Lecture by Dimitri V. Nanopoulos

Dec 5, 2012

The Academician and distinguished Professor of High Energy Physics at Texas A&M University, Dimitri V. Nanopoulos delivers a lecture entitled " Higgs impressive world:the origin of mass"....

Dimitri V. Nanopoulos

Prof. Dimitri V. Nanopoulos was born in Athens. He studied Physics at the University of Athens and he graduated in 1971. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex in England, where he got his Ph.D. in 1973, in High Energy Physics. He has been a Research Fellow at the Center of European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland and for many years he has been a staff member. He has also been a Research Fellow in Ecole Normale Superieure, in Paris, France and in Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. In 1989, he was elected professor at the Department of Physics, at Texas A&M University where since 1992 he is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and since 2002 he holds the Mitchell/Heep Chair in High Energy Physics endowed with an amount of $1,5Million. He is also Head of the Astroparticle Physics Group in Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), in Houston, Texas where he is in charge of a research department of the World Laboratory, which is based in Switzerland. In 1997 he was appointed regular member of the Academy of Athens. From 2005 to 2009 he was the chairman of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology and the National representative of Greece to the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN). He was also the National representative of Greece to the European Space Agency (ESA) from 2005 to 2006. He has made several contributions to particle physics and cosmology. He works in string unified theories, fundamentals of quantum theory, astroparticle physics and quantum-inspired models of brain function. He has written over 630 original papers, including 14 books. He has over 38.500 citations, placing him as the fourth (4th) most cited High Energy Physicist of all time according to the 2001 and 2004 census. Since 1988 he is fellow of the American Physical Society and since 1992 a member of the Italian Physical Society. In 1996, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of Honour of the Greek State and in 2005, celebration year of the 100th anniversary of the Einstein’s Relativity Theory, he received for the 2nd time (first time was in 1999) the 1st place award from the Gravity Research Foundation (Massachusetts, U.S.A.). In 2006 he received the “Onassis International Prize” and in 2009 the “Enrico Fermi” Prize.

The lecture is organised by the Greek Alumni of American Universities in cooperation with the Hellenic American Union.

Information

Organizer Greek Alumni of American Universities, Hellenic American Union
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 05/12/2012
End Date 05/12/2012
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Dimitri V. Nanopoulos
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2012/12/06 - 13:20:44

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