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Physicist Demetris Nanopoulos honoured June 10, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Science.

Thessaloniki’s Mayor Vasilis Papageorgopoulos honored academician and physics professor Dimitris Nanopoulos with a gold olive branch, at a special ceremony held at the Thessaloniki City Hall on Thursday.

Papageorgopoulos, addressing professor Nanopoulos, said that the eminent physicist enabled Greece to pride itself that one of its children had conquered the highest summits of knowledge, which he continued to broaden, and expressed the belief that the country will repay him for everything he has done.

Professor Nanopoulos stated characteristically that these are times of epochal importance in terms of acquisition of knowledge and scientific discoveries.

The distinguished professor at Texas A&M University is the author of over 540 referred articles, 13 books and over 30,000 citations. He is the chairman of the National Council for Research and Technology, National representative to CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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