CULTURE

The commemorative photo from the Bodossaki Foundation’s science awards

The 2003 science awards of the Bodossaki Foundation, the seventh in a row, have already been covered in this column, as have the names of the young scientists who were picked for the honor. Now is the time to publish the commemorative photo from the formal awards ceremony which took place in Athens University’s large ceremonial hall on June 18. The prizes were conferred by Giorgos Babiniotis, rector of Athens University and professor of linguistics, in the presence of: President Costis Stephanopoulos; the chairman of the board of the Bodossaki Foundation, Stamatis Mantzavinos; Health Minister Costas Stefanis; National Bank Chairman Theodoros Karatzas; the chairman of Alpha Bank, Yiannis Costopoulos; Emporiki Bank Chairman Yiannis Stournaras; the head of the Academy of Athens, Grigoris Skalkeas; the president of the Goulandris Natural History Museum, Niki Goulandri, and others. With serious faces, sensible of the honor done to their ongoing scientific work, which reflects well on the name of Greece abroad, the men and women faced the camera. A sum of 20,500 accompanying each prize was given, on the gentlemen’s side, to Georgios K. Mosialos, researcher at the Alexander Fleming Research Center, and to Theofanis N. Kitsopoulos, associate professor at the University of Crete’s Chemistry Department. On the ladies’ side, prizes were conferred on Vasso K. Apostolopoulou, associate professor at Victoria University, Australia, Constantina S. Nikita, assistant professor at the Athens National Technical University and Penelope D. Kougianou-Goldberg, professor of economics at Yale University. In the photograph, flanking President Costis Stephanopoulos, are, from left to right, Mosialos, Mantzavinos, Nikita, Kitsopoulos, Apostolopoulou and Kougianou-Goldberg with Babiniotis – who had been triumphantly elected for his second term as rector of the University of Athens.