Summer term 2015

The time window for the summer term 2015 is
Apr 13 - May 22, 2015 and June 1 - July 25, 2015.
The following lectures are offered:

General lecture Theoretical Femtosecond Physics

lecturer:Dr. F Grossmann (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 13.00-14.30 (Lecture)
On Tuesdays, 9.20-10.50 (Lecture / Exercise, alternating)
location:BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17
content: Introduction to laser theory, Time-dependent formulation of quantum theory, Atom-laser interaction, Above-threshold and multi-photon ionization, High-harmonic-order generation, Molecule-laser interaction, Femtosecond spectroscopy, Coherent control, Quantum computing

General lecture Strongly correlated electrons:
From quantum dots to high temperature superconductivity

lecturer: Prof. M Vojta (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 11.10-12.40 (Lecture)
On Thursdays, 13.00-14.30 (Lecture / Exercise, alternating)
location:BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17
content: 1. Introduction 2. Models for correlated electrons 3. Local correlations: Kondo effect and quantum dots 4. Mott transition and dynamical mean-field theory 5. Correlations in one dimension: Spin-charge separation 6. High-temperature superconductivity
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General lecture Non-Equilibrium Field Theory

lecturer:Prof. S Diehl (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 14.50-16.20 (Lecture)
On Fridays, 13.00-14.30 (Lecture / Exercise, alternating)
location:BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17
content: The course gives an introduction to various aspects of non-equilibrium many-body systems, a young and rapidly evolving area of research, in a modern functional integral formulation. The theoretical concepts needed to work in this field will be explained from scratch, and applied to prominent physical situations.

General lecture Numerics of Stochastic Processes

lecturer:Prof. K Padberg-Gehle (Scientific Computing, TUD)
time:On Wednesdays, 09.20-10.50; On Thursdays, 13.00-14.30
location:Wed.: WIL C133 (Zellescher Weg 12-14); Thu.: WIL A221 (Zellescher Weg 12-14)
content: This module deals with stochastic processes, applications and their numerical treatment, with particular emphasis on the numerical solution to stochastic differential equations

General lecture Nanostructured Materials

lecturer:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. D Ryndyk (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:Lecture: On Tuesdays, 9.20-10.50
Exercise: On Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30
location:ZEU/114/H, Zeuner-Bau, George-Bähr-Str. 3c (Lecture)
BER/105/H, Berndt-Bau, Helmholtzstr. 7 (Exercises)
content:scaling laws, mesoscopic systems, quantum effects, synthesis of clusters and nanotubes, density of states and electron transport in low-dimensional systems, theoretical foundations of scanning tunnelling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, chemical atomic force microscopy, and near-field scanning optical microscopy, nanostructuring via electron beam lithography, optical lithography, and scanning probe techniques, giant magnetoresistance, single-electron devices, lab classes for scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy

Special lecture Fourier transform optical spectroscopy

lecturer:Dr. A Eisfeld (MPI-PKS)
time:Will be decided together with the participants
location:MPI-PKS, Nöthnitzer Str. 38, seminar room TBA
content: Fourier transform spectroscopy is a measurement technique whereby spectra (as function of frequency) are obtained based on measurements of the coherence of a radiative source, using time-domain signals. The lecture will give a introduction into the basic theoretical concepts and experimental realizations. We will in particular discuss linear and non-linear optical spectra.

Special lecture Modern Aspects of X-ray and Neutron Scattering

lecturer:Prof. D Inosov (Solid State Physics, TUD)
time:On Thursdays, 09.20-10.50
location:PHY D16 (Haeckelstr. 3)
content: The lectures will cover modern aspects of various x-ray and neutron scattering methods at large-scale facilities (synchrotrons and neutron sources). These will include elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering, resonant x-ray scattering, neutron diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, polarized neutron scattering, neutron spin-echo spectroscopy.

Special lecture Introduction to Bionanotechnology

lecturer:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. J Thiele (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:On Tuesdays, 14.50-16.20
location:Seminar room B1, Max-Bergmann-Center, Budapester Str. 27
content: The course summarizes the most important developments in the field of nano- and biomaterials, as well as focuses on the innovative tools used for investigations and characterizations in a field of bionanotechnology. The course represents a modular structure:
Module 1 (materials): nano- and biomaterials for biotechnology; synthesis, physical and chemical properties, applications (environmental,medical)
Module 2 (tools and applications): Micro fluidics and nano fluidics as a tool for bio nanotechnology; modeling approach: computing with biomolecules
Module 3 (techniques): using molecules as building blocks (DNA origami), scanning probe techniques for bionanotechnology


lecturer:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:On Thursdays, 13.00-14.00
location:Seminar room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3
content: The seminar series features invited talks by international renowned scientists and researchers from academia and industry.