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) Dedes A. 10 5
Experimental Physics (C) Floudas G./Deligiannakis I. 10 5
Statistical Physics (C) Kanti P. 10 5
Total ECTS of 1st Semester 30

2nd Semester

Course ECTS Weekly hours
Classical Electrodynamics (C) 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 Leontaris G. Mathematical Methods in Physics Leontaris G.
Gravity and Cosmology Perivolaropoulos L. Materials Science Douvalis A.
Plasma Physics Throumoulopoulos G. Nanoscale Physics Deligiannakis I.
Astrophysics Nindos A. Astrophysics Nindos A.
Computational Methods in Physics Leontaris G. Quantum Optics and Lasers Kosmidis C./Cohen S.
Quantum Field Theory Tamvakis K. Quantum Field Theory Tamvakis K.
High Energy Physics Foudas C. High Energy Physics Foudas C.
Condensed Matter Physics Evangelakis G. Condensed Matter Physics Evangelakis G.
Atomic and Molecular Physics Kosmidis C./Cohen S. Atomic and Molecular Physics Kosmidis C./Cohen S.
Nuclear Physics Aslanoglou X./Nikolis N. Nuclear Physics Aslanoglou X./Nikolis N.
Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data (C++) Kokkas P./Foudas C. Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data (C++) Kokkas P./Foudas C.
  Biophysics Papadopoulos P.
  Magnetism Tselepi M.

Learning outcomes (list of PDF files)

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