International Conference on the

Dynamics of Celestial Bodies

June 23 – 26,  2008,  Litohoro – Olympus, Thessaloniki, Greece

In honor of Prof. John D. Hadjidemetriou




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J.D. Hadjidemetriou


John D. Hadjidemetriou was born in Thessaloniki in 1937. He got his B.Sc. in Mathematics in Thessaloniki in 1959, his Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Manchester in 1965 and elected a full professor in the chair of  Mechanics of the Physics Department of the University of Thessaloniki  in 1970.   

    He has published more than 100 papers in International scientific Journals and Proceeding volumes, mostly on the dynamics of the Three Body Problem and the stability of Planetary and Satellite motion. He was coordinator and scientific responsible in research projects of European Union. In the years 1979-1991 he was elected member of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the Commission of Celestial Mechanics of the International Astronomical Union. He was elected president of the above Commission for the period 2000-2003 and he is a founding member of the European and Greek Astronomical Societies. Also, he is a member of the Celestial Mechanics Institute and Associate Editor of the scientific journal “Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy”.

    Prof. Hadjidemetriou has given many lectures as invited speaker in Scientific Meetings and Advanced Study Institutes. He has written a two-volume textbook on Theoretical mechanics and one textbook on Continuous Mechanics for the Greek students. After he retired, he was granted emeritus status in 2004 by the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.