Project Leader -Professor
Theodore Arabatzis is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Diploma in electrical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MA and a PhD in history of science from Princeton University. He has been awarded fellowships from Princeton, MIT and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He has published extensively on the history of modern physical sciences and on historical philosophy of science. His publications include Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities (University of Chicago Press, 2006). In 2017 he was awarded the IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science by the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. In September 2018 he was elected president of the European Society for the History of Science.
Aristotle Tympas, a specialist in the study of technology from the humanities and the social sciences, works as professor at the History and Philosophy of Science Department, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His studies combined engineering (MSc, Aristotelio University, 1989), policy (MSc, Georgia Tech, 1995) and history-sociology (PhD, Georgia Tech, 2001). He has taught courses at his university (at his home department and at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications) He has been a visiting scholar in the US (MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society), Germany (Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion) and Sweden (Swedish Institute for Disability Research). With support from a series of fellowships and grants, he has published on a range of issues and technologies. He is the author of Calculation and Computation in the Pre-electronic Era (Springer, 2017) and Analog Labor, Digital Capital (Angelus Novus, 2018, In Greek)
Associate Professor in History of Science and Technology in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests are in the following research domains: history of technology; science and technology studies; science and technology policy; law, science and technology. His research focuses on the history and sociology of expertise in environmental topics; the history and sociology of environmental politics and policies; history and policies of knowledge management, research and innovation. He worked as researcher in the following universities: University of Leeds, Edinburgh University, Cardiff University. He was Douglas Byrne Μarconi Research Fellow in the University of Oxford (2011), Seeger Visiting Fellow in the Center for the Hellenic Studies, Princeton University (Spring 2019) and Fulbright Fellow at the Science and Innovation Studies Center, Law School, UC Davis (2016). He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in the history of technology, science and technology studies and technology policy. With Graeme Gooday he co-authored the book Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain (MIT Press, 2013). Recently he edited the special issue How History Matters in the Governance of Sociotechnical Transitions (with Peter Pearson), Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions (2019).
Iraklis Katsaloulis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from University of Crete, and an MA and a PhD in History of Science from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at NKUA and he also works as a Researcher at the National Documentation Center of Greece, where he is Coordinator of the Open Science Group. He has taught in the Graduate Program in ‘Science, Technology, Society—Science and Technology Studies’ at NKUA. He has made presentations in conferences and he has published articles in journals and edited collections. He is the author of Earthquake Prediction in Greece: Science, Politics, and Public Sphere (Ropi Publications, 2020, in Greek). His research interests include the history of earthquake prediction, scientific controversies, the history, philosophy and sociology of experimentation, science policy, scientific expertise, the public image of science, and open science.
Link to extended bio: Extended Biographical Note – I. Katsaloulis
Vasiliki Christine Christopoulou is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She studied Applied Mathematics and Physics at the National Technical University of Athens and she holds a M.Sc. in Physics and Technological Applications (NTUA) and an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (NKUA). Her research focuses on the history of physics, particularly on experimental practice in nineteenth-century physics. She has participated in international workshops and she has made presentations in international conferences.
Link to extended bio: Extended Biographical Note – V. Christopoulou
Stylianos Kampouridis is a graduate student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was a 2015 Allington Fellow at the Science History Institute (former Chemical heritage Foundation) in Philadelphia, USA. His research interests include the construction of computational models in quantum chemistry, the implementation of these models by the broader chemical community, and the role of prediction in chemistry.
Grigoris Panoutsopoulos is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. His research has focused on particle physics, the history of CERN, Big Science and the relationship between theory and experiment. He has made presentations in international conferences and he has published articles in international journals and edited collections. He is co-author of Borders, Bodies and Narratives of Crisis in Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).