PROGRAM

Electronics for Physicists

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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.

The course will be given in Delft over 5 full days.

Book

The Art of Electronics, Horrowitz and Hill, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1989. Extra material is handed out during the course. Students should be in possession of the book when the course starts.

Teachers

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

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

Dates and venues:

Monday, November 28

     9-12  lecture

     13-17 lab

Wednesday, November 30

     9-12  lecture

     13-17 lab

Wednesday, December 7

     9-12  lecture

     13-17 lab

Wednesday, December 14

      9-12  lecture

     13-17 lab

Monday, December 19

     9-12  lecture

     13-17 lab

Organization: 5 ECTS credits will be awarded only to those participants who attend the complete course and perform the lab exercises in the afternoons.

Registration

Please register by sending an e-mail to Val Zwiller (v.zwiller@tudelft.nl) or to Raymond Schouten r.n.schouten@tudelft.nl


      

Workshops

12 - 13 October 2022

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