The Greeks who excelled globally in March
For yet another month Greeks from all over the world, managed to excel, to abolish the borders and make us proud with their achievements. The ellines.com team chose six of them, who during the month March caused international sensation with the work and personality.
1. Stamatios Krimigis – Read more
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2015 was awarded to Stamatios “Tom” M. Krimigis for Lifetime Achievement. Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis, who for 45 years has pioneered the exploration of our solar system and beyond while at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, has received the museum’s highest honor. Established in 1985, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of aerospace science and technology and their history.
2. Mary Katrantzou – Read more
Mary Katrantzou has won this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize. The 31-year-old designer has picked up the sought after award beating off competition from Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Osman and Sophia Webster. The prize – whose previous winners include Christopher Kane, Erdem and Nicholas Kirkwood – offers designers with a mentoring support programme for twelve months as well as a £200,000 grant to help them take their business to the next level.
3. Thessy Kouzoukas and Yiota Karalouka – Read more
Two Greek businesswomen are the third most successful company in Australia and the pair are on number 3 of Australia’s top 50 most successful female entrepreneurs for 2015. Each year, Startup Daily publishes its Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs List that looks at women building amazing companies who are under the age of 40. From humble fashion bloggers to global ecommerce entrepreneurs, Thessy Kouzoukas and Yiota Karalouka are a social media success story. They are the founders of ecommerce store and high-street brand, Sabo Skirt.
4. Evdoxia Kakani – Read more
Researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy may have found the key to uncovering why Anophelesmosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans. A Greek researcher was a part of the team. The paper’s senion author is Flaminia Catteruccia and co-lead authors are Sara Mitchell and Adam South of Harvard Chan School and Evdoxia G. Kakani of University of Perugia and the Harvard Chan School.
5. Lefteris Pitarakis – Read more
Lefteris Pitarakis, an Associated Press photojournalist based in London, has been named AP’s chief photographer for Turkey, based in Istanbul. Since 2005, Pitarakis has been based in London while continuing to travel frequently. He covered three wars in the Gaza Strip, and his work from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon, along with the rest of the AP photo team that covered it, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
* Greek scientists, scholars, politicians, artists, journalists, businessmen, athletes, artists, painters, policemen, photographers, actors, managers constantly emerge through investigative journalism and the invaluable help of ellines.com community members. Each month, we will present the five most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on ellines.com.