Table-Top Precision Experiments in Fundamental Physics
NAT3007 is a semester module in German or English language at which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- 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 Biophysics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||60 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module NAT3007 is Peter Fierlinger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Searches for electric dipole moments of fundamental quantum systems
- Tests of Lorentz-invariance
- Conservation of CPT symmetries
- Ultra-light and axion-like particles
- Structure of the proton and neutron and their charge radius
- Measurement methods, including Ramsey-spectroscopy
- Tests of gravity using torsion pendulums and quantum methods
- Anti-hydrogen experiments
- Precision measurements of neutron and moon
- Small magnetic fields
- Insights into systematic issues of selected experiments
After successful completion of the module the students are able to:
- Give an overview of the topic of table-top precision measurements
- Explain how the experiments relate to probing the Standard Model of particle physics and beyond
- Explain experimental methods commonly used in this field
- Estimate strengths and limits of the experimental methods
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Table-Top Precision Experiments in Fundamental Physics||Fierlinger, P.||
Wed, 14:00–16:00, PH 2271
|UE||2||Exercise to Table-Top Precision Experiments in Fundamental Physics||
Responsible/Coordination: Fierlinger, P.
Mon, 10:00–12:00, PH 2271
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
There will be an oral exam of 25 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using comprehension questions and sample calculations.
For example an assignment in the exam might be:
- Explain the measurement of the electric dipole moment of Xenon 129 using a sketch.
- Explain the principle of a spin clock and its systematic and statistical limitations
- Motivate tests of Newtonian Gravity and discuss modern experiments in this field
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.