Spring 2011

Physics 33400 – Advanced Experimental Physics

Time: TWTh 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Location: KPTC 105

Instructors: David Schuster dis@uchicago.edu and Cheng Chin cchin@uchicago.edu

Laboratory Coordinators: Van Bistrow and Mark Chantell

Email: vanb@uchicago.edu, chantell@uchicago.edu

Class Website: https://chalk.uchicago.edu/

Schedule

 

 

Physics 47100 Introduction to Atomic Physics

Day/Time: TuTh 9:00 - 10:20 am
Location: KPTC 103
Lecturer: Cheng Chin
Office: GCIS  107
Office Hours: TuTh 10:20-11 am
Email: cchin@uchicago.edu
Website: phys_courses

Class outline: 17 Lectures, 2 discussions, and 1 lab tour

Introduction
Wk1 03/29 Tu 9:00~10:20 Introduction and atomic structure
Wk1 03/31 Th 9:00~10:20 Atom-field interaction
Wk2 04/05 Tu 9:00~10:20 Scattering Theory HW1 Sol1

Ultracold Atoms
Wk2 04/07 Th 9:00~10:20 Ion trap (I)
Wk3 04/12 Tu 9:00~10:20 Ion trap (II)
Wk3 04/14 Th 9:00~10:20 Laser cooling and trapping (I) HW2 Sol2
Wk4 04/19 Tu 9:00~10:20 Laser cooling and trapping (II)
Wk4 04/21 Th 9:00~10:20 Discussion I
Wk5 04/26 Tu 9:00~10:20 Bose-Einstein condensation (I)
Wk5 04/28 Th 9:00~10:20 Bose-Einstein condensation (II) HW3 Sol3
Wk6 05/03 Tu 9:00~10:20 Lab tour + Discussion II

Precision Measurement
Wk6 05/05 Th 9:00~10:20 Test of fundamental symmetry (Z.T. Lu)
Wk7 05/10 Tu 9:00~10:20 Variation of fundamental constants
Wk7 05/12 Th 9:00~10:20 Atomic and optical clocks
Wk8 05/17 Tu 9:00~10:20 Applications
Wk8 05/19 Th 9:00~10:20 Discussion III (Z.T. Lu)

Modern Topics
Wk9 05/24 Tu 9:00~10:20 1. Optical lattice HW4  Sol4
Wk9 05/26 Th 9:00~10:20 2. Quantum computation and simulation
Wk10 05/31 Tu 9:00~10:20 3. Degenerate Fermi gas (student presentation)
Wk10 06/02 Th 9:00~10:20 4. Ultracold molecules (student presentation) HW5

Evaluation Problem sets and term paper

Recommended Textbooks
Atomic Phyiscs, D. Budker, D. F. Kimball and D. P. DeMille
Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases, C.J. Pethnick and H. Smith