Makes Greece proud – New distinction with the first ERC prize
The Greek professor of physics at the University of Birmingham was among the three scientists awarded by the European Research Council.
Another distinction for the Greek professor of physics at the University of Birmingham, Costas Nikolopoulos who continues to make the country proud and to advertise the Greek scientific community. The Greek physicist, born in Athens and raised in Menidi, came to know continuous distinctions for his research work, with the latter concerning the project “Exclusive Higgs” for which he was awarded by the European Research Council (ERC).
The 2020 Research Awards are the new institution of the ERC, which Costas Nikolopoulos and three other scientists “inaugurated”, receiving the relevant honorary distinction that aims to highlight the way in which researchers inspire the public with their work. With him, Anna Davis from Dublin, as well as Eric Van Sebil from Utrecht. This award is related to the participation and awareness of the public in scientific research.
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos is a researcher at CERN and Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham. Born in Athens, he graduated from the public school in Menidi and holds a degree and a doctorate in Particle Physics from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
He then joined the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the United States of America as a postdoctoral fellow and since 2012 has been a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham in England.
Acquaintance and involvement with CERN came through the University. The Greek professor led a team of 100 physicists in the ATLAS experiment, a major scientific collaboration at CERN, which contributed significantly to the discovery of the Higgs boson, or “particle of God”.