Assistant Professor (retired), Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Souez of Egypt on the 18th of July, 1947. He received the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece in 1972, the M.Sc. in Meteorology (1976) and the Ph.D. in Physics (1984) from the same University. He has worked as Assistant of the Nuclear Physics Laboratory of the same University. His scientific interests include High Energy Physics and Astrophysics. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.)
Papagiannis Michael (1932 – 1997)
Emeritus Professor, Boston University, U.S.A. He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece (1955), the M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Virginia, U.S.A. and the Ph.D. from the Harvard University, U.S.A. (1964). He served as Visiting Professor at the University of Athens, Greece (1971-72) and at the University of Crete, Greece (1986). He had been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He had served as the first Chairman of Commission 51 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Bioastronomy (1982-85). Prof. Papagiannis was interested in Space Physics and Astrophysics but more strongly on Bioastronomy, and he published over 100 papers and one textbook on these subjects.
Assistant Professor (retired), University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Athens on the 25th of March, 1945. He received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens (1969) and the Ph.D. from the same University in 1977. His scientific interests are with Dynamaical Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Non Linear Dynamical Systems. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Societies of Physics and Mathematics.
John Christopher Baillie Papaloizou (born 1947) is a theoretical physicist. Papaloizou is a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge. He works on the theory of accretion disks, with particular application to the formation of planets. He received his D.Phil. in 1972 from the University of Sussex under the supervision of Roger J. Tayler. The title of his thesis is The Vibrational Instability in Massive Stars.
He discovered the Papaloizou-Pringle instability together with Jim Pringle in 1984. Papaloizou also made major contributions in various areas such as the radial-orbit instability, toroidal modes in stars and different instabilities in accretion disks.
The asteroid 17063 Papaloizou is named after John Papaloizou.
Professor Emeritus, of Observational Astrophysics,
University of Crete, Greece. He was born in Anno
Viannos, Heraklion, Crete on the 27th of November, 1942. He received the B.Sc. in Physics (1968) and the
Dr.Rer.Nat. (1975) both from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen. He worked as Researcher at the Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) before moving to the University of Crete in 1980, first as Visiting Lecturer and then (1984) as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 1990 and to Professor in 2005. He retired and was elected Emeritus Professor in 2009. He served as the first Director of Skinakas Observatory, which he founded together with Gerhard Haerendel (MPE), from 1984 until his retirement. Since 2001 he is the Scientific Director of the Onassis Foundation Science Lecture Series that take place every July at FORTH.
Scientifically, he is interested in Space Physics and Observational Astrophysics.
Assistant Professor (Retired) of Astronomy at the Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. He was born in Athens on the 21st of December, 1941. He received the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens (1968) and the Ph.D. in 1976 from the same University. His scientific interests include Solar Physics and Applied Optics and he has organized the Laboratory of Applied Optics of the Physics Department. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and of the Hellenic Physics Union.