Postgraduate Studies in Physics

Introduction

The postgraduate programme in Physics has been in existence since 1993 and was reorganised in 2014 and aims at the award of a Master degree in Physics (Postgraduate Diploma in Physics).

            Graduate students from Departments of Physics, other Departments of Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science), Polytechnic Universities in Greece as well as holders of equivalent degrees from foreign countries are admissible to the postgraduate programme, as are graduate students of relevant departments of Technological Educational Institutes (TEI) from Greece.

            Candidates will be required to sit through written exams in courses selected by the Steering Committee of Postgraduate Studies. It is in the discretion of the Steering Committee to announce accordingly the courses that candidates from other Departments and Schools will have to sit exams for. Successful candidates will also be required to take examination in a foreign language. Candidates may be admitted without exams after the Committee’s recommendation in the following cases:

·candidates who have already been admitted, after exams, as fellows in Greek Research Institutes.

·holders of a postgraduate degree from a Greek University or an equivalent degree from foreign countries.

·natives or alien candidates who during their application are permanent residents of a foreign country.

The award of a Master degree necessitates the class attendance, the success in the exams of the programme courses and the writing of a dissertation which is defended in public and further assessed.

            All the research expenses of the postgraduate students are covered by the Department of Physics. Postgraduate students may be partially financially supported by scholarships from the Department of Physics or other Institutes or research programs.

 

Courses and Lecturers

1st Semester

( Lecturer )

Course ECTS Weekly hours
Quantum Mechanics (C) K. Tamvakis 10 5

Experimental Physics (C) G. Floudas, I. Deligiannakis,

A. Douvalis, K. Kosmidis, S. Cohen, A. Nindos,

S. Patsourakos

10 5
Statistical Physics (C) I. Deligiannakis 10 5
Total ECTS of 1st Semester 30

2nd Semester

Course ECTS Weekly hours
Classical Electrodynamics (C) I. Florakis 9 5
Elective Course A 7 4
Elective Course B 7 4
Elective Course C 7 4
Total ECTS of 2nd Semester 30

3rd Semester

Course ECTS
Master thesis 30
Total ECTS of 3rd Semester 30

Elective Courses (2nd Semester)

Theoretical Physics Experimental Physics
Mathematical Methods in Physics A. Dedes Mathematical Methods in Physics A. Dedes
Gravity and Cosmology P. Kanti Materials Science A. Douvalis
Plasma Physics G. Throumoulopoulos Nanoscale Physics I. Deligiannakis
Astrophysics Α. Nindos Astrophysics A. Nindos
Computational Methods in Physics Quantum Optics and Lasers D. Sofikitis
Quantum Field Theory K. Tamvakis Quantum Field Theory K. Tamvakis
High Energy Physics C. Foudas High Energy Physics C. Foudas
Condensed Matter Physics G. Evangelakis Condensed Matter Physics G. Evangelakis
Atomic and Molecular Physics K. Kosmidis, S. Cohen Atomic and Molecular Physics K. Kosmidis, S. Cohen
Nuclear Physics N. Patronis, N. Nikolis Nuclear Physics N. Patronis, N. Nikolis
Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data (C++) P. Kokkas, C.Foudas Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data (C++) P. Kokkas, C. Foudas
  Biophysics P. Papadopoulos
  Magnetism M. Tselepi

Learning outcomes (list of PDF files)

The Master Thesis dissertation (30 ECTS credits) starts after the successful attendance of the courses of the programme.