Dr. Argyris Nicolaidis

Professor of Theoretical Physics
at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece

Born on April 10 1950 in Thessaloniki, Greece. From 1968 to 1973, undergraduate student at the Physics Department, University of Thessaloniki. On June 1973 he obtained the B.Sc. degree with the note “excellent” (9/10). From 1973 to 1978, graduate studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), in the field of Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles. On September 1978 he obtained the Ph.D. degree with the note “excellent”. During the period 1978-1980, 1982-1983, he worked at College de France (Paris). Since October 1980, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Thessaloniki.

His scientific work is centred on QCD, phenomenology of electroweak interactions, neutrino astrophysics, cosmic rays, extra dimensions of space, strings and black hole dynamics. He received the

  • Empirikion prize for Natural Sciences (1988)
  • Fulbright scholar the year in 1995
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRC) scholarship (McGillUniversity, 1974 - 1978)
  • France - Quebec scholarship (College de France, Paris, Sept. 1978 - March 1980)
  • “Best Scientific Secretary” dinstinction (Erice, Sicily,August 1979)
  • Joliot - Curie scholarship (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, January 1981)
Member of the scientific council of NESTOR (Institute of Deep Sea Research and Technology and Astroparticle Neutrino Physics).

Author also of articles, published in the press, on topics in the interface of Science - Philosophy - Religion. Active participant in discussion panels on interdisciplinary issues. Coordinator of the project “Cosmos in Science and Religion” (Thessaloniki, June 2002-June 2004). Member of the editorial advisory board of the "European Journal of Science and Theology". He gave  numerous talks, as invited speaker, in International Conferences and workshops.

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