The distinguished emeritus professor of Astrophysics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Giannis Seiradakis, passed away in the early hours of the morning.
Giannis Seiradakis was a member of the international research team, which spearheaded the recent investigation and reheating of interest in the Antikythera Mechanism. Since 2007, he has given more than 200 scientific or popular lectures in our country and abroad on the Antikythera Mechanism.
He was born in Chania. He completed his circulars and university studies (degree in Physics) in Athens. He completed his postgraduate studies (MSc. And PhD) in Astronomy at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
He has done research at the Max-Planck-Institüt für Radioastronomie (Bonn), the University of Hamburg and the University of California, San Diego. In 1985 he was elected associate professor at the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and in 1995 he became a professor, a position he held until his retirement on August 31, 2015.
In December 2015, by the decision of the Senate, he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor of AUTh. Among the research interests were studies related to Neutron Stars, Neutral Hydrogen in Galaxy, the Center of our Galaxy, Variable Stars, Sun, Moon and Archaeoastronomy.
He has published alone or in collaboration with three textbooks, other books on astronomy, articles in conferences and a total of over 100 original research papers (mainly) and other papers in international scientific journals or volumes.
He has supervised doctoral dissertations, has organized or participated in many international conferences and has represented our country in international resolutions and major European networks (OPTICON, ILIAS, CRAF, etc.) and has participated as a member or president in many national or international committees. or research programs.
The Association of Alumni of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki expresses its sorrow for the loss of the emeritus professor of Astronomy, Giannis Seiradakis.
“Yannis Seiradakis left today for the stars he loved so much. The stars and his students. But also the people who passionately participated in his speeches. Excellent scientist, modest man, charming speaker, special in every way. It will be missed by all of us and especially by young people. We will always remember him. Have a nice trip Giannis Seiradakis.
And as you told us at the last event of the Association: You will see us from the stars. We will see you too, Giannis. Have a good trip “is emphasized in the announcement of the board of directors of the Alumni Association of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.