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Greek Educational Program

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)      3DMolSym is an educational program, developed by Molwave educational chemistry software – based at the Department of Chemistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, designed to visualize the symmetry elements of molecules and animate the corresponding symmetry operations in an interactive 3D environment. Molwave’s mission is the production of innovated educational media offering new and enhanced means of learning and communicating chemistry concepts. Lined up with contemporary educational psychology and chemistry learning principles, it develops interactive learning resources featuring the visualization of abstract chemical concepts and the simulation of chemical processes. Continue reading

New Finds: City beneath Macedonian Pella

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Recent discoveries at the archaeological site of Pella have introduced a new chapter in Macedonian history. Beneath the ruins of the ancient capital of the Macedonian kingdom lies a huge prehistoric burial ground that offers the first evidence of organised life in Pella during the third millennium BC. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki came across over 100 Early Bronze Age burials in large jars, accompanied by marble works of art from the Cyclades islands, local ceramics and metal ware. The finds are so recent that analysis has not yet revealed exact dates, but initial evidence completes what is already known about Pella in the Early Bronze Age (2100-2000 BC). What became known as “the greatest of Macedonian cities” was built on top of the prehistoric graveyard when Archelaus moved his capital there from Aiges, excavation director Professor Ionannis Akamatis says. Continue reading

Greek Think Tanks

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) A policy paper titled “The impasses of EU constitutionalisation and the prospects for the transition from the condominium of states to the joint rule of the peoples of Europe” by Antonis Manitakis,Professor of Constitutional Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is the most recent analysis, published by the Hellenic Centre for European Studies. The paper is now available online.