Experimental Quantum Physics

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Exploring quantum physics (WS 2012/2013)

Prof. H. Weinfurter


Mo. 08:30 - 10:00 s.t. Schellingstr. 4 (H) - H 206
Wen. 08:30 - 09:15 s.t. Schellingstr. 4 (H) - H 206

Begin: 15.10.2012, End: 04.02.2013


Wen. 09:15 - 10:00 s.t. Schellingstr. 4 (H) - H 206

Target audience:



Basics of quantum mechanics

About this lecture:

The lecture gives an introduction to experiments on the foundations of quantum physics. After decades of discussing “Gedankenexperiments” the recent advances in atomic and quantum optical experiments enabled us to make these proposals real. Starting from basic interference experiments we continue with various experiments on the measurement problem and conceptual issues. Along the way we meet the various experimental techniques like experimenting with single photons, atoms or ion, and cavity electrodynamics.

Recommended literature:

(1) “Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons”, Serge Haroche, Jean-Michel Raimond (Oxford Graduate Texts, 2006).