Universität Wien FIND

260028 SE Frontiers of Matter Wave Technology (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 15.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 22.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 12.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 19.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 26.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 03.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 10.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 17.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 31.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 07.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 14.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Monday 21.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

We will review modern experiments on coherent control of electrons, neutrons, atoms, molecules and nanoparticles.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each week one student prepares and delivers a talk (~30 min) on a 40-60 page subsection of a relevant book/thesis/collection of articles. The other students prepare questions about the same topic, that will then be discussed in detail.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Presentation : 50%
* Questions answered: 25% (as a presenter)
* Questions asked: 25% (in all sessions)

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

We will discuss selected chapters of 'Atom interferometry, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Course 188, 2013'. Other sugggestions within the realm of matter wave technology are welcome.

Since atom interferometers were first realized about 20 years ago, atom interferometry has had many applications in basic and applied science, and has been used to measure gravity acceleration, rotations and fundamental physical quantities with unprecedented precision. Future applications range from tests of general relativity to the development of next-generation inertial navigation systems. This book presents the lectures and notes from the Enrico Fermi school "Atom Interferometry", held in Varenna, Italy, in July 2013. The aim of the school was to cover basic experimental and theoretical aspects and to provide an updated review of current activities in the field as well as main achievements, open issues and future prospects. Topics covered include theoretical background and experimental schemes for atom interferometry; ultracold atoms and atom optics; comparison of atom, light, electron and neutron interferometers and their applications; high precision measurements with atom interferometry and their application to tests of fundamental physics, gravitation, inertial measurements and geophysics; measurement of fundamental constants; interferometry with quantum degenerate gases; matter wave interferometry beyond classical limits; large area interferometers; atom interferometry on chips; and interferometry with molecules.The book will be a valuable source of reference for students, newcomers and experts in the field of atom interferometry.

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