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To the Aryan Tatar that decended from an Albino Baboon

September 28, 2004 by Guest in the truth about macedonia
For the first time the nation surveys the hideous spectacle of its ignorance and trembles in measuring with the eye the distance separating it from its ancestors’ glory. This painful discovery, however, does not precipitate the Greeks into despair: We are the descendants of Greeks, they implicitly told themselves, we must try to become again worthy of the name, or we must not bear it. Adamantios Korais before a Parisian audience in 1803


Mathematics and Physics

They (Greeks) were very upset when I said the development of the greatest importance to mathematics in Europe was the discovery by Tartaglia that you can solve a cubic equation: although it is of little use in itself, the discovery must have been psychologically wonderful because it showed that a modern man could do something no ancient Greek could do. It therefore helped in the Renaissance, which was freeing man from the intimidation of the ancients. What the Greeks are learning in school is to be intimidated into thinking that they have fallen so far below their ancestors. Richard Feynman reporting on a 1980 visit to Greece

Constantin Carathéodory (1873 – 2.2.1950) , one of the greatest modern Greek mathematicians
Christos Dimitriou Papakyriakopoulos (1914 – 29.6.1976)
Nicholas Constantine Metropolis (11.6.1915 – 17.10.1999), Monte Carlo Method
Tom Ypsilantis (1928 – 2000), Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector
Evangelos Anastassakis (1938 - 2000) High Pressure Research, A tribute by Manuel Cardona (PDF File)
Athanassios Spyridon Fokas Method for solving integrable nonlinear evolution PDEs , SPECT
George Papanicolaou , Applied Mathematics
Nicholas Samios, Particle Physics, Omega - Particle
Constantine (Kostas) M. Dafermos Genealogy , DiPerna Lecture W. T. , SIAM W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize, 2000 „ theory of partial differential equations, especially nonlinear hyperbolic systems of conservation laws with solutions containing shock waves. .“
Adrian C. Melissinos
Emmanuel Floratos
Nikos A. Salingaros A Week With Nikos Salingaros (Word File)
John Iliopoulos Standard Model of Elementary Particles
Dimitris Christodoulou (19.10.1951 Athens) , Black Holes
Constantino Tsallis (11.5.1943 Athens) , Statistics , Tsallis Entropy
Dimitris Nanopoulos (13.9.1948 Athens) Particle Physics, Cosmology, Biophysics
Savas Dimopoulos , Extra Dimensions Theories
Ignatios Antoniadis Theoretical physics of elementary particles , CNRS Silver Medal Winner for 2000
Nikolaos Kapouleas
Emmanuel A. Paschos CP-violation, Lepto- and Baryogenesis, K and B-mesons, Neutrino Physics
Elias Kiritsis (20.9.1962) String theory , QFT, Cosmology etc. An artistic Theoretical Physicist
John D Joannopoulos (26.4.1947 New York) Theoretical condensed matter physics, The MIT Joannopoulos Research Group ,David Adler Award of the American Physical Society, > 400 journal articles, two textbooks on Photonic Crystals, and 20 U.S. patents.
Panagiotis (Takis) Souganidis Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Astronomy, Astrophysics

Eugène Michael Antoniadis (1870 – 10.2.1944) Mars observation against the theory of Channels on Mars.
Costas Papaliolios (Cos) (1931 - 6.6.2002) Info , Images
Andrew Gerasimos Michalitsianos (1947 - 1997)
George Efstathiou , Big Bang Background Radiation, Astrophysics, Maxwell Medal and Prize 1990, Robinson Prize in Cosmology 1997
Chryssa Kouveliotou , Astronomy, Magnetars
George Contopoulos
Dimitri Mihalas
Demosthenes (Demos) Kazanas A Press Release
Menas Kafatos

Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology

Christos Zerefos

Nuclear Chemistry/Physics, Solid State Physics, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry

Demetrios G. Sarantites Nuclear structure at high spins, detectors, 2003 Glenn T. Seaborg award for Nuclear Chemistry "recognizes and encourages research in nuclear and radiochemistry or their applications". (Info)

Nancy Makri

Cleanthes A. Nicolaides (31-12-1946 Athens), Theories of electronic structure and properties of atoms or small molecules. Energy Spectra in the absence or presence of weak or strong EM fields (Info from NTUA and NHRF )

Androula Nassiopoulou Director of IMEL/NCSR Demokritos

Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering

Leonidas Zervas , The Zervas Foundation
Dimitri Coucouvanis Inorganic Chemistry synthesis of materials, important in enzymatic catalysis, discovery and use of metal complexes in medicine (cancer treatment)

Costas Kyriakos Nicolaou ,(5.7.1946 Cyprus) chemical synthesis, molecular design and molecular recognition, and the biological actions of molecules 70 patents, Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry, Ernst Schering Prize, Linus Pauling Medal and many more awards. Will he get the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Cyprus? (Info)
Paul Alivisatos ,(12.11.1959 Chicago/Illinois) The Alivisatos Group , Second in ESI List: Nanotechnology, Most Cited Authors
Emmanuel Giannelis , The Giannelis Group
George Christou , The Christou Group
Phaedon Avouris Nanotechnology IBM Nanometer Scale Science and Technology group , 1999 Feynman Prize
Spiros H. Anastasiadis John H. Dillon Medal
George Hadjipanayis
Nikos Hadjichristidis , 2004 PMSE FELLOWS , Vergina Star Copolymers
Mercuri Gregori Kanatzidis , Zero-expansion materials
Anastasios Varvoglis , A Tribute
Gerasimos J. Karabatsos ,(17.5.1932 Chromatada Greece) applications of NMR spectroscopy to organic chemistry (Biography) A Tribute
Andreas Acrivos , Chemical Engineering, Rheology , A report , CV , The Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award
Paul T. Anastas, American of Greek Origin „Father of Green Chemistry (More Info)“
Nicholas A. Peppas, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Info) The Peppas Laboratory
Christos G. Takoudis , Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Microelectronic Materials and Processing, Advanced Materials Research Laboratory
Antony Beris flow processes, transport phenomena and flow-induced phase transitions in systems with a complex internal microstructure,
Sotiris E. Pratsinis Particle Technology Laboratory Patents
Kosmas Prassides Daiwa Adrian Prize Fullerenes and related materials

Engineering Technology

Nicholas Christofilos (16.12.1916 – 24.9.1972) Strong Focusing, Extreme Low Frequency Waves, Artificial Radiation Belts Military Technology.
Athanasios Papoulis (1921 – 25.4.2002)
John Argyris (19.8.1913 – 2.4.2004) Finite Elements, one of the greatest modern Greek scientists
Panos Pardalos , Optimization
Christodoulos Floudas , mathematical modeling and optimization
Dimitris Bertsekas
Christos H. Papadimitriou
Yannis G. Kevrekidis
Dimitri A. Antoniadis , Nantero , Semiconductor Industry award , IEEE Grove Award
Nikos E. Mastorakis Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Systems Theory, Control, Optimization Theory, Algorithms Theory, Signal Processing, Robotics, Computational Intelligence)
Constantine Balanis (Images) Electromagnetics (Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics) (His Website)
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou Civil Engineering, hydrology, geomorphology EGS John Dalton Medal 2002
Dimitris Pavlidis 1990 European Microwave Prize GaAs Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) 6 patents

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos RF integrated circuits, wireless communications

Demetri Psaltis , ICO Prize (International Commision for Optics) Prize 1989 "for his contributions to optical information processing, holography, pattern recognition, neural networks, optical memories and optical devices. " Psaltis Group, holography, application of optical techniques in information systems including memories, imaging, sensors, and communication,
Information Technology

Michael Leonidas Dertouzos (5.11.1936 – 17.10.2001)
Paris Christos Kannelakis (1953 - 1995) (In Memoriam Pdf File)
Nicholas Negroponte
Greg Papadopoulos
Dennis (Dionysis) Tsichritzis
Paul George Spirakis
Mihalis Yannakakis
John N. Tsitsiklis
John Mylopoulos
Vassos Hadzilacos
Dimitris Terzopoulos (29.12.1956), Computer Graphics, „Snakes“
Christos Faloutsos (and other family member: Michalis and Petros )
Constantinos Polychronopoulos
Anastassia Ailamaki
Nikitas A. Alexandridis (honors, patents awards)
Marios C. Papaefthymiou
Nikolaos G. Bourbakis Director of ITRI (Information Technology Research Institute)
Stamatis Vassiliadis (Samos) 24 Publication Awards, 15 Invention Achievement Awards and an Outstanding Innovation Award for Engineering/Scientific Hardware Design in 1989. Six of his patents have been rated with the highest patent ranking in IBM and in 1990 he was awarded the highest number of patents in IBM. While in IBM he was awarded 73 USA patents ranking him as the top all time IBM inventor

Nicolas D. Georganas 2002 Killam Prize for Engineering , many other awards from Canada

George Metakides (1945 Thessaloniki) former Director of ESPRIT, DG III - Industry, European Commission) a central figure in the formulation of Europe's information technology strategy. Nokia Foundation Award 2003 "for the Advancement of Information Technology Research and Development in Europe"

Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Chemical Engineering

George D. Yancopoulos (9/10/1959) Executive Vice President, President of Regeneron Research Laboratories (Info PDF File) (ISI Info)
Thomas (Tom) Maniatis American of Greek Origin, Molecular and Cellular Biology Video from a ceremony in Athens with Maniatis
Fotis S. Kafatos , Molecular genetic studies of the mosquito (anopheles gambiae)
Aristides Patrinos , (Image) , Presidential Rank Award
Theoharis C. Theoharides CV (PDF)
Stylianos Emmanuel Antonarakis (12.11.1951 Athens) Nature Info ISI Info
George P. Georgiou (1925 Cyprus – 2001) Specialist in entomology and a world authority on insecticide resistance, The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization designated his laboratory as a Reference Center for Pesticide Resistance Info (In Memoriam PDF File)
Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos Chemical and Biological Engineering (7 Patents)
Gregory Stephanopoulos Chemical and Biological Engineering MIT Laboratory for Metabolic Engineering and Bioinformatics , Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2001 Marvin Johnson Award of the Biotechnology Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2000 (Husband of Maria Flytzani Stephanopoulos)
Peter K. Kitanidis (2.9.1951) Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology L. G. Straub Award 1979

John Papaconstantinou Developmental Biology


George Nicholas Papanicolaou (13.5.1883 Kymi Euboea/Greece – 19.2.1962 New Jersey) The most famous Greek-American Physician
George Vithoulkas , International Academy of Classical Homeopathy
Dimitrios Trichopoulos , identification of several dietary and other important risk factors in the aetiology of the number of cancers and other diseases. Andrew C. Papanicolaou (8.7.1950 Greece) Greek-American, Functional brain mapping (Magnetoencephalography and Electrophysiology)
Kypros Nicolaides See also
George P. Chrousos
Philip N. Tsichlis See also (
George Stamatoyannopoulos Info
George C. Kassianos
Solon Thanos Neural Regeneration (A German Report)
George P. Canellos Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos pioneering nephrologist Scribner Award, 1998, from the American Society of Nephrology, National Torchbearer Award (Info) (Interview)
George P. Chrousos, (18.7.1951 Patras/Greece) Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch , Lifetime Achievement Award, Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer Medal, British Endo Soc, 2000 Henning Andersen Prize etc etc...

Space Exploration, Space Physics

Stamatios Krimigis ,Experiments on Voyagers 1 and 2 , Other planetary Missions, NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
Konstantinos Dennis Papadopoulos
Joan Vernikos , NASA QUEST
Peter H. Diamandis (Lesvos) Founder, Chairman and CEO ZERO-G, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting the formation of a space-tourism industry The Economics Times 1986 Space Industrialization Fellowship Award, 1988 Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurel, 1993 Space Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award, and Russian 1995 K. E. Tsiolkovsky Award
E. G. Stassinopoulos „Stass“, NASA Space Radiation Physics (more than 40 years) 2000 Radiation Effects Awards (Info)

Economy , Operation Research

Dimitris John Bertsimas AMS genealogy

Lucas Papademos

The next generation

Mathematics and Physics

Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara , cosmology , causal spin networks theory
Maria Spiropulu , Her Official Appreciation Page , In search of extra dimensions , Collider Experiment: Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions
Mihalis Dafermos (student of D. Christodoulou and son of the mathematician Kostas Dafermos) partial differential equations, general relativity, differential geometry
George Siopsis (24.4.1961 Edessa Greece ) More Info
Sofia Lambropoulou Knot theory
Stavros Garoufalidis Topology, mathematical physics, geometry
Effie Kalfagianni Low dimensional topology; knot theory, 3-manifolds

Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Medicine

Efstathios S. Gonos (1963 Athens), Methods to improve Chemotherapy , Discussion in a TV show , (Info from NHRF)
Lena Alexopoulou CV - PDF
Nikos K. Logothetis
Andreas D. Baxevanis Bodossaki Foundation Academic Prize
Athina Zouni
George Mosialos


Nikos Tagmatarchis (1969) EURYI (European Young Investigators) award 2004 for the development of innovative materials with advanced functionality through chemical manipulation of carbon nanotubes. (Info PDF File) and (Cordis)


George V. Eleftheriades Metamaterials and Steacie Fellowship
Panagiotis D. Christofides , Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2004

Information Technology

Christoforos E. Kozyrakis

Seismology, Geology

Gerassimos Papadopoulos , Earthquake prediction, seismotectonics, seismicity, geodynamics, historical seismology and tsunamis


Vassilis Angelopoulos Space Physics James B. Macelwane Medal 2001 in recognition of significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by young scientists

Contributions that have not been recognized


Konstantinos Fostiropoulos Discovery with others of a revolutionary easy method for Carbon 60 production that made possible thousands of publications with fullerenes and related material, but somebody else took the Chemistry Nobel Prize. Even if the discovery was maybe accidental it was not the first such case, see for example the High Temperature superconductors or the Klitzing Effect.

And some „tragical“ events


Stephanos Pnevmatikos (18.6.1957 Piraeus – 27.11.1990) Chaos Theory
Basilis Xanthopoulos (1951 – 27.11.1990) Astrophysics, Relativity


Panagiotis (Panagis) D. Panagiotopoulos (1.1.1950 – 12.8.1998) Mathematics, Optimization, Mechanics

Scientists not conformal according to „Moralists“


Panos Michael Zavos

Supporter of Science

Mike Lazaridis , Report , Forbes Report , The Perimeter Institute (PDF 2.2 MB) , Physics Today

George P. Mitchell from Texas, son of a Greek immigrant, an engineer who started a natural gas company he discovered natural gas fields. He is founder of the Mitchell Energy and the Woodlands Development Corp. He is in the list of the 400 most rich Americans A Conversation with George Mitchell Forbes Info

Private research or non academic, controversial or not classified

The VAN Group ( Panayiotis Varotsos, Kessar Alexopoulos and Konstantine Nomicos) VAN Method to predict Earthquakes (a Method that concerning its effectivity divides the experts in Pro and Contra, but the only method for short term prediction and not only based on statistics) The Group claimed 1996 it predicted 10 of 14 Earthquakes with 3 Earthquakes in inactive regions. The Contra experts say that the transformation of signals in predictions is unclear like the explanation of the production of these signals and R.J.Geller says that not even one Earthquake has been predicted. See: Discussion of The VAN Method of Short-Term Earthquake Prediction by Seiya Uyeda (Japan) and New Scientist , Scientific American VAN Method Lacks Validity , R.J. Geller (PS File)

Elisabet Sahtouris American/Greek evolution biologist, futurist, business consultant, event organizer and UN consultant on indigenous peoples (Gaia Theory) Info


Important Scientists for the development of Science in modern Greece


Themistocles P. Hadjioannou Emeritus Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Member of the Greek Academy of Sciences, Athens, Greece


A. D. Dimarogonas (1938-23.4.2000) Info, Obituaries , Memoriam (PDF)


Elias Mariolopoulos (1900 Athens - ???) (Meteorology, Climatology) (Image) Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation
John N. Xanthakis (1904 – 10.7.1994) Astronomy

Miscellaneous (Inventions, Design, Technology...)


Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis (Info) (November 1905 Smyrna/Izmir Turkey ) Son of a Greek mariner and a German woman from Bavaria. The father of the „Mini“ car European automotive Hall of Fame

Stellios Patsiokas XM Satellite Radio

Ioannis Kanellakopoulos (1964 Athens) 11 patents control and communication, 1998 American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Award

Yannis P. Tsividis Electrical Engineering, Several Patents, pioneering work in areas ranging from fully-integrated analog filters to MOS transistor modeling, with wide industrial impact Theta Microelectronics

Panos T. Pappas, (30.5.1947 Athens) PAP-IMI (His theory of Cancer) (Very Strange theories.. ??)

Vaios Panagiotou (b. Larissa) „The Greek MacGyver“, a even smaller car than the Mini car The 20 kg Suitcase Car

Ioannis V. Yannas Engineering Biomedical Technology 14 patents

George Hatsopoulos , Heinz Award Recipient , Thermo Electron ;The Greek Rubik from N=3 to N > 5

Awards See also

In the News

John Giapintzakis (Crete) Carbon Nanofoam Produced By Greek, Australian and Russian Physicists ,


National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

SPIRES LIST OF Top cited Theoretical Physics Authors
Relativity in Greece Information partially old

Greek Database Community (Information Technology and Science) Information partially old
Greek Statisticians Worldwide
Researchers in Computer Architecture and Compilers
CITESEER database
Frequently cited database publications (DBLP)

See also:

Greek Architects , Anthropology, Archaeology (very preliminary version)

Greek Music Artists from Mantzaros to Frank Zappa, , Greek Literature , Arts (Painting, Sculpture) , Film (Directors, Actors)

Personalities in Economy , Sport

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