I.P. Zois science page
"ΑΕΙ Ο ΘΕΟΣ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ ΓΕΩΜΕΤΡΕΙ"
(this phrase is arguably attributed to Plato; it is a mnemonic rule for π = 3.14159...)
This is the personal web-page of Dr Ioannis P. Zois
My Mathematics Genealogy: I was a student of (among others), Alain Connes (student of Jacques Dixmier), Simon Donaldson (student of Sir Michael Atiyah-Fields Medal 1966- and Nigel Hitchin-also a student of M.F. Atiyah; M.F. Atiyah was a student of William V. D. Hodge), Stephen Hawking (student of Dennis Sciama who was a student of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac-Nobel Laureate in Physics 1933), Sir Roger Penrose (student of W.V.D Hodge and Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac), Dan Quillen (student of Raoul Bott) and Sheung-Tsun Tsou (student of Jacques Dixmier).
One can see my D.Phil (doctoral) thesis online here (by courtesy of the Bodleian Library, Oxford).
One can have a look at a non-technical description of my most important published scientific articles here (in Greek, original research, physics oriented description). For a mathematically oriented description one can see here.
One can have a look at a recent seminar I gave at the Physics Department of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Contacts: You can contact me via one of the following e-mail addresses:
Here you can find a useful link to perhaps the most reliable world university ranking list of the top 100 (and top 500) universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). You can also have a look at the Guardian's point of view (UK universities only). For research at UK universities you can also have a look at the Research Assessment Exercise.
See the 2010 World University Ranking http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010/results
See a relevant article from the greek press http://www.tanea.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=2&artid=4593216
Here you can find Nobel Laureates by University Affiliation.
Read about the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 awarded to scientists who discoverd giant magnetoresistance in electromagnetism and they contributed to the develpoment of computer hard discs and various other applications (like the ipod etc).
Read about the Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 awarded to the scientists who discovered spontaneous symmetry breaking in subatomic particles and predicted the third generation of quarks. This phenomenon is relevant to the experiments planned on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN for the discovery of the Higgs boson (find more about the Higg's mechanism).
Since 1958, IHES has given to the world 7 Fields Medalists in mathematics (Thom, Grothendieck, Deligne, Connes, Bourgain, Kontsevich, Lafforgue), probably more than any other research institute on earth for the same period. (Some other counts raise this number to 13 including Schwartz, Serre, Lions, Yoccoz, Werner & Villani-one of the 2010 recipients). Some of them are currently at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, USA. Here you can find some information about the Fields Medal (this is the most prestigeous international award on mathematics, awarded every 4 years by the International Mathematical Union to mathematicians not over 40 years of age; it is roughly considered as the analogue of the Nobel Prize in mathematics since there was no mention of mathematics in Alfred Nobel's will).
The Abel Prize 2009 in mathematics has been awarded to Mikhail Gromov of IHES.
A state of matter called spin ice was discovered in Oxford which has many similarities with magnetic monopoles.
The state of entanglement has been created in silicon for the first time in Oxford. The feat could lead to quantum computers made like ordinary computer chips! See http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19998-first-silicon-entanglement-will-aid-quantum-computing.html
Greek-Cypriot Christopher A. Pissarides, Professor of Economics at the LSE shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. You may read one of his articles on the greek financial crisis (in greek) here http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_economy_100048_12/10/2010_418274
The Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 was awarded to Peter W. Higgs (UK) and Francois Englert (Belgium) "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider".