Stamatios Krimigis | Greek-American Scientist
Updated: Dec 5, 2019
Stamatios Krimigis, born in Vrontados village of Chios island, is a Greek-American scientist, expert in space exploration, Head Emeritus of the Space Department Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University Laurel, Maryland, United States and member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, where he has the Chair of Science of Space. He has contributed to many of the US unmanned space exploration programs of the Solar System and beyond. He has contributed to exploration missions to almost every planet of the Solar System. In 1999, the International Astronomical Union named the asteroid 8323 Krimigis (previously 1979 UH) in his honor.