|Emeritus Professor of Geophysics|
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B.C. Papazachos was born in 1930 in Smokovo of Karditsa (central Greece). He was awarded the B.A. in Physics (Athens University), M.Sc. in Geophysics (Saint Louis University, U.S.A.) and Ph.D. in Seismology (Athens University, 1961).
He has been a Research Assistant in Seismology at the Seismological Laboratory of the University of Athens (1955-1956) and at the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens (1956-1961), invited lecturer in Geophysics at the Saint Louis University (1961-1964), lecturer in Seismology at the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens (1964-1977) and elected Professor of Geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki (1977-1998).
He has been Director of the Laboratory of Geophysics of the University of Thessaloniki (1977-1998) and of its Department of Geophysics (1982-1998), President of the School of Geology of the University of Thessaloniki (1982-1985) and President of the Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (1983-2002).
He has been honoured by several organizations for his scientific and social contribution. In 2002, he received the medal of Taxiarchi of Finikas by the President of the Hellenic Republic, in recognition of his sustained exceptional contribution to advancing science.