Dimitri Nanopoulos

Dimitri Nanopoulos

Member of the Academy of Athens, Distinguished Professor of High Energy Physics, Texas A&M Univerisity, USA

Professor Dimitri Nanopoulos is a distinguished professor of high-energy physics at Texas A&M Univerisity in the United States. He got his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Athens in 1971. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex in England, where he got his Ph.D. in 1973, in high-energy physics. He has been a research fellow at the Center of European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as a staff member. He has also been a research fellow in Ecole Normale Superieure, in Paris, France and in Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S. In 1989, he was elected professor in the Department of Physics at Texas A&M University, where he is also a distinguished professor of physics and where he holds the Mitchell/Heep Chair in high-energy physics. In 1997, he was appointed a regular member of the Academy of Athens, and in 2015, he was elected its president for one year.

Professor Nanopoulos is also Head of the Astroparticle Physics Group in Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), in Houston, Texas, U.S., where he is in charge of a research department of the World Laboratory, which is based in Switzerland. From 2005 to 2009, he was the chairman of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology. He has served as the national representative of Greece to the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) from 2005 to 2010 and again from 2013 until 2015. He was also the National representative of Greece to the European Space Agency (ESA) from 2005 to 2006.

Dimitri Nanopoulos has made several contributions to particle physics and cosmology. He works in string unified theories, fundamentals of quantum theory, astroparticle physics, and quantum-inspired models of brain function.

He has written over 680 original papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals, with high impact factor, including 15 books. He has over 47.400 citations (h_index=105). In 2006, he received the “Onassis International Prize” and in 2009 the “Enrico Fermi” Prize.