Lecturer (retired), Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece. He was born in Ioannina, Greece, on the 4th of September, 1944. He obtained the B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Thessaloniki (1969), the M.Sc. from the University of Sussex U.K. (1977) and the Ph.D. from the Innsbruck University, Austria (1982) He was mainly interested in Cosmology and Stellar Dynamics and in Radiogalaxies.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
He was born in Nea Avorani, Trihonidos,
Greece, on the 1st of January, 1949. He received his B.Sc.
in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece (1971), the M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A. (1973) and the Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. (1978). He has worked as Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (01 – 08/1979) and as Research
Fellow, Caltech, (09/1979 – 08/1981). He became Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (09/1981 – 06/1984), Assistant Professor at Columbia University (07/1984 – 06/1985), Assistant Professor (1985 –1989) Associate Professor (1989 – 1997) and Professor (1997-2016) at the University of Crete, Greece. He retired in 2016 and became Emeritus Professor. Since 1989 he is also a Researcher at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Crete, Greece. His scientific interests include X-ray Astronomy (Accretion onto White Dwarfs, Neutron stars, and Black Holes), Optical / Infrared Astronomy (galaxies, Interstellar Medium) and Radio Astronomy (Masers, polarization) and he has published more than 48 scientific papers in refereed journals and the textbook “Electromagnetism” (in Greek), commissioned by the Hellenic Open University. He has been elected and served as Associate Chairman (1997 – 1999) and Chairman (1999 – 2003) of the Physics Department, University of Crete, Greece. He served as Chairman of the Department of Physics from 1999 to 2003, as well as Dean of the School of Sciences from September 2008 to May 2013. From 2012 to 2016 he was a member of the Council of the University of Crete.