TIF295 Experimental Methods in Modern Physics
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to a variety of experimental concepts used in modern physics research, and to give them an opportunity to work on a well defined experimental project of their own choice. The projects span over a wide range of disciplines, from biophysics and materials physics to nanooptics and surface physics, and will be carried out in research groups working in state-of-the-art laboratories at the Department of Physics. The students will work in groups of two or three, and the projects will be presented both in writing and as an oral presentation in a seminar. As a general introduction to the topic, the course will start with several lectures on the physics behind the projects that the students may choose from.