The Greeks who excelled globally in November

The Greeks who excelled globally in November

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 5 of them, who during the month November caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1. John Joannopoulos


A new technique developed by MIT researchers, among them the Greek scientist, reveals the inner details of photonic crystals, synthetic materials whose exotic optical properties are the subject of widespread research. Read more…

2.Katerina Harvati


This year’s state of Baden-Württemberg Prize for Basic Research goes to Professor Katerina Harvati of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment at the University of Tübingen. The €100,000 award is Germany’s richest state research prize. Read more…

3.Nicholas Christakis


Study after study has demonstrated a link between strong social connections and reduced mortality risk. A new study led by the Greek researcher Nicholas Christakis and by the University of Yale and the University of California suggests that it does. Read more…

4. Dimosthenis Sokaras


In a new study, researchers, among them the Greek scientist, have made significant progress in visualizing how plants split water to produce oxygen, thanks to the development of new ways to grow microcrystals of photosystem II — the protein complex that in plants is responsible for producing oxygen from water using sunlight. Read more…

5.Yannis Assael


Scientists at Oxford University, led by the Greek researcher, have developed a machine that can lip-read better than humans. The artificial intelligence system – LipNet – watches video of a person speaking and matches the text to the movement of their mouths with 93% accuracy, the researchers said. 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