Birthplace: Athens, Georgia
Undergraduate Education: Caltech, BS, MS, PhD.
Research Areas: Tsunami runup, computer tomography, vibration, isolation of art objects, earthquake hazards reduction, primate grooming behavior.
Other Languages: German, Greek
Favorite Music: Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Glass, Hatzidakis
Favorite Movies: Liaison Dangereuses, Missing, From the Life of the Raichlenettes, Satyricon, Prospero's Books, Tidal Wave, Brazil, Cazablanca
Favorite Books: Russel's Introduction to Western Philosophy, The Name of the Rose, Zorba the Geek, the French Lieutenant's Woman, the Trial, Antigone, Byzantium, The Persian Boy, Symposium, Fountainhead, Ann Rice's Beauty Series, Rhinocerus, the Handbook of Mathematical Functions.
Favorite Food: feta cheese, black olives, and ouzo
Favorite Vacationing Spots: Maui, Bali, Ban Boran, Vanuatu, Guyamas, Porto Rafti
Curriculum Vitae: CV in PDF format. you will need acrobat reader
Dr. Synolakis' Art: September 11, 2001.