Casimir course 'Electronics for physicists' January 2011



Course contents

The course is a must-have for PhD students and post-docs interested in experimental physics. We will study electronics with a strong focus on practical applications. After reviewing the basics of passive and active components and their practical limitations, we will focus on circuit simulation, systematic troubleshooting and opamp circuits. Signals, noise and interference problems (and solutions!) will also be an important topic. We finish with an overview of microwaves and various measurement techniques, and a day on advanced use of electronic measurement equipment. Several case studies from the physics lab will be used throughout the course to make the theory come alive.


Dr. Val Zwiller and Raymond Schouten (Delft University of Technology)


The course is mainly intended for the Ph.D. students and postdocs (experimentalists as well as theoreticians) associated to the Casimir Research School. Sufficiently motivated master students are welcome as well, but knowledge

Dates & Venues:

Wednesday, January 5
     9-12  room A251
     13-17 room A151-153

Monday, January 10
     9-12  room A251
     13-17 room A151-153

Wednesday, January 12
     9-12  room A251
     13-17 room A151-153

Monday, January 17
      9-12  room F105
     13-17 room A151-153

Wednesday, January 26
     9-12  zaal F
     13-17 room A151-153 


Please register by sending an e-mail to Val Zwiller ( or to Raymond Schouten (