The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce that the Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship recipients for 2018 are Marios Galanis of Stanford University, Georgios Gounaris of the University of Pennsylvania, Elias Kokkas of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Panagiotis Stavropoulos of the University of Toronto and Houri Christina Tarazi of Harvard University.
All students are of Greek heritage. Each student will receive an award of $5,000 to support doctoral research in physics for the 2018-2019 academic year. Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis would like to congratulate Marios, Georgios, Elias, Panagiotis and Houri on their exceptional academic achievements in the field of theoretical physics.
About Marios Galanis
Marios is in his second year studying theoretical physics at Stanford University. His research area is astrophysical black holes and probing ultralight scalar dark matter.
About Georgios Gounaris
Georgios is in his second year studying theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research area is topological superconductivity and non abelian particle statistics.
About Elias Kokkas
Elias is a third year theoretical physics PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research area is the quantum effects on black holes using the RST model.
About Panagiotis Stavropoulos
Panagiotis is a fourth year theoretical physics PhD student at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research area is condensed matter physics and in particular Quantum Spin Liquid (QSL).
About Houri Christina Tarazi
Houri is a third year theoretical physics PhD student at Harvard University. Her research areas are classifying all superconformal field theories (SCFRTs) and F-theory on Calabi-Yau manifolds without a section and their consequences on 5-dimensional black holes.
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.
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