Memories from action moments of the Antikythera Mechanism team.
Αναμνήσεις απο στιγμές δράσης της ομάδας έρευνας του Μηχανισμού των Αντικυθήρων.


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Η ομάδα του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης που ερευνά τον Μηχανισμό των Αντικυθήρων εν δράσει

Abstract:

In 2005, a new study began on the Antikythera Mechanism, in which new technologies were used to investigate it. In 2008, after the publication of the first results in the scientific journal Nature, Ioannis Seiradakis, Professor of Astronomy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), a key member of the research team and co-authors of the article presented the results of this research in a lecture at AUTH.

After the lecture, in a discussion I. Seiradakis with the Professor of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. Kyriakos Efstathiou, it emerged that the team of scientists that participated in the research of the Mechanism did not include, up to this point, a Mechanical Engineer or any other Engineer. Considering that the Antikythera Mechanism is a mechanical devise, the involvement of a Mechanical Engineer in the research was discussed. At the same time, on the initiative of Professor I. Seiradakis, the preparation of a doctoral dissertation on the Antikythera Mechanism by Magdalini Anastasiou began. Mrs M. Anastasiou has studied Archaeology, Astronomy and Computational Physics. Professor Seiradakis suggested that the three-member advisory committee of this dissertation had to be interdisciplinary due to the nature of the subject and consist of him as Professor of Astronomy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Efstathiou, and Professor of Archaeology, Ms. Stella Drougou.

It was soon decided to set up an interdisciplinary team to investigate the Mechanism at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which initially included Professor I. Seiradakis, Professor K. Efstathiou, Professor S. Drougou, the Doctoral candidate Magdalini Anastasiou, expanded with the Mechanical Engineers, Alexandros Basiakoulis and Marianna Efstathiou. A short time later the team expanded further to include Manos Roumeliotis, Professor of Informatics at the University of Macedonia and Lefteris Anastasovitis, an IT graduate.

The team members have published numerous articles in international scientific journals and conferences and have given a series of lectures and interviews on the Antikythera Mechanism, such as a presentation of the Mechanism at the European Parliament and at NASA's facilities in the United States.

The team has manufactured and continues to do various functional models of the Mechanism, which are in various museums and organisations such as the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, where the model is exhibited next to the fragments of the Mechanism, the National Observatory of Athens, the Science Centre and Technology Museum “NOESIS” in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Municipality of Kythera island, Greece, the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, USA.

By invitation from various organisations the team has organised several exhibitions on the Antikythera Mechanism in various parts of the world.

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Kyriakos Efstathiou's personal archive
Προσωπικό αρχείο Κυριάκου Ευσταθίου

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Digital Heritage Research Lab
Library of Cyprus University of Technology

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AKM_team_1, AKM_team_2, AKM_team_3, AKM_team_4, AKM_team_5, AKM_team_6, AKM_team_7, AKM_team_8, AKM_team_9, AKM_team_10, AKM_team_11, AKM_team_12, AKM_team_13

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Kyriakos Efstathiou, “The academic team investigating the Antikythera Mechanism in action,” Αψίδα, accessed May 25, 2020, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/47443.