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Department of Chemistry
open physics
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 13.04  2nd HS: 01.06 20.07  begin WS: 17.10

4020200022 Fluctuation-induced Phenomena  VVZ 

Thu 13-15
weekly NEW 14 1'10 (16) Francesco Intravaia
Thu 15-17
weekly NEW 14 1'10 (16) Francesco Intravaia

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

classroom language
Acquisition of basic knowledge and skill fluctuation-induced phenomena,
i.e., current research areas such as Casimir - and van-der-Waals forces as well as quantum friction, methods and techniques, and open scientific questions/problems.
The material of the Bachelor of Physics, especially Electrodynamics and Optics, Quantum Physics and Advanced Quantum Theory as well as Thermodynamics (knowledge of statistical physics is helpful)
structure / topics / contents
Fluctuations are omnipresent in both the classical and the quantum world and they are connected with a panoply of phenomena of great importance in different areas of physics, ranging from quantum field theory to gravity, from statistical physics to cosmology. This includes multidisciplinary topics such as biophysics, optomechanics and, in general, light-matter interaction. The exact understanding of fluctuation-induced phenomena is rapidly becoming important for the characterization of modern experimental set-ups and for the opportunities and challenges that they offer to nanotechnology.This lecture will discuss, among others, the following themes:

- Open quantum systems
- Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorems
- Casimir- and Casimir-Polder Effects
- Heat transfer and thermal radiation
- Unruh-Hawking radiation
- Dynamical effects (quantum friction)
assigned modules
P25.4.b P35.1 P35.3
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 6 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Successful participation in the exercises and oral or written exam.
Dr. Francesco Intravaia (Institut für Physik, Raum 3'312, Tel: 2093-7726)
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