NCSR DEMOKRITOS
Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics
Patriarxou Grigoriou & Neapoleos
P.O: 60037
15310 Aghia Paraskevi
GREECE
tel: +30 2106503512
fax: +30 2106503529
email: info AT inp.demokritos.gr


The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics participates in the graduate education for the acquisition of a Master and Ph.D. degrees in the fields of Nuclear and Particle Physics, in collaboration with Universities in Greece and abroad. The graduate students are being supervised by Research Scientists of INP.

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics offers graduate courses for a Master Degree in collaboration with the Institute of Material Sciences and  ”ΣΕΜΦΕ” School of Applied Mathematical
and Physical Sciences, National Techical University of Athens. The courses are a prerequisite to continue for a Ph.D. degree in the above scientific fields.

The research scientists of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics teach the following courses during this period:

  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Instrumentation (in collaboration with the Polytechnic University)
  • Electromagnetism II
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Statistical Techniques in Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory II
  • Astroparticle Physics
  • Physics with Ion Beams
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Special Subjects in Nuclear and Particle Physics


Summer School

The long educational tradition of NCSR “D” is also reflected in the organization of Summer Schools. It is about Summer Courses aiming at Orienting and Informing undergraduates on research subjects covered by the eight Institutes of the Center.

The entire Course’s duration is about 2 weeks and consists of 4 tracks of lectures: one general attended by all participants and three more specialized out of which the participants select one. Each track consists of 60 hour-long lectures offered by members of the Center or and other distinguished Greek and international scientists.

Outreach Activities:

International Particle Physics Masterclasses (IPPOG)

Each year about 10.000 high school students in 40 countries come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

Demokritos Organizers: Dimitris Loukas, Christos Filippidis

Data Management BootCamp

Scope: Enthusiastic high school students participate to top level research activities, at  predefined time periods such as: the spring break, Easter Christmas and summer holidays.

Description: The general concept of this activity is to show how the data demands of large scale applications meets enterprise programming models and Internet economy forming synergies between wider communities, in order to confront the scalability, cost and power consumption challenges of Big Compute (eXascale/eXtreme scale) and Big Data within the 2020+ time frame.

Organizer, Tutor: Christos Filippidis