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Applied Quantum Mechanics

Course 0000000567 in WS 2017/8

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Semiconductor Nanostructures and Quantum Systems
Dates Tue, 10:00–12:00, WSI S101

Assignment to Modules

  • PH2205: Angewandte Quantenmechanik / Applied Quantum Mechanics
    This module is included in the following catalogs:
    • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
    • Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks Can we find a promising real-world application of quantum mechanics? This question has intrigued physicists for more than fifty years. Today, the quantum computer is widely believed to be the most promising one. Interestingly, this belief might turn out to be wrong, since in recent years numerous other applications have emerged that employ quantum mechanical systems as sensors for various physical quantities, such as magnetic or electric fields. The lecture is an introduction into these applications. After teaching the language of quantum information processing it will cover various applications such as * atomic clocks and GPS * superconducting SQUID magnetic field sensors for sensing of currents in the brain * protocols of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and their application in biochemistry * NV centers in diamond and their potential use for imaging of the magnetic fields of single molecules, hard disk write heads and neuronal currents. * decoherence of quantum systems; what it is, how it arises and how it can be mitigated in applications.
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SS 2016 Applied Quantum Mechanics Tue, 10:00–12:00, WSI S101
SS 2015 Applied Quantum Mechanics Tue, 10:00–12:00, WSI S101
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