132.068 PrA on Physics of Mesoscopic Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, PR, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand simple models to describe mesoscopic phenomena and to apply them to questions of current interest. The specific topic to be addressed by the student will be assigned individually in first discussions with the supervisor and will take into account pre-existing knowledge and skills, e.g., with regard to numerical methods in computational physics.

Subject of course

The scattering of light or matter waves through complex systems leads to a variety of interesting effects, that can meanwhile also be controlled experimentally using tools for wavefront shaping. Models that describe the physics involved in such "mesoscopic" devices are applied to specific problems.

Teaching methods

This project work typically involves the use of both analytical and numerical tools.


Mode of examination


Additional information

This project work also comprises other research topics that are being worked on in the Rotter group (see the homepage of the group at  http://concord.itp.tuwien.ac.at/~rotter/ for the most recent research output).



Examination modalities

During the project regular meetings take place to monitor progress; for the completion of the project a report (in English) is to be handed in that presents the new results that were achieved.  

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Interested students should have knowledge on the following topics: quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, and methods of theoretical physics.