Xenophon Moussas

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1978- University of Athens, Greece, Zografou, Greece 
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Professor Emeritus of Space Physics at the University of Athens (since 1996). He was born in Athens, Greece, on the 6th of March, 1947. He obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens (1971) and his Ph.D. in Cosmic Rays and Space Physics from the same University in 1977. He worked for four years as scientific collaborator at the University of Athens (1971-1974), as a Research Fellow (1974-1975) and as Research Assistant (1975-1977) at the Imperial College, U.K., as Assistant (1978), Chief Assistant (1979), Lecturer (1982) and Assistant Professor of Space Physics (1986) at the Department of Physics of the University of Athens, Greece. He joined for three months each year as visiting Research Fellow the Imperial College (1978-1995), and the University of Mexico as Visiting professor for 3 monthly periods. He has been elected Director of the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics of the University of Athens (2004), Director of the Laboratory of Astrophysics (two periods of two years), Member of the senate of the University of Athens (one year), deputy Chairman of the Department of Physics (two years), head of the Space Physics Group, head of the career’s office of the Department of Physics. He has been awarded with the American Geophysical Union "Excellence in refereeing" in Space Physics, Geophysical Research Letters, 2001. His scientific interests include Space physics (STEREO mission -NASA, Ulysses mission, the heliosphere in 3 D, Cosmic ray modulation and the heliosphere, co-investigator WAVES experiments on-board both spacecraft of the STEREO NASA mission and team member of WIND/waves experiment, NASA), Magnetospheric studies (Mars ionosphere and magnetosphere), Solar physics (ARTEMIS IV Digital Radio Spectrograph, 7 m diameter, at Thermopylae, Greece, a French-Greek collaboration, Non-linear RLC model of the solar cycle), Stellar winds/astrophysical flows, Plasma Physics, Space physics, History of Astronomy. He has been reviewer of the European Science Foundation. He was among the scientists who constructed and operate the Franco-Hellenic solar radio spectrograph ARTEMIS (at Thermopylae), which observes the Sun in radio frequencies ranging from 20 to 650 MHz, receiving 110 spectra every second. His scientific group participates in several experiments on board various spacecrafts (Ulysses, Wind, STEREO I & II). He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the American Geophysical Union, of the Hellenic Physical Society and a founding member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.). He has been member of the Administrative Council of Hel.A.S. and editor of the magazine of this Society (Hipparchos). He has published more than 58 articles in international journals, several chapters or articles in books, several book reviews and a large number of articles in popular science magazines (in Greek). He has great interest to outreach and science popularization. He studies the oldest known astronomical instrument, that has Hipparchos mathematical signature, the Antikythera Mechanism, an analogue computer of the 2nd century BC, with marvellous functions that predicts eclipses and Lunar motions with a good approximation of Keplers 2nd law. He has created many exhibitions and has delivered many public lectures concerning this device in several countries (in Museums, Planetaria, UNESCO and The Library of Alexandria). Main Textbooks: 1) Space Physics, Greek Open University, Patras, 2003, 2) Notes for the students: Space physics (with one co-author), 3) Introduction to Astrophysics (six co-authors), 4) Laboratory Exercises in Astrophysics (10 co- authors), University of Athens.
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Alcibiades J. Apostolakis grad student 1977 University of Athens, Greece (Physics Tree)
 (A study of the cosmic rays and the sttructure of the interplanetary space during the August 1972 event)
Constantin Caroubalos grad student 1977 University of Athens, Greece
 (A study of the cosmic rays and the sttructure of the interplanetary space during the August 1972 event)
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Armatas S, Bouratzis C, Hillaris A, et al. (2019) Detection of spike-like structures near the front of type-II bursts Astronomy & Astrophysics. 624: A76
Bouratzis C, Hillaris A, Alissandrakis CE, et al. (2019) High resolution observations with Artemis–JLS Astronomy & Astrophysics. 625: A58
Abdel-Sattar W, Mawad R, Moussas X. (2018) Study of solar flares’ latitudinal distribution during the solar period 2002–2017: GOES and RHESSI data comparison Advances in Space Research. 62: 2701-2707
Papathanasopoulos P, Preka-Papadema P, Gkotsinas A, et al. (2016) The possible effects of the solar and geomagnetic activity on multiple sclerosis. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 146: 82-9
Bouratzis C, Hillaris A, Alissandrakis CE, et al. (2016) High resolution observations with Artemis-IV and the NRH Astronomy & Astrophysics. 586: A29
Kouloumvakos A, Nindos A, Valtonen E, et al. (2015) Properties of solar energetic particle events inferred from their associated radio emission Astronomy and Astrophysics. 580
Mitsakou E, Moussas X. (2014) Erratum to: Statistical Study of ICMEs and Their Sheaths During Solar Cycle 23 (1996 – 2008) Solar Physics. 289: 4413-4421
Bouratzis C, Hillaris A, Alissandrakis CE, et al. (2014) Fine Structure of Metric Type IV Radio Bursts Observed with the ARTEMIS-IV Radio-Spectrograph: Association with Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections Solar Physics. 290: 219-286
Mitsakou E, Moussas X. (2014) Statistical Study of ICMEs and Their Sheaths During Solar Cycle 23 (1996 – 2008) Solar Physics. 289: 3137-3157
Kouloumvakos A, Patsourakos S, Hillaris A, et al. (2014) CME Expansion as the Driver of Metric Type II Shock Emission as Revealed by Self-consistent Analysis of High-Cadence EUV Images and Radio Spectrograms Solar Physics. 289: 2123-2139
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