Dr. Georgios Balasis graduated from the Physics Department of University of Athens, Greece, in 1995 and received an M.Sc. by Res. in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh, U.K., in 1997, an M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the same University in 2001. He spent four years at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam in Germany as a research associate. He returned to Greece in 2006 as a Researcher of the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). His research interests lie mainly in space sciences (Sun-Earth connection, dynamics of the magnetosphere), space applications (geomagnetic field, Earth Observation) and complex systems. He has published more than 30 refereed papers. One of his papers was highlighted as Science magazine Editor's Choice in the field of Astrophysics (2007) and 3 other papers were highlighted as American Geophysical Union Editor's Choice - Space Weather (2006, 2008 and 2011). He has been the convener of "Open session on Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism" in European Geosciences Union General Assembly from 2009 to 2011. Finally, he is the National Greek Delegate to the Programme Board of European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2011