control Theory” (2006), “Numerical Methods with Applications to the Ordinary (ODE) and Partial Differential Equations (PDE)” (2009).