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520009 SE Quantum Nanophysics I: Quantum Enhanced Precision Measurements (2020W)

(Journal Club)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 52 - Doktoratsstudium Physik
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 13.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

• Atom interferometry for metrology and precision measurements
o Fine structure constant
o New values of the Earth's gravitational acceleration
o Gravity search using atom interferometry

• Molecule interferometry
o How to measure chemical properties using de Broglies nanoruler

• Precision spectroscopy
o Measuring the proton radius
o Measuring the Rydberg constant

• Ion trap based precision experiments
o Weighing the mass of a single photon
o Molecule metrology with quantum logic
• Progress in EDM measurements
o Molecular experiments
o Neutron experiments

• Advances in clock physics
o Lattice clocks
o Ion clocks
o Nuclear clocks

Assessment and permitted materials

* Presentation of a talk
* Active participation in >80% of all meetings

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Active participation in >80% of all meetings
* presentation of 2 research papers

Examination topics

as above

Reading list

will be announced in the first session

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 07.10.2020 11:31