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Nobel Prize Winners Call for Governments to Take Action on Climate

Italian Nobel Prize winner Giorgio Parisi urged governments to step up their battle with climate change on Tuesday. The 73-year-old physicist, who works at the Sapienza Università di Roma, is one of three people awarded the 2021 Noble Prize for...

Ancient Greek General Archytas was Founder of Mathematical Mechanics

Archytas of Tarentum, who was born around the year 435 BC in what is now Taranto, Apulia, Italy, was another in a long line of brilliant polymaths from Ancient Greece, a noted military general and strategist who also made his mark...

Gazing at the Stars: The Mystic Allure of the Space Observatory Atop a Greek Mountain

Up on the slopes of central Greece stands a planetarium and observatory of unparalleled educational value to the area and beyond.

Greek Scientist Leads Team Creating First Image of Electrons

A research team led by Greek physicist and professor Eleftherios Goulielmakis has created the first photograph of electrons in crystals, thanks to a powerful new microscope. Dubbed the "Picoscope," this new device allowed scientists from both Germany and China to...

Greek Students' Performance Slips in OECD Assessment

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published its new triennial PISA report for 2018, in which it ranks scores of countries in the educational performance of their high school students in core subjects. Greek students' performances ranked...

Six Greek Physics Professors Among Top 200 in the World

Six physics professors from the National Technological University of Athens (known as "The Polytechnic") are among the 200 top researchers on the list of the 672 most influential researchers worldwide. The list is compiled annually by Webometrics for the...

Greek Students Win CERN Competition

The members of the Physics Team of Varvakeion High School in Athens, along with Dutch students, won an international competition held at CERN on the occasion of the institution’s 60th birthday. “We were not anxious because we thought we had no...

TEI of Crete Pioneers in European HIPER Project

The town of Rethymno in Crete, Greece, hosted for the second year in a row the International School of Physics on HIPER matters under the auspices of the TEI of Crete and, more specifically, of the Professors Michalis Tatarakis...