Dimitris Nanopoulos President of the Academy of Athens
The physicist Dimitris Nanopoulos, the new president of the Academy of Athens
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During the first public session of the Academy of Athens for 2015, on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 13, the installation of the president and vice-president of the institution for the current year took place. The physicist Dimitris Nanopoulos and the writer Thanasis Valtinos are installed in the positions respectively .
The ceremony began with the established report of the work of the Research Centers and Offices of the Academy for the past year by the outgoing president, the lawyer Epamineondas Spiliotopoulos , who presented the famous to the new officials of the institution. This was followed by a speech by the new president Dimitris Nanopoulos on “A new framework-model of the theory of (Sym) everything: Cosmological, no-scale (no-scale) supergravity”.
The new president Dimitris Nanopoulos was elected a full member of the Academy of Athens in 1997 and since the beginning of 2014 he has been acting vice president. He was born in Athens in 1948. He studied Physics at the University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1971. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex in Britain, where in 1973 he was awarded a doctorate in Theoretical Physics of High Energy.
He was a researcher at the Center for European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland and for a number of years was one of the center’s senior research staff. He has also been a researcher at the normcole normale supérieure in Paris and at Harvard University in the USA. In 1989 he was elected Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Texas A&M, College Station, where he has been a Distinguished Professor since 1992, and since 2002 has held the Mitchell-Heep Chair of High Energy Physics. He is also the director of the Center for Particle Physics at the Houston Center for Advanced Research (HARC) in Houston, Texas, USA, where he also heads a research department at the World Laboratory, based in Lausanne.
His main research interests are High Energy Physics and Cosmology. The aim is to create a unified theory of all forces in Nature, the theory of the Universe, which will give a scientific interpretation of the Universe, from how it appeared, how it evolved and how it acquired its current morphology. He has authored more than 645 original works, including 14 books.
He has been a partner of the American Physical Society since 1988 and a member of the Italian Physical Society since 1992. In 1996, he was awarded the Order of the Order of Honor of the Hellenic Republic, while in May 2005, a year dedicated to Einstein, honoring the 100th anniversary of the Theory of Relativity, he won the award of the Research Foundation for the second time (1999). Gravity based in Massachusetts, USA. In October 2006 he was honored with the Onassis International Prize, while in 2009 he won the “Enrico Fermi” International Prize from the Italian Physics Society. From January 2005 to December 2010 and from January 2013 until today he is the National Representative at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Speaking on a special scientific topic, trying to explain it in the simplest way to the non-specialist audience, the new president of the Academy of Athens, in his speech on the night of Tuesday, January 13, concluded: “The theoretical physicist in addition to giving ideas it must also show the way for their experimental verification ” .