Professor of Astrophysics at the Department of Physics / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki John Seiradakis and Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Kyriakos Efstathiou presented for the first time to the public the most recent model of the Antikythera Mechanism and the results of their long-lasting research about the ancient “computer”, one of the biggest mysteries the scientific community has been trying to solve for decades. The model was presented in the framework of a special event which took place in the Science Center and Technology Museum NOESIS.
The two scientists, who are members of the team which has been studying the mechanism thoroughly during the last few years, presented the most accurate reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism since the day it has been discovered. The model was developed by an interdisciplinary team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which based the reconstruction on accurate measurements on the CT data of the fragments, which were conducted in the Physics Department. The copy, which was designed under the supervision of the Mechanical Engineering Department, is considered the most accurate one of the Antikythera Mechanism on international level.
The two professors also presented the newest results of their research.