Heleni Dara

1973-2008 RCAAM Academy of Athens 
"Heleni Dara"

Researcher Emeritus, Research Centre for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics (R.C.A.A.M) of the Academy of Athens, Greece (since 2009). She was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and graduated from Pierce College in 1966. She received her B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Athens (1971), the M.Sc. in Meteorology from the same University (1973) and her Ph.D. from the University of Ioannina, Greece (1982). She has received two years of training in "Communication and Grouping Process” in the Athenian Institute for Anthropos (1997-2000) and a post graduate degree on the “Mental Health Promotion” (2006-2008) from the University of Athens. She worked as Research Assistant (1973–1992), Senior Researcher (1992-2002), Research Director (2002-2008) and Director of the R.C.A.A.M (2008). Her scientific interests are focused on Solar Physics, in specific small-scale magnetic fields, solar prominences, transition region dynamics and coronal loops. She has been the Representative of Greece to the Joint Organization for Solar Observations (JOSO, 1994-2005), elected member of the European Solar Physics Section (SPS) of the Joint Astrophysics Division (JAD) of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) and the European Physical Society (EPS) (2005-2008) and Member of the Greek working group for ESA (since 2005). She is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the European Astronomical Union (E.A.S.), of the Societe Francaise des Specialistes d’ Astronomie (S.F.S.A.), of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.), of the Hellenic Union of Physicists and of the Hellenic Society on the History of the Science and Technology. She has worked for the public outreach of Astronomy organizing seminars and speeches at the Academy of Athens and has edited four video-tapes for “Astronomy”, accompanied by an introductory booklet (Lambrakis Foundation).
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