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260104 SE Quantum physics without formalism (2011W)

Interdisciplinary seminar of quantum physics

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

Wegen des großen Andrangs und damit wir die Gruppe möglichst optimal zusammenstellen können, werden Sie gebeten, bis zum 29.09.11 ein kurzes Motivationsschreiben (2-3 Sätze) an Tanja Traxler zu schicken, warum Sie am Seminar teilnehmen wollen.
Blocklehrveranstaltung: Mi 12:30 - 15:30, jede zweite Woche, Zi 55, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien.

Termine: 19.10., 09.11., 16.11., 30.11., 14.12.2011 und 11.01., 25.01.2012

Es wird um Voranmeldung gebeten per e-mail an: tanja.traxler@univie.ac.at

Vorbesprechung: Mi 05.10.2011, 12:30, Zi 55, Boltzmanng. 5, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien.


max. 23 participants
Language: German, English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Wave-particle dualism: concept of the wave function and description of quantum states, double-slit experiment, photo-electric effect, Compton effect, uncertainty relation and complementarity, randomness and chaos; physical-philosophical interpretation of quantum physics: Copenhagen interpretation, many worlds theory, decoherence; quantum information: Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradoxon, Bell's inequality, entanglement, quantum teleportation, quantum computer, quantum systems in particle physics: strange mesons; neutron inferometry; quantum physical view in science fiction and other disciplines (i.e. complementary medicine) and parallels in non-scientific areas.

Assessment and permitted materials

Talk on a chosen subject (article), writing a paper on that subject

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To make non-physicists familiar with how fantastically the principles and mathematics of modern quantum physics works in the description of the universe.

Examination topics

Methods of modern quantum physics; talks of the participants and experts, as well as visits of labs

Reading list

Wird im Seminar angegeben

Association in the course directory

ERG 2, MaG 27, LA-Ph212(2)

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:55