Physics flows in his Gene
Born in Athens on 13th of September in 1948 and he is origin is from Argos. He studied physics at the Athens University and continued his studies at the University of Sussex in England where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1973 in High Energy Physics.
Dimitris Nanopoulos was a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and for several years he has been a staff member. He was a Research Fellow at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and Harvard University, Cambridge, of the USA
In 1989 he was elected Professor in the Department of Physics, at University of Texas A & M, College Station, where since 1992 he has been a Distinguished Professor and since 2002 holder of Mitchell / Heep High Chair in High Energy Physics. He is the director of the Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Advanced Research Center (HARC), in Houston, where he manages the research department of the World Laboratory, located in Lausanne.
His main research work is in the field of particle physics or high energy physics and cosmology, and his research interests include the creation of a unified theory of all forces of nature, the theory of all the supersymmetry, the supergravity, theories superstring and biophysics.
He has authored over 520 original papers, all published in journals with high impact factor, including 10 books. He has more than 26,900 citations and in November 2001 it was found that he had the fourth highest h-index in the world among theoretical physicists, a classification made by Stanford University. This classification appears on computing and the total number of publications of a scientist, taking into account and the references made by others in these publications.
In 1990 he was proposed by the U.S. for the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1996 he was awarded with the Archangel «Order of Merit of the Greek Republic. In 1997 he was elected a member of the Academy of Athens. In 1999 and again in 2005 he won the prize of the Gravity Research Foundation, based in Massachusetts, USA In 2006 he was awarded with the International Prize of the Public Benefit Foundation Alexander S. Onassis.