141.A27 Projektarbeit Atomic Clocks and Quantum Metrology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, PR, 8.0h, 10.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to master basic lab techniques and methods, as well as data acquisition and analysis. The underlying scientific question of the project, the location in the "bigger picture", the chosen methods and the obtained results can be argued (mostly in the form of a brief written report).

Subject of course

Physical quantities such as length, time, mass, voltage are more and more defined based on quantum mechanical effects. This makes quantum mechanics increasingly important in metrology and consumer technology (GPS system). This project work will investigate the link between basic physics systems like atomic transitions, optical cavities, oscillating cirquits to definitions of time and distance. We will build various test experiments to develop "quantum based" time standards.


Teaching methods

Hands-on (supervised) lab work.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Examination modalities

Mostly through written report or manual.

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


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