The Department of Physics in Kavala is a new Department, but with a long history. As a result of the transformation of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the former TEI-AMTH with important distinctions and successes such as: its active connection with the International European Center for Particulate Research (CERN) , the funding it has received from Europe, national and private bodies, but also the number of social partners and companies supporting its research. The scientific journal Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review ( www.jestr.org ) with D. Nanopoulos and Om. Professor Ε. Gazi as co-publishers is indicative of the work done. One of the few scientific journals published in Greece and covered by the world-renowned scientific database SCOPUS.
Our Department serves all areas of Natural Science: quantum and astrophysics, nuclear and particle, concentrated matter, as well as its applications in telecommunications, computers, biomedicine, microelectronics and nanotechnology.
Our logo embodies the Maxwell equations for electromagnetism, thus recalling its historical continuity from the science of Engineering to the science of Physics. Let us not forget that Paul Dirac and Richard Feynman (Nobel Prize in Physics 1933 and 1965 respectively) were Electrical Engineers.
Today, the subject of Physics is much broader and extremely more complex. We diligently adhere to the basic pedagogical core of the science we serve, but we also go further. The Complexity and Chaos lab is one of them. The cycle of systems from the simple to the complex and from the complex to chaos and the post-chaos order is the new emerging scientific field on an international scale.
In Kavala our students will find an extremely high level of studies combined with research and a deep commitment to scientific excellence. With a teaching and research staff willing to solve questions and open to discuss new ideas. A difficult and demanding Department, but that will reward their effort to contribute to a leading science like Physics.
Our laboratories have high-tech research equipment, many millions, with the help of which our students acquire and produce knowledge (research-driven education ) . This is, after all, our basic pedagogical choice for all levels of study: undergraduate-postgraduate-doctoral. And it’s consistent with the example Geiger- Marsden- Rutherford’s experiment taught us.
With these thoughts I welcome you all to the new Department of Physics in the beautiful city of Kavala.
“In terms of courses, I am happy with their content and interest. The teachers are interested and listen to us students, and an effort is made to cover our questions and wishes. In general, the school, although it is new, it is worth it, and it shows the will and the effort to improve it. Except for the pandemic, everything is better, but it’s worth our patience to make the department better.”
“The Department of Physics of IHU is the key that will help me make my dreams come true. Our teachers are companions on this journey, which makes the whole experience unforgettable. Now there are multiple paths open in front of me, and my choices are even more.”
“This is a class with teachers with a lot of love for their subject, and it is received well by the students. I never expected to get to higher education and find so much encouragement for participation from the teachers, and such good and friendly cooperation.”