Award to top Greek scientist from TEI of Crete
The Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete decided to present its annual award to the distinguished University of Texas professor, Dimitris Nanopoulos. Professor Nanopoulos will travel to Crete in April to receive his award at a special ceremony.
Dimitris Nanopoulos is considered the world’s top theoretical physicist. He is the author of 13 books and 540 original publications. In 2000 and again in 2005 he received the Einstein Award for his work on gravity and relativity. For the past few years he has been the director of a Texas University international research centre based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
According to TEI President Hara Athanassaki, there have been 29,500 references to Dimitris Nanopoulos’ work by his colleagues. The outstanding quality of his work has ensured that, in 2001 and 2004, he was declared the world’s 4th greatest theoretical physicist of all time.