The Greeks who excelled globally in August

The Greeks who excelled globally in August

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 August caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1.Iannis Aifantis

A recent study by the research team and associates of the Greek Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology of the Medical School of the University of New York, Iannis Aifantis, has shown beneficial properties of vitamin C that create hope for treating hematologic cancers. Read more…

2.Fyodor Yurchikhin

Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ‘walked’ out of the ISS to launch five small satellites and undergo general maintenance of the station. One of the small satellites – called Tomsk-TPU 120 – is the first to have a fully 3D printed body. The two spacewalkers exited the Pirs Docking Compartment Station at 10:36 a.m. EDT. Among their accomplishments was manual deployment of five nanosatellites from a ladder outside the airlock. Read more…

3.Iosif Lazaridis – George Stamatogiannopoulos

The Minoan Civilization and its counterpart on the Greek Mainland, the Mycenaean Civilization, were Europe’s first literate societies and the cultural ancestors of later Classical Greece. However, the question of the origins of the Minoans and their relationship to the Mycenaeans has long puzzled researchers. A paper published today in Nature suggests that, rather than being recently arrived, advanced outsiders, the Minoans had deep roots in the Aegean. The primary ancestors of both the Minoans and Mycenaeans were populations from Neolithic Western Anatolia and Greece and the two groups were very closely related to each other, and to modern Greeks. Read more…

4.Christos Tsirogiannis

A 2,300-year-old, vividly painted vase that depicts Dionysus, god of the grape harvest, riding in a cart pulled by a satyr, which was for decades proudly displayed in the Greco-Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was seized by the authorities thanks to the forensic archaeologist and Research Assistant in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow, Christos Tsirogiannis. 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