The Greeks who excelled globally in October

The Greeks who excelled globally in October

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 team chose 8 of them, who during the month October caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1. Kleomenis Tsiganis


Dr. Kleomenis Tsiganis, a Greek researcher and associate professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), has been awarded the sixth Paolo Farinella Prize in 2016 for his studies of the applications of celestial mechanics to the dynamics of planetary systems, including the development of the ‘Nice model’ of the evolution of the early solar system. Read more…

2.Eleftherios Goulielmakis


By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics led by a Greek researcher generated and measured the fastest electric current inside a solid material. The electrons executed eight million billion oscillations per second, setting a record of human control of electrons inside solids. Read more…

3.George D. Yancopoulos


Τhe results of two large clinical trials of a new drug offers hope to people with an uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe form of the disease, atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema. Behind the new drug is the Greek scientist, George D. Yancopoulos.

4.Mercouri KanatzidisGregory Stephanopoulos


The Eric and Sheila Samson Prize, totaling one million US dollars, is the world’s largest monetary prize awarded in the field of alternative fuels and is awarded yearly to scientists who have made critical advancements towards achieving this goal. This year, the prize goes to 2 Greek scientists. Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratories, USA and Professor Gregory Stephanopoulos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, who share the Prize equally. Read more…

5.Nicholas Mazarakis -Lucia Katsouri – Ioanna Eleftheriadou


Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe. The researchers, led by Professor Nicholas Mazarakis and Dr Magdalena Sastre from the School of Medicine, Imperial College London, published the research in the journal of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 2 more Greek researchers participated in the team, Lucia Katsouri and Ioanna Eleftheriadou. Read more…

* Greek scientists, scholars, politicians, artists, journalists, businessmen, athletes, artists, painters, policemen, photographers, actors, managers  constantly emerge through investigative journalism and the invaluable help of community members. Each month, we will present the most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on