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Dr. Efstratios Theodossiou

Associate Professor (retired)


President of the Hellenic Physicists Society

Dr. Efstratios Theodossiou (Father's Name: Theodore) is an astronomer and Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Astronomy and Physical Sciences at the University of Athens (since 2004). He was born in Athens, Greece on the 12th of March, 1949. He got his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece (1972) and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Physics Department of the University of Athens, Greece (1983).
He has worked as Laboratory Assistant, Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Athens. His scientific interests include History and Philosophy of Astronomy and Physical Sciences, Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics, Satellite Spectrophotometry of Be and Variable stars. He has published 82 scientific papers in refereed journals (17 in Astrophysics and 65 in History and Philosophy of Astronomy), 27 papers in the British Sundial Society Bulletin (BSSB) and the Journal of North American Sundial Society (NASS) and 203 papers in Conference Proceedings in Greece and abroad.
In addition, he has exhibited a rich writing work with more than twenty eight books in Physics and Astronomy, titled: On Stars and their myths-An Introduction in Uranography (1991), Measuring the Timeless-time-Time in Astronomy (1994), Astrology, Science or Religion? (1994), The Odyssey of the Calendars vol. I: Looking for the roots of knowledge (1995), The Odyssey of the Calendars vol. II: Astronomy and Tradition (1995), Straman-The tale of the Heavens (1997), The Universe I loved-An Introduction in Astrophysics, vol. I & II. (1998), In the trace of ICHTHYS-Astronomy, History, Philosophy (2000), The Cosmology of the Mind-An Introduction in Cosmology (2003) was awarded by the "Aronis' Prize" of the University of Athens (2013)., The cycle of the Time-Astronomy and Mysterious religions (2004), The future of our Past-Science and New Civilization (2005), The dethronement of the Earth-The dispute between geocentric and heliocentric systems (2007), The Philosophy of Physics-From Cartesius to the Theory of Everything (2008), Fourth Dimension and the "journey" in Time (four writers, 2008). In the paths of the Sun - An Introduction to Solar Physics (2009). Straman-A tale of the Sky (In English, 2009), Universal Inspirations (2010), At the Years of Byzantium-The Byzantine scientists, physicians, physicists and astronomers (2010), Astronomy, History, Μythology - Earthean and Universal, Diavlos Publications, 1st edition, p. 98, by E. Theodossiou, Athens 2011, The Universe I loved. An Introduction in Astrophysics-Academic Edition, 2012, Diavlos Publications, p. 870, Ηοw I understand the World, Diavlos Publications, 1st edition, 2012, The tumult of the Universe. Astronomy - Mythology - Time . Diavlos Publications , Athens 2014, Byzantium and Slavs - The historic process of the Balkan countries from the cathode of Serbian tribes to the fall of Constantinople. Diavlos Publications, Athens, December 2015. His book "The Cosmology of the Mind - An introduction in Cosmology" (2003) was awarded by the "Aronis' Prize" of the University of Athens (23 December, 2004). Also, his book "At the Years of Byzantium-The Byzantine scientists, physicians, physicists and astronomers" (2010) was awarded by the "Koskorozis' Prize" of the University of Athens (2013). For his total writing work he has been awarded by the Greek Writers' Association
In addition, he has written six Teaching University books and notebooks and more than 340 scientific articles in newspapers and magazines. During all these years he has given more than four hundred lectures in Greek and foreign Universities, Institutes, Public and Private Schools, Scientific Associations, and other institutions
For five years, in association with the Assistant Professor E. Danezis, he has been creator, presenter and scientific supervisor of the scientific television series "The Universe I Loved", which already counts 110 episodes. He has been awarded the "Hellenic-American University prize" in the 1st International Science Film Festival, for this television series.
He has been awarded by the Hellenic Union of Physicists and by the Cyprian Union of Physicists for all of his scientific and educational activities. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU, Commission No. 41), the European Astronomical Union (E.A.S.), the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S, founding member, now ex-member), the Hellenic Union of Physicists, the Hellenic Union of Mathematics, the Foundation of "Preserving Language Heritage" and the Foundation of "Historical Studies of Ancient Greek Mathematics". He has been elected to the governing board of Hel.A.S.; he served as Treasurer (from 2002 to 2006). He was elected to the governing board of the Hellenic Physicists Society (2008-2011) and then President since 2011. He is married to Ekaterini Yfantis/Theodossiou and they have two daughters, Debbie and Vivian. Ηe retired in 2013 (December 28), at the age of 65, after 38 years of service. Member of the Emeritus professor's Union of the University of Athens (September 2017).
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