Petros Nicholaos Argyres, PhD

Title: Physicist

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Petros Nicholaos Argyres, PhD (Fellow), Physicist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

Prof. Argyres became involved in his profession during college as he both enjoyed and excelled in physics courses. He was also inspired by his Greek background and combined his studies in his culture with his interests in engineering. Drawing inspiration from such titanic figures as Albert Einstein, his professional growth was fueled by a dedication to hard work and teaching his students in a clear and in an encouraging and inspiring fashion.

Upon continuing his studies, he focused more on physics and came to the conclusion to follow that path. He earned an AB with the highest honors, A Master of Arts, and a PhD and fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating with his PhD, Prof. Argyres began working as a research physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratory in Pittsburgh. After four years in this venture, he joined the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a similar role. In 1965, he became a visiting Associate Professor of Physics, and held both positions with the institution until 1967. That same year, Prof. Argyres joined the faculty at Northeastern University as a Professor of Physics; he remained in this venture until 1999. During that time, Prof. Argyres was the adviser for a number of PhD students who received their doctorate from MIT and one from Harvard University.

In addition to his teaching engagement at Northeastern University, Prof. Argyres served as a visiting professor with the École Normale Supérieure at the University of Paris, France from 1969-1970 and at the Technical University of Greece in Athens from 1982 to 1983. In his career, he has maintained professional affiliation as a Fellow of the American Physical Society; as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and with the Academy of Athens Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He has contributed to numerous publications and articles.

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