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Vice President of the Academy of Athens for 2023 Stamatis Krimizis

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He is the principal investigator on several NASA space missions, including Voyagers 1 and 2, and the only one in the world to have built instruments that have traveled to all nine classical planets.

The Academy of Athens, during the Plenary meeting of December 1, 2022, elected academician Stamatios Krimizis, supervisor of the Office of Space Research and Technology of the Academy of Athens and director emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Space Research, as its vice-president for the year 2023.

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The president of the Academy of Athens for the same year will be the academic Michael-Konstantinos Stathopoulos.

Academician Stamatios Krimizis received his PhD in Physics from the University of Iowa in 1965, where he served as a professor, and since 1968 has been working at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, where he became scientific director in 1980, head of the Space Administration in 1991 and honorary director in 2004.

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He is the principal investigator on several NASA space missions, including Voyagers 1 and 2, and the only one in the world to have built instruments that have traveled to all nine classical planets.

He has been honored with dozens of awards from NASA, international scientific organizations, universities, scientific institutions, and even the US Senate (2018).

In 1999 the International Astronomical Union renamed asteroid 1979 UH 8323 Krimigis in his honor. He has published over 640 papers in scientific journals on the sun, heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres and interstellar space.

He has authored two books, “Journey to the Solar System – From Mercury to Pluto in 50 Years” (2017), and “All in a Lifetime – From the Sun to the Galaxy” (2020)”, Papadopoulos Publications, and served as president of the scientific committee (SPC) for the organization of the World Congress of Space Sciences (COSPAR Athens 2022) which met from 16-25 July 2022 for the first time in Greece, with the participation of approximately 2,700 scientists from dozens of countries.

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