5th Institute of Physics

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Lectures and seminars offered by our institute
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Summer Semester 2020

Lecturer:                 Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
Seminar:                 Thur, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Room:                     conducted online - detailed information will be distributed to all participants via email.

Programme:

23.04.2020: Introduction

30.04.2020: The essentials of the IPCC Assessment Reports 2013 and the 1.5 Degree Report

07.05.2020: The atmosphere, radiation transport and the greenhouse effect

14.05.2020: Modelling the radiation transport in the atmosphere, The RRTM (Rapid radiative transfer model) and other models

28.05.2020: High resolution laser spectroscopy in the atmosphere. Line broadening and shifts, Raman scattering

18.06.2020: Introduction to molecular physics and their optical properties: heteronuclear vs. homonuclear molecules (examples NO and O2)

25.06.2020: CO2 content and temperature in the atmosphere: Ice core data ranging back 800.000 years and todays measurements

02.07.2020: Mass spectroscopy and isotopic effect in CO2: The Keeling curve

09.07.2020: Is the solar constant constant? Sunspots and Milankovitch cycles: earth orbital changes like eccentricity, obliquity and precession as well as sun dynamics affect the climate

09.07.2020: State of the art LIDAR techniques

16.07.2020: Detecting trace gases likoe NO by Rydberg spectroscopy

Literature:

K.N. Liou, An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation, Second Edition (Academic Press, London, 2002).

G.W. Petty, A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation, Second Edition (Sundog Publishing, Madison, WI, 2006).

Roedel, T. Wagner, Physik unserer Umwelt: Die Atmosphäre (Springer Spektrum, Berlin, 2017).

von Storch, S. Guess, M. Heimann, Das Klimasystem und seine Modellierung: Eine Einführung (Springer, Berlin, 1999).

Stamnes, G.E. Thomas, J.J. Stamnes, Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean, Second Edition (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2017).

Lecturer:                  Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
Lecture:                   Wed, 13:00 - 14:30 pm
Tutorial:                    tbc
Tutor:                       Florian Meinert
Room:                      3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57


Course description:

Wahlmodul (Bachelor of Science),
Wahlmodul (Master of Science),
Wahlmodul Schwerpunkt (Master of Science) kombiniert mit Ergänzungsvorlesung oder Praktikum

elective course for International MSc Physics Students
NOTE: If there are international students, the course will be taught in English!

Passing Criteria:
60% Votierpunkte
active participation in tutorials, presence in all tutorial units

Can be combined with:
Advanced Atomic Physics II

Prerequisits:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
Quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom
Pertubation theory
 
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
Theoretical quantum mechanics


Course content:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
 
Structure of Atoms
  • Dirac equation and the relativistic hydrogen atom
  • Quantization of the light field and Lamb-shift
  • Atoms with two electrons - helium
  • Many electron systems
  • Alkali atoms and quantum defect theory
  • Rydberg atoms
  • Geonium
Atom light interactions:
  • Two level atoms and light forces
  • Laser cooling
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
 
Atom-light interaction
  • Three-level systems and electro-megnetically induced transparency (EIT)
  • Classical Model EIT
  • STIRAP (Simulated rapid adiabatic passage)
  • EIT in optically dense media
Atom-atom collisions
  • Basic scattering theory
  • Scattering at a square well
  • Resonances and oscillations
  • Feshbach resonances
  • Inelastic collisions
Ultra-cold atoms
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Implications of atom-atom interactions
  • Superfluidity
  • Bogoliubov excitation spectrum
  • Landau criterion
  • Rotating condensates
  • Optical lattices

Lecturer:                 Dr. Tim Langen
Lecture:                  Thur, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (tbc)
Room:                     3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57

Course Content:

Advanced lecture on recent topics from Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics ("Vertiefungsvorlesung" for module 413201 Advanced Atomic Physics) .

Time and date will be discussed in the first week of the semester.

- Quantized light-matter interactions
- Rydberg Cavity QED
- Ion trapping and quantum computation
- Molecular laser cooling
- Optical lattices, Bose-Hubbard physics and quantum simulation
- Cold atoms in optical tweezers
- Ultracold fermions
- Low-dimensional quantum gases
- Dipolar quantum gases

Requirements: Regular attendence, students will be expected to read and prepare several recent research articles in order to discuss them together during classes.

Prerequisits:

"Advanced Atomic Physics 1"

Recommended Reading:

- Foot: Atomic Physics, Oxford
- Budker, Kimball, deMille: Atomic Physics, Oxford
- Friedrich: Theoretische Atomphysik, Springer
- Demtröder: Laserspektroskopie, Springer
- Recent literature (will be provided in Ilias)

ILIAS Entry for "Modern Topics in Atomic Physics"

Winter Semester 2019/20

Lecturer:                   Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
Lecture:                    Wed, 13:00 - 14:30 pm
Tutorial:                     Wed, 14:40 pm and Thu, 14:00 pm
Tutor:                        Florian Meinert
Room:                       3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57


Course description:

Wahlmodul (Bachelor of Science),
Wahlmodul (Master of Science),
Wahlmodul Schwerpunkt (Master of Science) kombiniert mit Ergänzungsvorlesung oder Praktikum

elective course for International MSc Physics Students
NOTE: If there are international students, the course will be taught in English!

Passing Criteria:
60% Votierpunkte
active participation in tutorials, presence in all tutorial units

Can be combined with:
Advanced Atomic Physics II

Prerequisits:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
Quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom
Pertubation theory
 
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
Theoretical quantum mechanics


Course content:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
 
Structure of Atoms
  • Dirac equation and the relativistic hydrogen atom
  • Quantization of the light field and Lamb-shift
  • Atoms with two electrons - helium
  • Many electron systems
  • Alkali atoms and quantum defect theory
  • Rydberg atoms
  • Geonium
Atom light interactions:
  • Two level atoms and light forces
  • Laser cooling
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
 
Atom-light interaction
  • Three-level systems and electro-megnetically induced transparency (EIT)
  • Classical Model EIT
  • STIRAP (Simulated rapid adiabatic passage)
  • EIT in optically dense media
Atom-atom collisions
  • Basic scattering theory
  • Scattering at a square well
  • Resonances and oscillations
  • Feshbach resonances
  • Inelastic collisions
Ultra-cold atoms
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Implications of atom-atom interactions
  • Superfluidity
  • Bogoliubov excitation spectrum
  • Landau criterion
  • Rotating condensates
  • Optical lattices

Lecture and exercise materials

Summer Semester 2019

Lecturer:                   Dr. Tim Langen
Supervisors:              Dr. Minyang Guo
                                  Dr. Harald Kübler
                                  Dr. Tim Langen
                                  Dr. Robert Löw
                                  Dr. Florian Meinert
                                  Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
                                  Dr. Mark Zentile
Lecture:                     Thur, 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Room:                        3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57

Summary:

Modern atomic, molecular and atomic physics provides us with unprecedented insights into the structure of our world. The goal of this seminar is to explore recent exciting developments in this field. While the focus will be on experiments, we will also discuss extensively the theoretical background of these experiments.

Starting with ultra-high precision spectroscopy of the well-known hydrogen atom, we will learn how table-top experiments can yield more precise insights into the structure of the universe than the largest particle accelerators, how gases can be fully controlled atom by atom and how some of the most exotic states of matter can be created and manipulated.

Organizer: Dr. Tim Langen
Time: Thu, 15:45 - 17:15
Materials and schedule: ILIAS course
Room: 3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57

Organizational meeting and assignment of topics: Thursday, February 07, 2019, 12:45 p.m. (please note change in time!!) in room 3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57

Literature list

Course requirements:

  • This seminar is in English. This includes the talk, discussions, and the summary paper.
  • Presence at all seminar classes and active participation in the discussions.
  • Timely and intensive study of your own topic. The suggested literature for each topic serves as a starting point and is NOT sufficient. Independent literature search is required.
  • Presentation of your topic in the seminar, duration 45 minutes.
  • The following deadlines have to be met to complete this class successfully:
    • 8 weeks before your talk: First discussion with your supervisor AFTER finding & reading the literature.
    • 4 weeks before your talk: Submission of a draft for your talk, i.e. you have prepared your topic thoroughly enough to know what you will be talking about.
    • 2 weeks before your talk: Test talk with your supervisor.
    • 4 weeks after your talk: Submission of your summary paper ("PRL style" using LaTeX)

Please note that you are responsible for the organization of the meetings with your supervisors! Also, if you are ill and can not present your talk, please provide a written medical statement, as for every other exam!

Lecturer:                   Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
Lecture:                    Wed, 13:05 - 14:35 pm
Tutorial:                     Wed, 14:40 pm and Thu, 14:00 pm (starting 24.4.2019)
Tutor:                        Florian Meinert
Room:                      3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57


Course description:

Wahlmodul (Bachelor of Science),
Wahlmodul (Master of Science),
Wahlmodul Schwerpunkt (Master of Science) kombiniert mit Ergänzungsvorlesung oder Praktikum

elective course for International MSc Physics Students
NOTE: If there are international students, the course will be taught in English!

You may also consider attending the seminar "Extremes in Atomic Physics" along with this lecture.

Passing Criteria:
60% Votierpunkte
active participation in tutorials, presence in all tutorial units

Can be combined with:
Advanced Atomic Physics II

Prerequisits:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
Quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom
Pertubation theory
 
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
Theoretical quantum mechanics


Course content:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
 
Structure of Atoms
  • Dirac equation and the relativistic hydrogen atom
  • Quantization of the light field and Lamb-shift
  • Atoms with two electrons - helium
  • Many electron systems
  • Alkali atoms and quantum defect theory
  • Rydberg atoms
  • Geonium
Atom light interactions:
  • Two level atoms and light forces
  • Laser cooling
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
 
Atom-light interaction
  • Three-level systems and electro-megnetically induced transparency (EIT)
  • Classical Model EIT
  • STIRAP (Simulated rapid adiabatic passage)
  • EIT in optically dense media
Atom-atom collisions
  • Basic scattering theory
  • Scattering at a square well
  • Resonances and oscillations
  • Feshbach resonances
  • Inelastic collisions
Ultra-cold atoms
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Implications of atom-atom interactions
  • Superfluidity
  • Bogoliubov excitation spectrum
  • Landau criterion
  • Rotating condensates
  • Optical lattices

Lecture and exercise materials

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Lecturer:                   Prof. Dr. Tilman Pfau
Lecture:                    Wed, 12:45 - 14:15 pm
Tutorial:                     Wed, 14:40 pm and Thu, 14:00 pm
Tutor:                        Florian Meinert
Room:                       3.123, Pfaffenwaldring 57


Course description:

Wahlmodul (Bachelor of Science),
Wahlmodul (Master of Science),
Wahlmodul Schwerpunkt (Master of Science) kombiniert mit Ergänzungsvorlesung oder Praktikum

elective course for International MSc Physics Students
NOTE: If there are international students, the course will be taught in English!

Passing Criteria:
60% Votierpunkte
active participation in tutorials, presence in all tutorial units

Can be combined with:
Advanced Atomic Physics II

Prerequisits:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
Quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom
Pertubation theory
 
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
Theoretical quantum mechanics


Course content:

Advanced Atomic Physics I:
 
Structure of Atoms
  • Dirac equation and the relativistic hydrogen atom
  • Quantization of the light field and Lamb-shift
  • Atoms with two electrons - helium
  • Many electron systems
  • Alkali atoms and quantum defect theory
  • Rydberg atoms
  • Geonium
Atom light interactions:
  • Two level atoms and light forces
  • Laser cooling
Advanced Atomic Physics II:
 
Atom-light interaction
  • Three-level systems and electro-megnetically induced transparency (EIT)
  • Classical Model EIT
  • STIRAP (Simulated rapid adiabatic passage)
  • EIT in optically dense media
Atom-atom collisions
  • Basic scattering theory
  • Scattering at a square well
  • Resonances and oscillations
  • Feshbach resonances
  • Inelastic collisions
Ultra-cold atoms
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Implications of atom-atom interactions
  • Superfluidity
  • Bogoliubov excitation spectrum
  • Landau criterion
  • Rotating condensates
  • Optical lattices

Lecture and exercise materials

This course is offered in German. Please switch to the German version of this website for details.

Physics Didactis Research courses (Winter Semester 2018/2019)

Courses conducted by our Physics Didactics Research group are offered in German language. For details please switch to the German version of this website.

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