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Department of Physics

Secretary: Urania Gortzi

Secretary's Office:
Tel.:
+30 26510 97192-3, 97490-1
Fax: +30 26510 97008
Website: http://www.physics.uoi.gr/

General - Aim of the Department

The Department of Physics is active, both in terms of education and research, in all fields of Physics (theoretical, experimental and applied). The aim of the Department is on the one hand to equip its students with the basic and solid knowledge of physics and its computational tools, and on the other hand, to teach them the methodology of physics in solving old and new problems. Additionally, based on the knowledge link between physics and other disciplines, and mainly with technology, the Department of Physics offers its students wider access to contemporary high technology sectors, such as Modern Electronic Technologies, Communications, Photonics, novel Materials, as well as Meteorology and Climatology.

Structure of the Department - Sections

Based on the wider thematic units of the subject areas, the Department of Physics is divided into four Sections. Research laboratories are established in each Section. The Department's Sections and corresponding research laboratories are the following:

Astrogeophysics Section (I)
There are two Research Laboratories in Section I:
i) Astronomy Laboratory
ii) Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory

Theoretical Physics Section (II)
There are two Research Laboratories in Section II:
i) Theoretical Physics Laboratory A
ii) Theoretical Physics Laboratory B

Section of Atomic & Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (III)
There are three Research Laboratories in Section III:
i) Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory
ii) Nuclear Physics Laboratory
iii) High Energy Physics and Applications Laboratory

Solid State Physics & Materials and Surface Physics Section (IV)
There are four Research Laboratories in Section IV:
i) Mossbauer Spectroscopy and Materials Physics Laboratory
ii) Surface Physics Laboratory
iii) Electronic Telecommunications and Applications Laboratory
iv) Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Laboratory

Subject Areas

Astrogeophysics Section (I)
The subject areas-research fields of Section I include Astronomy and Astrophysics on the one hand, and Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, as well as Meteorology and Climatology on the other.

Theoretical Physics Section (II)
The subject areas-research fields of Section II include Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics, Cosmology, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, and Plasma Physics.

Section of Atomic & Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (III)
The subject areas-research fields of Section III include Atomic Molecular and Optical Photonics Physics, Experimental Nuclear Physics and Experimental Elementary Particle Physics.

Solid State Physics & Materials and Surface Physics Section (IV)
The subject areas-research fields of Section IV include Condensed Matter, Materials and Surface Physics, as well as Electronics and Telecommunications.

Members of Academic Staff

Astrogeophysics Section (I)

Konstantinos Alissandrakis, Professor, Solar and Space Physics.
Aristides Bartzokas, Associate Professor, Meteorology and Climatology.
Pavlos Kassomenos, Assistant Professor, Physics of the Atmospheric Environment.
Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou, Lecturer, Meteorology and Climatology.
Philippos Krommydas, Lecturer, Radiogalaxies, Cosmology and Physics Teaching.
Alexandros Nindos, Lecturer, Solar and Space Physics.
Ioannis Pnevmatikos, Lecturer, Meteorology.

Theoretical Physics Section (II)

Nikolaos Batakis, Professor, Unified Cosmological Theories.
Spyridon Evangelou, Professor, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.
Georgios Leondaris, Professor, Elementary Particles.
Evangelos Manesis, Professor, Theoretical High Energy Physics.
Georgios Pantis, Professor, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions, Plasma Physics.
Kyriakos Tamvakis, Professor, Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics.
Konstantinos Vagionakis, Professor, Elementary Particles, Cosmology.
Panagiota Kanti, Associate Professor, Theoretical Physics, Cosmology, Black Holes.
Theoharis Kosmas, Associate Professor, Theoretical Nuclear Physics.
Leandros Perivolaropoulos, Associate Professor, Theoretical Physics, Cosmology.
Ioannis Rizos, Associate Professor, Theoretical High Energy Physics.
Haralambos Kolasis, Assistant Professor, Gravity - General Theory of Relativity.
Georgios Throumoulopoulos, Assistant Professor, Plasma Physics.
Ilias Triantafyllopoulos, Lecturer, Elementary Particles.

Section of Atomic & Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (III)

Constantine Kosmidis, Professor, Molecular Physics.
Athena Pakou, Professor, Nuclear Physics, Radioecology.
Frixos Triantis, Professor, High Energy Physics Applications.
Ioannis Filis, Associate Professor, Molecular Physics, Spectroscopy.
Andreas Lyras, Associate Professor, Theoretical Atomic Physics.
Nikolaos Manthos, Associate Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics.
Pericles Tsekeris, Associate Professor, Atomic and Molecular Physics.
Xenofon Aslanoglou, Assistant Professor, Experimental Nuclear Physics.
Samuel Cohen, Assistant Professor, Experimental Atomic and Molecular Laser Spectroscopy.
Ioannis Evangelou, Assistant Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics.
Aristides Ikiadis, Assistant Professor, Experimental Optoelectronics.
Konstantinos Ioannidis, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Physics.
Panagiotis Kokkas, Assistant Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics.
Nikolaos Nikolis, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Physics, Heavy-Ion Reaction Mechanisms.
Athanasia Ioannidou-Fili, Lecturer, Experimental Molecular Physics.
Ioannis Papadopoulos, Lecturer, Experimental High Energy Physics, Microelectronic Circuits.

Solid State Physics & Materials and Surface Physics Section (IV)

Panagiotis Kostarakis, Professor, Electronics.
Thomas Bakas, Associate Professor, Materials Physics, Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Magnetism.
Georgios Evangelakis, Associate Professor, Physical System Simulation Theory and Techniques.
Georgios Floudas, Associate Professor, Experimental Solid State Physics.
Mattheos Kamaratos, Associate Professor, Condensed Matter and Surface Physics.
Aliki Moukarika, Associate Professor, Mossbauer Spectroscopy - Magnetic and Electric Properties of Materials.
Nikolaos Papanikolaou, Associate Professor, Condensed Matter Physics, Simulation Methods, Electronic Structure.
Evangelos Evangelou, Assistant Professor, Semiconductor Physics.
Stylianos Foulias, Assistant Professor, Surface Physics.
Leonidas Ivrisimtzis, Lecturer, Telecommunications, Mobile Communications.
Dimitrios Katsanos, Lecturer, Condensed Matter Physics.
Irene Theodoridou-Karadima, Lecturer, Condensed Matter Physics, γ-ray Spectroscopy.
Dimitrios Vlachos, Lecturer, Experimental Physics of Solid Surfaces.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Graduates of the Department of Physics can find employment:

  • In contemporary high-tech sectors, such as modern electronic technologies, photonics, new materials, telecommunications, renewable energy, the environment, medical technology, meteorology, etc.
  • As teachers in education and training.
  • As researchers at universities and research institutions.
  • As scientific and research personnel at centres and services in the public and private sectors.

Postgraduate studies

Since its establishment, the Department of Physics has been awarding doctoral degrees in various fields of Physics.
However, the upgrading of university studies, the advancement of research and the contribution of Universities to the development needs of the region have rendered necessary the institutionalisation of organised postgraduate studies.
Today, the Department of Physics runs five Postgraduate Study Programmes:

  • In Physics (i. basic option, ii. Photonics major, iii. Materials Science major),
  • In Meteorology, Climatology and Physics of the Atmospheric Environment,
  • In Modern Electronic Technologies,
  • In New Technologies and Research in the Physics Teaching,
  • In Telecommunications Applications,

which all lead to an MSc degree or a Doctoral Degree (PhD).

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