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Dimitris Nanopoulos

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  • Physics
    University of Athens
  • Ph.D. , High Energy Physics
    University of Sussex
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Dimitri V. Nanopoulos, Texas A&M University
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COLLEGE STATION - Dr. Dimitri Nanopoulos, who holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University and is one of the world's leading researchers in high-energy physics, has been selected by the Italian Physical Society (SIF) as one of two recipients of its 2009 Enrico Fermi Prize in recognition of his pioneering international work in the field of string theory.
Nanopoulos, who ranks as the fourth most cited high-energy physicist of all time with more than 34,500 citations and 580 referred articles to his credit, is praised by the SIF "for the discovery of fundamental phenomenological properties of grand unification and superstring theories.
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"I feel it was quite a surprise, because this is a prize for all of physics, not just my specific field of work," Nanopoulos said. "To be recognized by the SIF, I felt very honored and proud. Something like this helps boost your work and gives you more to look forward to."
Nanopoulos, a member of the Texas A&M faculty since 1989 and holder of the Mitchell-Heep Chair in High-Energy Physics since 2002, also serves as head of the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) astroparticle physics group. He is known as one of the founders of Grand Unification Theory (GUT), which seeks to combine gravitation, electroweak and strong forces in an explanation for everything in the Universe. His years of research in string unified theories has led to advances in similar fields of study, such as cosmology, fundamental quantum theory and quantum-inspired models of brain function.
The Fermi Award marks the latest honor in a lengthy list of accolades for Nanopoulos, who was recognized in 2006 by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation with the Onassis International Prize for his achievements in the natural sciences. In 2005 he was appointed as president of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology and as Greece's national representative to both the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) and the European Space Agency (ESA). In 1997, he became the youngest member elected to the Academy of Athens' Natural and Applied Sciences.
"We are extremely pleased that Professor Nanopoulos and his research have been recognized with the 2009 Enrico Fermi Prize," said Dr. Edward S. Fry, professor and head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Professor Nanopoulos has a history of striking research achievements, and we anticipate these contributions will continue."
This most recent award is particularly gratifying for Nanopoulos, who cites Fermi as a long-time inspiration for his work. He describes the physicist as hero of his who was both experimental and theoretical, unlike most modern-day scientists, who typically are "one or the other."
"This is one of the reasons I have always tried to model my work after his," he explained. "I have tried to go beyond theoretical precepts and test things experimentally. On one hand, we do theorize, but I've always tried to bridge the gap in between."
A fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) since 1988, Nanopoulos joined the SIF in 1992 and has led more than 400 presentations at various international conferences. A native of Athens, Greece, he is a graduate of the University of Athens and earned his doctorate from the University of Sussex in England.
To learn more about Nanopoulos and his research, visit http://faculty.physics.tamu.edu/dimitri/.
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These unbelievable ideas belong to the research team of Dimitris Nanopoulos, professor of physics at the University of Texas and member of the Academy of Athens. According to the Athens News Agency, Mr. Nanopoulos ...
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Dimitris Nanopoulos . Born in Athens in 1948, he completed his degree in Physics in 1971 from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Sussex, England. He has made several contributions to particle physics and cosmology working in string unified theories, fundamentals of quantum theory, astroparticle physics and quantum-inspired models of brain function.
Nanopoulos is fellow of the American Physical Society, fellow and chair of Theoretical Physics of Academy of Athens in Greece and Professor of Physics and holder of the Mitchell/Heep Chair in High Energy Physics at Texas A&M University, which he joined in 1989. He is author of more than 515 refereed articles, with an excess of 27000 citations, placing him as the fourth most cited High Energy Physicist of all time (in 2001).
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Dimitris Nanopoulos
He was born in Athens on September 13, 1948. He studied Physics at the University of Athens and he graduated 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 and for many years he has been a staff member. He has also been a Research Fellow in Ecole Norrmale Superieure, in Paris, France and in Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. In 1989, he was elected professor at the Department of Physics, at Texas A&M University where since 1992 he is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and since 2002 he holds the Mitchell/Heep Chair in High Energy Physics endowed with an amount of $ 1 Million. He is also Head of the Astroparticle Physics Group in Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), in Houston, Texas, USA, where he is in charge of a research department of the World Laboratory, which is based in Switzerland. In 1997 he was appointed regular member of the Academy of Athens.
He 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. e has written over 520 original papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals, with high impact factor, including 10 books. He has over 26,000 citations, placing him as the 4th most cited High Energy Physicist of all time according to the 2001 census. Since 1988 he is fellow of the American Physical Society and since 1992 a member of the Italian Physical Society. In 1996, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of Honour of the Greek State.
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