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Ioannis Kourakis

(Yannis)

Miscellaneous texts: wide audience, outreach, texts of potential interest

1. Press Reviews & Communiqués / Publicity:

(in inverse chronological order)

  • 2013/PRESS3.
    Research Media Innovation article (Special Issue on Complexity Science): Riding the Soliton `Wave' (July 2013).
  • 2013/PRESS2.
    loP LabTalk article (online, 2013): Life off the Maxwellian border: nonthermal effects on plasma waves.
  • 2013/PRESS1.
    loP LabTalk article (online, 2013): Monster waves in a laser beam: myth or reality?
  • 2006/PRESS1.
    APS Physical Review Focus Story: Waves of Destruction
  • 2006/PRESS15.
    PhysOrg Sci. Site: New theory (and old equations) may explain causes of ship-sinking freak waves
  • 2006/PRESS14.
    Springer, Geowissenschaften (in German): Wie entsteht eine "Monsterwelle"
  • 2006/PRESS13.
    Rheinische Post (German daily): Ansage für Monsterwellen
  • 2006/PRESS12.
    pro-physik.de (in German): Wie die "Monsterwelle" entsteht: RUB-Physiker entwickeln neue Theorie zum Verhalten des Wassers
  • 2006/PRESS11.
    BBV-Net (in German): Neue Theorie zum Verhalten des Wassers auf hoher See - Wie die "Monsterwelle" entsteht
  • 2006/PRESS10.
    Informationdienst Wissenschaft (in German): Neue Theorie zum Verhalten des Wassers auf hoher See - Wie "Monsterwellen" entstehen
  • 2006/PRESS9.
    Original Press Release (in German), Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Nr. 300, 12 September 2006: Wie die "Monsterwelle" entsteht RUB-Physiker analysieren und simulieren die "Freak Wave" Neue Theorie zum Verhalten des Wassers auf hoher See
  • 2006/PRESS8.
    SvobodaNews.ru (in Russian): Giant oceanic waves obey the Schrödinger equation
  • 2006/PRESS2.
    SvD - Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish daily): Monstervågor bakom gåtfulla olyckor
  • 2006/PRESS3.
    Original Press Release (Umeå Universitet, Sweden): Small waves can produce monster waves
  • 2006/PRESS4.
    VR (Swedish Research Council) Communiqué: Small waves can produce monster waves
  • 2006/PRESS5.
    ExpertSvar Communiqué; in Swedish: Små vågsvall ger oväntade monstervågor
  • 2006/PRESS6.
    forskning.se (Swedish Uni. Network) article: Små vågsvall ger oväntade monstervågor
  • 2006/PRESS7.
    SoftPedia Article
  • (2004/BBC).
    A relevant (to the above 2006 links) BBC story can be found here
  • 2005/PRESS1.
    Article excerpt of the Cretan (Hania) local newspaper Haniotika Nea (17 Aug. 2005 issue), on the NEXT - Sigma Phi 2005 Conference (held in Kolymbari-Hania, Crete, in 2005), by I. Liviakis (in greek)

2. Book Reviews (by IK):

(in inverse chronological order)

  • 2007/REV1.
    Review of the book Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications, by Thomas Schneider (Springer, Berlin, 2004)
    to appear in the Bulletin of the Belgian Physical Society (2007).
  • 2004/REV1.
    Review of the book The Frenkel-Kontorova Model. Concepts, Methods and Applications, by O. M. Braun and Y. S. Kivshar (Springer, Berlin, 2004)
    published in the Bulletin of the Belgian Physical Society (2005).
  • 2000/REV1.
    Review of the book The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, by Catherine Sulem and Pierre-Louis Sulem (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1999)
    published in the Bulletin of the Belgian Physical Society (2000).