Our Comenius journeys: Italy (Puglia)

As holidays are coming, we would like to share and promote some photos from Italy. Comenius and eTwinning projects are great – they make us friends for ever. We also want to promote the beauty of Puglia – which is the region in the southern part of Italy. Look!

 

Zygmunt Puławski by Oskar Gromek

Paying Puławski

PUŁAWSKI ZYGMUNT was born October 24, 1901 in Lublin, and died March 21, 1931 in Warsaw. He was a Polish pilot and engineer, constructor of the air, the creator of a series of Polish fighters.

In 1920 he graduated from business school. In autumn 1920 he enrolled at Warsaw, where he worked in the Aviation Section of the Students of Mechanical Wheels, constructing gliders. In college he distinguished himself diligence, precision and technical expertise. Developed by the aircraft project in 1924 obtained a prize in the Ministry of Military Affairs. University of Technology and graduated in 1925.

Aircraft
On behalf of the Polish military authorities constructed a fighter PZL P.1.
Lobe of the line engine, which applied the wing at the fuselage and the wings folded in a form that allows for good visibility of the remote location. The second solution was to use scissors chassis in which the shocks were hidden in the hull, which allowed to reduce aerodynamic drag. At the turn of 1930 and 1931 Pulawski designed another line of his fighters: PZL P.8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manolis Andronikos

Manolis Andronikos was a Greek archaeologist. He was born in Proussa on 23 October 1919. Later he moved to Thessaloniki with his family.

He studied at the Philosophical School at the University of Athens. In 1952 he became a professor of classical archaeology in Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki. He completed his studies in Oxford with Sir John D. Beazley. He also served as an archaeologist. He made several excavations in Naoussa, Veria, Kilkis, Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, and Vergina.

                               

He also discovered the grave of Philippos the Second, King of Macedonia.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Aris Poulianos

Aris Poulianos was born in Ikaria on 24 July 1924. He is a Greek anthropologist who has dealt with old anthropological excavations at the cave of Petralona (which was discovered by Philippos Hatzarides on 10 May 1959) at Triglia.

Professor Poulianos believed that the skull of the Archanthropus found in the Petralona cave was 700.000 years old.

He also believed that the Archanthropus is the ancestor of modern European people.

He has also found other findings from the time of homo erectus trigliensis.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Joseph Sifakis

Joseph Sifakis is a Greek computer scientist, who won the 2007 Turing Award along with Edmund Clarke and Allen Emerson for his work on model checking.

He was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1946 and studied Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, and Computer Science at the University of Grenoble under a French scholarship.

The historic verimag building

Professor Sifakis lives in France and works for the Centre National de la Reserche Scientifique at the VERIMAG laboratory near Grenoble, of which he is a founder.

He is also a partner in the Artist2 network.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Leonidas J. Guibas

Leonidas John Guibas is a professor of computer science at Stanford University where he heads the geometric computation group and is a member of the computer graphics and artificial intelligence laboratories.

He was a programme chair for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Symposium on Computation Geometry in 1996.

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He is a Fellow of the ACM and he was awarded the Allen Newell award in 2007 for his pioneering contributions in applying algorithms to a wide range of computer science disciplines.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Happy May day!

Happy 1st of May, everyone on “Eureka!”!

Πάτρα:Η μεγαλύτερη άνθινη σημαία στον κόσμο κατασκευάστηκε στην Οβρυά - Δείτε ΦΩΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΒΙΝΤΕΟ από τις εκδηλώσεις  Χρησιμοποιήθηκαν περισσότερα από 10.000 γαρύφαλλα και πολλές ώρες δουλειάς

In Patra we made the biggest (5m x 3m) Greek flag in the world with 10.000 carnations!

We’re very happy because the 1st of May is a public holiday in Greece and there’s no school. Also summer is coming very very soon!

The students of 2nd Junior High School of Paralia