Tsimpidas Dimitrios   Public Outreach Officer    Telephone: 2103490107 Office: Thissio e-mail: dtsimpidas@noa.gr   Professional Experience 

Obtained his BSc degree in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He also holds a MSc degree in Astronomy and Space Physics, awarded by the University of Uppsala in Sweden. His MSc thesis was focused on the behavior of the Saturnian Magnetosphere under different Solar Wind conditions. He has also studied drama at the Piraeus drama school.

    Interests and Responsibilities 

His main research interests are the physics of the planetary magnetospheres and the origin of the planetary systems. Actively enrolled into various aspects of science communication, public engagement and outreach activities. In 2012 he was awarded the first prize in the FameLab Science Communication competition and represented Greece at the International Final at Cheltenham International Science Festival. As of 2014 he has been supporting the public outreach and science communication program of the Visitor Centers of the National Observatory of Athens, regularly operating the Doridis historical telescope located on the hill of Pnyx.

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