Georgios Grammatikakis is an MEP, physicist, author and dean emeritus of the University of Crete in Greece. He was born in 1939 in the city of Heraklion in Crete. He studied Physics at the University of Athens and followed a master program of studies at the Imperial University of London where he started his research career by publishing many scientific papers. In 1973, he obtained his PhD after having conducted research in many European Universities. He has worked as a researcher at the Nuclear Research Center “Dimokritos” in Greece and the European organization for Nuclear research (CERN) in Switzerland. Mr. Grammatikakis started his teaching career in 1978 when he contributed with his work to the founding of the University of Crete in Greece as a member of the Steering Board of the University. He has been President of the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Crete and since 2011 he is Vice President of the National Opera of Greece. He has written many scientific books and for many years he regularly wrote articles on two prominent Greek newspapers. In the 2014 European Parliament election, he was elected one of two MEPs on the list of the newly founded political party The River. He is a member of the parliamentary group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and a member of the Committee on Culture and Education and the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee as well as a substitute member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.