Eleftherios N. Economou
Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Crete,
+30 2810 391560, 2810 391565 (secr.)
Amazon customer “Daniel Ranard” in his review for this book states: “ A wonderfully clear, concept-oriented, and well -structured account of solid state physics, it’s just an intro solid state textbook, but this apparently undiscovered gem deserves a review. Within a week of starting I felt like I’d learned a new way of thinking about systems …” Since this book’s online publication on Sep 14, 2010, there has been a total of 12289 chapter downloads on SpringerLink.
This is the second greatly enlarged edition of “A Short Journey from Quarks to the Universe”. It contains multiple choice questions, solved problems, and unsolved problems. The first edition, was one of the top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBooks. The 2nd edition can serve as a text book in a course where the students will wrap up their knowledge and reasoning in order to derive and understand basic features of the real world.
OTHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
His most important achievement is his role in the creation of FORTH, which in less than twenty years has been established as a prominent European Research Center.
He played a significant role in creating CRETE UNIVERSITY PRESS, the first University Press in Greece.
Wave propagation in complex media, such as photonic and phononic crystals, left-handed materials, localization theory and amorphous semiconductors.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Principal citation number is from "Web of Science")
A complete list and full text of most publications can be found at PPM group's web page.
A list of publications can be also found at the Researcher-ID account http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6374-2010