Current Topics in Nanophysics "What's hot ... what's not?"

Module PH1387

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH1387 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 40 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1387 is Jonathan Finley.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Seminar talks by students on current publications from semiconductor nanoscience with a relevance for our research focussing on quantum optics of solids, nanomaterials, nano-photonics, control of quantum states in solids, novel devices etc...

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the student can use the basic methods of literature retrieval, condense their knowlegde from scientific papers into a presentation and obtain presentation skills.

They have learned about recent topics in the field of nanos cience.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

HS 2 What’s hot ... what’s not? Finley, J.
Mitwirkende: Müller, K.
Freitag, 12:00–14:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning outcomes of this module will be developed through the literature search, the study of literature, the preparation of the presentation, the discussion with the teacher, the talk itself and answering questions about it.


Presentation materials, complementary literature


Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided;

own literature search.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

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