Precision Measurements at Low Energies
PH2318 is a semester module in German or English language at which is offered in winter semester.
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 PH2318 is Peter Fierlinger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This lecture offers an overview of precision experiments, which probe the fundamental laws of nature complementary to high-energy particle accelerators and search for physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. The experiments are put in a broader context and motivated through physics. Methods, experimental challenges and results are discussed. Topics are:
- 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||Precision Measurements at Low Energies||Fierlinger, P.||
Wed, 16:00–18:00, PH 2271
|UE||2||Exercise to Precision Measurements at Low Energies||
Responsible/Coordination: Fierlinger, P.
Learning and Teaching Methods
In the thematically structured lecture the learning content is presented. With cross references between different topics the universal concepts in physics are shown. In scientific discussions the students are involved to stimulate their analytic-physics intellectual power. In the exercise the selected aspects of the experiments depicted and learning deepened and exercised using problem examples and calculations. Thus the students are able to explain and apply the learned physics knowledge independently.
Powerpoint, blackboard, exercise sheets
Literature is provided in the lecture. Basic background information with overview character can be obtained here: https://indico.ph.tum.de/event/4524/timetable/?print=1&view;=standard T. E. Chupp, P. Fierlinger, M. J. Ramsey-Musolf, and J. T. Singh, Rev. Mod. Phys. 91, 015001 (2019)