The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce that the Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship recipients for 2017 are Eleana Makri of Wesleyan University, Georgios Stamokostas of the University of Texas at Austin and Ioannis Tsiares of McGill University in Canada.
All students are Greek nationals. Each student will receive an award of $5,000 to support doctoral research in theoretical physics for the 2017-2018 academic year. Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis would like to congratulate Eleana, Georgios and Ioannis on their exceptional academic achievements in the field of theoretical physics.
About Ioannis Tsiares
Ioannis is a second year theoretical physics PhD student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research area is the physics of quantum AdS black holes.
About Georgios Stamokostas
Georgios is a theoretical physics PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. His research area is quantum theory of solids and in particular the problem of decoherence in quantum computers.
About Eleana Makri
Eleana is entering her final year studying theoretical physics and concentrating on quantum mechanics at Wesleyan. Her research area is electromagnetic wave propagation in artificial materials.
About Mavroyannis Scholarship
The Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship is open to graduate students who are either Greek or of Greek heritage and are enrolled in a PhD program in either theoretical physics or physical chemistry in the faculty of science at a North American university. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded on an annual basis in the fall semester.
The purpose of the Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship is to recognize the importance of education. Specifically, it aims to reward and encourage educational achievement and support Greeks’ contributions to the global scientific community.
The scholarship honors the life and accomplishments of Dr. Constantine Mavroyannis, a career physicist with the National Research Council of Canada, and his wife Patricia.