Universität Wien FIND

260044 VO The Physics of Matter-Waves (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 14.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 19.03. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 09.04. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 16.04. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 23.04. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 30.04. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 02.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 07.05. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 14.05. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 23.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 28.05. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 30.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.06. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.06. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.06. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.06. 12:45 - 14:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 27.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive review over some history, the state of the art and emergent applications of matter-wave interferometry, a field that is growing rapidly at the interface between the foundations of quantum physics, condensed matter physics, chemical physics, biomolecular physics, geodesy and metrology
* General Concepts of Coherence
* Interferometer Concepts
* Electron Interference
* Elements of Neutron Interferometry
* Beam splitters for atoms
* Atom interferometry concepts
* Mathematical descriptions of matter-waves:
- using the wave function
- using Feynman path integrals
- using Wigner functions in phase space
* Atom interferometry Applications
* Bose Einstein condensation and interference
* Molecule & cluster interferometry: realizations
* Molecule interferometry: applications
* Visions for matter-wave interferometry

Assessment and permitted materials

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Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

All material of the lecture + the associated exercises

Reading list

BB-material, PPT Handouts, and the following book references:
1. Berman PR. Atom Interferometry. Academic Press (1997).
2. Nimmrichter S. Macroscopic Matter Wave Interferometry. Springer (2014).
3. Tino G, Kasevich M. Atom Interferometry. IOS (2014).
4. Rauch H, Werner SA. Neutron Interferometry: Oxford University Press (2015).
5. Hasselbach, Progress in electron- and ion-interferometry. Rep. Prog. Phys. 73, 016101 (2010).
6. Individual journal articles where appropriate

Association in the course directory

MF 6, MaG 17, MaG 18, MaV 5

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