Xenofon Mousas

Xenophon Museum is a member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy

Mr. Mousas is the Director of the Astrophysics Laboratory, Associate Professor of Physics, at the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Head of the Physics Space Research team of the University of Athens. He has served as Deputy Chairman, Of Athens University of Physics and Director of the Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Engineering, member of the Senate of the University of Athens. He worked for years as a research fellow, senior research visiting fellow at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine at the University of London, as visiting professor at the University of Mexico at the Paris Observatory (Laboratoire d’etudes spatiales et instrumentation en astrophysique ) and the Max-Planck-Institut fur Sonnensystemforschung (Germany). He participates in space experiments conducted by NASA and the European Space Agency (such as the space mission STEREO and WIND in the WAVES experiments). It studies interplanetary space, cosmic radiation, magnetosphere planets (Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Enceladus), solar phenomena that affect the Earth. He constructed, among others, the “ARTEMIS” (radio telescope with a diameter of 7 meters, a metal construction PYRKAL) that operates in Thermopiles (OTE). The radio spectrum receiver receives daily from sunrise to sunset from 1995, 110 spectra of the Sun at frequencies of 20 to 650 MHz every second every day of the year from sunrise to sunset, continuously since 1995. He has been a very successful participant in the study of the Antikythera Mechanism. She participates in educational and popular programs for adults and students in cooperation with the Association of Greek Natural and European Institutions. He has supervised or supervised 15 PhDs as supervisor. He has supervised many postgraduate dissertations and about 200 dissertations. Most of the graduates were scholars of IKY and other organizations. He has published 85 scientific articles in international journals, book reviews, chapters in books, etc. He is with other authors of the book “Space Physics”, Publications of the “Hellenic Open University”, Patras, 2003. He has an extensive editorial work (Physical World, Educational Greek Encyclopedia of Publishing Athens). It has received distinction from the American Geophysical Union (Boston, 2001). He has received a NASA Award in 2009 for a Ulysses team award for outstanding multidisciplinary team effort that culminated in the highly successful operations and prolific scientific return of the Ulysses mission. He is a judge of European Research Foundation programs. He has exhibited around the world on the Antikythera Mechanism and the History of Ancient Greek Astronomy: New York City (Children’s Museum of Manhattan), UNESCO International Day of Astronomy, Egypt (Library of Alexandria, Greek Schools in Egypt: Averofio, Abbeio School) , Algeria, Italy (Institute of Science and Arts of Venice), Poland (Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium in Austin), Slovakia (Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Sweden (Museum Gustavianum), Germany and many in Greece, The Museum of Crete, Ionian Center, Skiathos, Chios, Alexandroupolis, Kallithea, Rhodes, Kassos, Kranidi, TIF [twice], Zappeion [GGET exhibition, twice], University of Patras (twice), Harokopio University, permanent exhibits The Museum of Science and Technology, University of Patras, has many astronomical activities in collaboration with amateur astronomers in various places in Greece (eg observations of the Sun at the Propylaea of ​​the University of Athens at Panepistimiou, Rhodes, Kassos, Alexandroupolis and elsewhere, Venus ing in Rhodes eclipse in Kastellorizo). He participated in the design of the magnetic shield of the X-ray Space Telescope “ROSAT”. He participates in the development of the Solar Radar (LOIS) and in the design of the European Moon Scientific Base and the future space missions for the planet Saturn, Titan and Enceladus.

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