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  1. "Dr. Elias Koulouridis joins IAASARS as an Associate Researcher"

    We are pleased to welcome Dr. Elias Koulouridis as an Associate Researcher of IAASARS starting in May 2019. Dr. Koulouridis obtained his PhD in 2009 from the University of Patras, in collaboration with the National Observatory of Athens. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a fellow at NOA until 2015. From 2015-2019 he worked as a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Dpartement d'Astrophysique of CEA / Saclay in France.

    | 04/09/2019 |
  2. "Inaba prize awarded to IAASARS postdoctoral researcher Alexandra Tsekeri"

    Dr. Alexandra Tsekeri was awarded the Inaba Prize by the International Coordination Group for Laser Atmospheric Studies during the 29th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC), which took place in China at the end of June 2019. This prize is awarded during each ILRC to an individual under the age of 40 who is judged to have presented the best paper at the ILRC. The paper of Dr. Tsekeri was titled "Polarization lidar for detecting dust orientation and presents a proposal by NOA to develop an original polarization lidar for surveying the atmosphere, in collaboration with the greek company Raymetrics.

    | 12/07/2019 |
  3. "Hubble Catalog of Variables to be released in September"

    In a few months, the results of four years of intense effort by astronomers from the National Observatory of Athens, sponsored by ESA and led by Alceste Bonanos, will be unveiled. The Hubble Catalog of Variables (HCV) is the first full, homogeneous, catalogue of variable sources found in the Hubble Source Catalog (HSC), which is built out of publicly available images obtained with the WFPC2, ACS and WFC3 instruments. Hubble has been observing the sky for over 29 years and has visited some regions of the sky several times over its lifetime. This offers the opportunity to search for variable objects over a range of magnitudes that is difficult to reach with ground-based telescopes.

    | 15/05/2019 |
  4. "Honorable mention for the Director of IAASARS"

    The Director of IAASARS Spyros Basilakos has gained for the fourth time, an honorable mention in the international essay contest 2019 of the Gravity Research Foundation. Dr. Basilakos has been awarded an honorable mention in four occasions, in the years 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019. His essay Do we come from a Quantum Anomaly? was written with collaborators Joan Sola (Un. of Barcelona) and Nick Mavromatos (Kings College of London). The awarded essays will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD). This essay contest is the most important of the gravity and cosmology field, which counts with the participation of relevant researchers from several worldwide institutions and universities, including awarded Nobel prizes. The Gravity Research Foundation was founded by Roger W. Babson (1875- 1967) and the first awards for the best essays submitted on Gravity were made on December 1st, 1949. Click here to read the 2019 Essay in pdf format.

    | 14/05/2019 |
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