F9220 Modern experimental methods C

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. Mgr. Tomáš Tyc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Tomáš Tyc, Ph.D.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. Mgr. Tomáš Tyc, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Fri 8:00–9:50 F4,03017
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to give the students the idea about particular experimental methods of contemporary physics, its successes and challenges it faces. This goal is achieved by lectures, excursions and own presentations of the students about important experiments.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, the student will:
have an overview about experimental methods of contemporary physics
be able to describe several modern experiments including how they are controlled
have an idea about some modern experiments that are performed at world-class research centres in Brno.
  • The contents of the course is subject to continuous actualization, with the basis being the following:
  • experiment with electron antibunching in vacuum
  • interference of fullerenes and other large molecules
  • neutron interferometry
  • manipulation with microscopic objects with light (optical tweezers)
  • spatial light modulator
  • imaging with multimode optical fibres
  • excursions, in particular to Institute of Scientific instruments, Czech metrology institute, and Faculty of mechanical engineering of VUT
    recommended literature
  • MELISSINOS, Adrian Constantin and Jim NAPOLITANO. Experiments in Modern Physics. 2. vyd. : Academic Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-12-489851-6. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, excursions and students' presentations
Assessment methods
The presence at the lectures is required, along with an oral presnetation about some modern experiment from the last 20 years
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: L.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, autumn 2017.
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