Universität Wien FIND

260451 SE Associated seminar "Precision measurements in modern physics" (2010W)

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

Vorbesprechung und persönliche Anmeldung: MO 04.10.2010, 15:00, Ernst-Mach-HS, Strudlhofgasse 4, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien.

Veranstaltung auf Wunsch auch auf Englisch.


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction: The role of precision measurements in modern physics.
Overview of relevant experimental methods and principles of data analysis.
Selected precision experiments: e.g., Michelson-Morley experiment and tests of Lorentz-invariance, universality of free fall and equivalence principle, gravitational redshift, determination of the gravitational constant G and PPN tests of general relativity, atomic clocks and optical frequency standards, search for a permanent electric dipole moment of electron and neutron, electron g-factor and determination of the fine-structure constant, CP-Violation in elementary particles and atomic or molecular systems, neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass determination, search for time variations of fundamental "constants", …

Assessment and permitted materials

seminar lectures/oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the end of the course students should have developed a good perspective on the relevance of precision measurements in modern physics and acquired a broad working knowledge of relevant experimental methods and principles of data analysis.

Examination topics

Lecture covering the most important methods in precision measurements and discussing exemplary example experiments from various fields of physics. Associated seminar to cover additional example experiments and to discuss them in more detail.

Reading list

Selected publications.

Association in the course directory


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