Eureka Prize 2022

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The Institute of Astrophysics, Crete University Press and the Center for Open Online Courses Mathesis, invite everyone to the 2022 award ceremony of the "Eureka, Eureka!" prize, which will take place on Wednesday November 16, 2022 at 7:30pm online :

The prize recognizes educational activities that are inspired by the most attractive and at the same time the most dynamic part of fundamental physics today: Astronomy. The purpose of the prize is to exert a small positive effect on a long-term trend of degradation in the quality of scientific education in Greece, which often focuses on a sterile examination-based learning system, with the background and final judge of their efforts the national exams.

Among the excellent candidates for 2022 the committee selected Dr. Miltiadis Vavoulidis, highschool teacher at the Music School in the city of Drama, for his original project entitled «Across the Universe” which was implemented during the 2021-22 academic year.

Vasiliki Pavlidou, Associate Professor at the Dept. of Physics of the Univ. of Crete and Chair of the Prize Committee as well as Stephanos Trachanos, Director of  Mathesis and Vice Chair of the Prize Committee, will introduce this years winner.

The prize is accompanied by a cash prize of € 3,000 of which € 2,000 will be given to the award-winning teacher and € 1,000 at his / her school in the form of laboratory or other equipment intended for the Astronomical Laboratory of the school which can be ordered from «Πλανητάριο Θεσσαλονίκης».

More information, in Greek, are available from the web page of the prize: