The group of nuclear physics plays an important role in the education of the students who major in Applied Physics at the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences both in undergraduate and graduate level.

The undergraduate course "Nuclear Physics" is a mandatory course for the students who major in Applied Physics, while the course "Nuclear Physics and Applications" is a mandatory course only to those minoring in Nuclear and Particle Physics The above mentioned courses are part of the 7th and 8th semester (10 total) respectively.

In addition, the group provides the graduate course "Nuclear Physics" for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program "Physics and Tehnological Applications" which is organized by the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences in collaboration with the School of Mechanical Engineering and the NCSR "Demokritos".

Nuclear Physics (7th Semester)

Introduction to the nucleus: radius, mass, charge, binding energy. Stability of the nucleus. Shell model, magical numbers. Angular momentum, spin, coupling, electric and magnetic moments. α, β, γ decay. Dosimetry. Nucleus states. Nuclear reactions. Fission, fusion, nucleosynthesis and nuclear astrophysics.
(The course involves 4 mandatory lab exercises)

Nuclear Physics and Applications (8th Semester)

Nuclear reactions – cross section. Nuclear decay law. Bound states of nucleons – deuterium – nucleon exchange forces. Nuclear models (liquid drop, shell, collective). Nuclear deformation. Electric and magnetic multipoles. γ ray emission. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Rutherford scattering. Applications of Nuclear Physics in the study of materials (RBS, ERDA, PIXE, etc.), in medicine (diagnosis – therapy), to the environment, in archaeometry, in industry.
(The course involves 4 mandatory lab exercises)

Nuclear Physics (IGP "Physics and Technological Applications")

Synopsis of undergraduate material and historical perspective - Conservation laws - Rutherford scattering - Reaction kinematics, reference frames, cross section - Εlements of scattering theory, optical model for elastic scattering - Resonant reactions and the Breit-Wigner formula - Compound nucleus reactions - Direct reactions - Weisskopf model and Hauser-Feshbach statistical approach - Nuclear astrophysics - Modern topics and applications of nuclear reactions.