Yiannis Garyfallos

Department of Philosophy and History of Science NKUA

Yiannis Garyfallos is a PhD Candidate at the Philosophy and History of Science and Technology Graduate Programme, Nationaland Kapodistrian University of Athens and National Technical University of Athens. He holds a M.A. Degree from the aforementioned Programme and a University Diploma from the Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science (MIThE) of the UoA. He was a research grant holder of the Greek State Fellowship Institution for the HPST. His dissertation reflects on the history of electrification in the Greek territory from the late 19th century until the present time, studying -among other things- major controversies between engineers, scientists, state agencies and social actors that promoted certain ways of configuration of the Power Grid.
In this perspective he has studied the ever-recurring plans towards the “nuclearification” of the electric power production, as well as the “hidden” nuclear electricity that was transferred and exchanged between different national power networks.

Relevant Publications

Aristotle Tympas, Stathis Arapostathis, Katerina Vlantoni, Yiannis Garyfallos, “Border-crossing Electrons: Critical Energy Flows to and from Greece”, in The Making of Europe’s Critical Ιnfrastructures: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities, Per Högselius, Anique Hommels, Arne Kaijser and Erik van der Vleuten (eds), Palgrave/Macmillan, UK, 2013, 157-183.
Aristotle Tympas, Katerina Vlantoni and Yiannis Garyfallos, "Placing the national borders at the limits of the electric power network: An engineer's view of the Desaretian Lakes or the Prespa Lakes a la Jules Verne", Topika 13 (forthcoming in 2016, in Greek).