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Department of Physics


The Department of Physics consists of five (5) Sections, within which the teaching and research activities of the Department are organized:



The Sections also include institutionalized specialized educational and research Laboratories, in which undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department are trained. These Laboratories are the following:

  • Laboratory of Solid State Physics (Section Α’)
  • Director: Assistant Professor A. Papathanassiou 
  • Laboratory of Nuclear and Particle Physics (Section Β’)
  • Director: Professor D. Fassouliotis 
  • Laboratory of Astronomy (Section Γ’)
  • Director: Professor T. Apostolatos
  • Laboratory of Astrophysics (Section Γ’)
  • Director: Professor N. Vlahakis
  • Laboratory of Environmental Physics – Meteorology (Section Δ’)
  • Director: Professor C. Cartalis
  • Laboratory of Electronic Physics (Section Ε’)
  • Director: Professor G. Tombras

In addition to the above specialized Laboratories operated by the Sections, three Laboratories with a department-wide scope are operated directly by the Department:


University Research Institutes

The following University Research Institutes are associated with the Department:

  • Solid Earth Physics Institute: It was jointly established by the NKUA (Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Physics Section) and by the University of Ioannina (Department of Physics, Solid State Physics Section).
  • Director: Professor N. Sarlis 
  • Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications: co-founded by NKUA and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the institute belongs to three NKUA Departments (Department of Physics, School of Medicine and Department of Informatics and Telecommunications), and to three NTUA Schools (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and School of Chemical Engineering).
  • Director: Professor P. Sphicas