George Contopoulos#


George Contopoulos
Membership Number:471
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:GREECE
Homepage(s):http://astro.academyofathens.gr/people/gcontop



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 President of the Academy of Athens
  • since 1997 Academician, Academy of Athens
  • since 1996 Emeritus Professor of Astronomy University of Athens
  • 1975 - 1996 Professor of Astronomy University of Athens
  • 1957 - 1975 Professor of Astronomy University of Thessaloniki

Fields of Scholarship
  • General Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Dynamical Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Galactic Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • General Mathematics

Honours and Awards
  • 1982 American Astronomical Society, Brouwer Prize. Foreign Affiliate 1984
  • 1991 University of Chicago, Honorary Doctor's Degree
  • International Astronomical Union. President of Commission 33 (Galaxy) 1967-1970
  • 1989 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1967 Member of the Royal Astronomical Society. Corresponding Member (elected 1971)
  • European Journal "Astronomy and Astrophysics", Chairman 1979-1993
  • 1989 - 2009 Associate Editor of the Journal "Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy"


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