Kotsakis Demetrios (1910–1986)
Professor of Astronomy, University of Athens, Greece and Director of the Astronomical Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. He was born in Filiatra, Greece. He discovered a paragraph in the last will and testament of Korialgenos in the form of Bank of Greece bonds stating his desire for the acquisition of a large telescope and proceeded to establish the Kryonerion Astronomical Station in Corinthia, Greece and to equip it with the largest at the time reflector of 1,2 m.
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.).