George Grammatikakis is a professor at the Physics Department of the University of Crete since 1982. He was born in Heraklion and studied Physics at the University of Athens. He continued his postgraduate studies at Imperial College, University of London. After his return to Greece he worked at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and later at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. His scientific interests include the structure of matter and cosmology. As a visiting professor in Harvard University he was also interested in history of science. During the last ten years he participates in a big experiment which is taking place in the sea of Pylos in order to detect the neutrino particles, which arrive from the Universe.
George Grammatikakis was twice elected (1990-1996) Dean of the University of Crete and he has also been President of the Ionian University for three years. He has participated in many international expert committees for education and research perspectives in the European Union. He has written four books: Coma Berenices, which became a TV serial (ΕΤ-1), Cosmo-graphemes (out of print), Autobiography of light and Conversations with light, where the author’s narration about the Creation of the Universe and Life is accompanied by compositions and improvisations by Greek musicians. He has been a member of the BOD of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and he is a regular columnist at the newspaper “Eleftherotypia”. He also had the scientific responsibility and presented the TV series On the pathways of science (ET-1). Recently, the Greek Physics Union honored him for his contribution in Education and Science, and their connection with Art.