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Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics


The faculty members of the Section are conducting research in various areas of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Theoretical Mechanics, as well as in topics pertaining to the History and Philosophy of Physics and Astronomy. In the frame of this research, collaborations with well-known research centers, astronomical institutes and universities in Greece and abroad have been established, in both theoretical and observational projects.

Main Areas of Research
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
• Observational Astronomy & Astrophysics
• Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics
• High Energy Astrophysics
• Plasma Astrophysics
• Cosmology - Relativity
• Dynamical Astronomy
• Space Physics
• Theoretical Mechanics
• Applied Optics
• History and Philosophy of Sciences

Specific Fields of Research
• Plasma Astrophysics
• Interacting Binary Stars
• Astronomical Photometry and Spectroscopy
• Image Processing
• High Energy Astrophysics
• Structure and Evolution of Stars – Stellar Atmospheres
• Accretion Disks in Astrophysical Environments
• Dynamics of Celestial Bodies - Hydrodynamics
• Dynamical Astronomy
• Extragalactic Astronomy
• Data Reduction from Earth-based and Space Observatories
• Applied Optics
• Solar Physics
• Classical and Relativistic Mechanics
• Cosmology and Relativity
• Cosmic Radiation – Stellar Winds
• Variable Stars
• Non-Linear Dynamics
• Relativistic Astrophysics – Gravitational Waves
• Space Physics
• History and Philosophy of Astronomy and Applied Sciences