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Greek scientists tell their story

Four leading Greek scientists with distinguished careers abroad talk about the brain drain and relate their experiences in the Greek science sector. Fotis Kafatos, general director of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Costas Vergopoulos, professor of political economy at the University of Paris and Panteion University in Athens, Theodoros Skaltsas, president of the philosophy department at Edinburgh University, and Yiannis Kontoyiannis, winner of the Sloane Prize in mathematics and who recently transferred from Brown University in the US to the chair of mathematics at the computer science department at the Athens University of Economics and Business, talk about why they sought careers abroad.