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260017 VO Testing quantum physics on the large scale (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture on November 22nd has been canceled !

An additional lecture will be offered on January 31st

Monday 11.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 18.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 25.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 08.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 15.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 22.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 29.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 06.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 13.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 10.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 17.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Monday 24.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive review of tests of quantum physics on the macroscopic scale - i.e., tests of quantum physics with macroscopic masses and/or over macroscopic distances. The lecture will provide an overview of historical developments, the motivation behind experimental tests of quantum physics and a discussion of the limitations of such tests and venues to overcome these limitations in proposed future experiments.

* Quantum measurement problem, possible limitations of quantum physics
* Environmental decoherence & isolation from the environment
* Possible deviations from quantum physics (Collapse models, Macrorealism, Deviations due to gravity)
* heating of center-of-mass motion
* matter-wave interference
* quantum optomechanics and its use for fundamental tests
* gravitational decoherence of massive superpositions
* gravitational decoherence of entanglement
* Rotational revival and rotational alignment decay
* experimental limitations
- imperfect isolation (blackbody radiation, gas collisions)
- vibrations
- limited statistics
- limited free-fall time
* proposals for future experiments

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation during the course and a final oral exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should have completed the following courses:
Introduction to Physics I-IV
Theoretical Physics I-II

Grading:
Pass= 50% of the maximal points
Grades = linear scale from 50%-100% in steps of 12.5 %

Examination topics

Topics from all content of the lecture.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

Last modified: Fr 19.11.2021 20:28