We would like to welcome you to the web pages of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete, located in the suburbs of the city of Heraklion in the island of Crete. Our department was founded in 1978 and is the youngest of similar departments in Greece. We are known internationally for high quality research in all areas of modern physics, as well as for the high level of education and career opportunities offered to our students. Over the years we have developed a broad curriculum of undergraduate physics courses and a competitive graduate program leading to Masters and Ph.D. degrees.

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News of the Department

The Department of Physics congratulates its recent Doctoral graduates Ioannis (Yannis) Liodakis and Georgia-Virginia (Gina) Panopoulou, who share this year’s Young Researcher Award of the University of Crete.

Dr. Liodakis is honoured for his research contribution in the field of Blazar Astrophysics. As part of his doctoral research, conducted under the supervision of Prof. V. Pavlidou and completed in 3 years, Yannis authored 16 papers, 8 of which as a first author. The Hellenic Astronomical Society awarded him its Best Thesis Award for 2015-2017. Yannis will continue his career as an Institute Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University, USA.

Dr. Panopoulou is honoured for her research contribution in the field of Interstellar Medium Astrophysics. As part of her doctoral research, conducted under the supervision of Prof. K. Tassis and completed in 3 years, Gina authored 14 papers, 4 of which as a first author. She was one of the 6 excellent young researchers that represented Greece at the 65th Linadu Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2015. She continues her research career as a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the United States.

University of Crete - Department of Physics - P.O Box 2208 - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
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