The Greeks who excelled globally in December

The Greeks who excelled globally in December

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 December caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1.Asimina Arvanitaki


Asimina Arvanitaki, who holds the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Aristarchus Chair at Perimeter, has won the prestigious New Horizons in Physics Prize for 2017, making her the fifth Perimeter Institute Faculty member to earn the award since its inception in 2013. Arvanitaki was recognized for her pioneering work that bridges theory and experiment to forge novel ways of exploring particle physics. The award ceremony was held at NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California. Read more…

2.Irene Georgakoudi – Dimitra Pouli


A noninvasive microscopy technique that exploits NADH fluorescence enables researchers to observe how mitochondria alter their shape and arrangement in human tissue. This new technique was discovered by 2 Greek researchers. Read more…

3.Giorgos Leloudas

Last year, astronomers recorded the brightest supernova explosion ever seen. Follow up observations by a team of researchers led by a Greek scientist, now suggest this cataclysmic event wasn’t a supernova at all, but rather, an extremely rare celestial phenomenon involving a supermassive black hole and a rather unfortunate star. Read more…

4.Dennis Assanis

Dennis Assanis is the 28th President of the University of Delaware. Dr. Assanis is a distinguished educator with a wide range of academic leadership experience and a worldwide reputation as a scholar and expert in both fundamental and applied studies of internal combustion engines and energy systems. 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 5 of the most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on