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geo-Q RTG Lecture Weeks


Lecture Weeks are one of several methods we offer for all of our PhD students and post-docs. We offer three lecture weeks a year in various attractive places. The topics range from the understanding of the basics of special and general relativity, the basic knowledge on satellites-building and control, basics on geodesy concept, data analysis methods and underlying statistics, basic knowledge on clocks, quantum optics, matter wave interferometers and laser interferometers.

2018 Lecture Lists (Preliminary)

In 2018 following lectures will be given.

Geodesy lectures

  • Geo.1:Gravimetry: instruments and techniques. -noise, metrological issues, environmental effects (LW1)
  • Geo.2:Geophysical applications: hydrogeology, tecotnics, vulcanology, glacial isostatic adjustment (LW1)
  • Geo.3:Geodesy for ocean studies (LW2)
  • Geo.4:Hydrology, ice and global water cycle monitoring (LW2)
  • Geo.5:Earth and its atmosphere (LW2)
  • Geo.6:Earth motions, gravity field, size and shape (LW2)
  • Geo.7:Space gravity observations for ocean climate studies (LW3)
  • Geo.8:Regional climate change scenarios for sea level (LW3)

General Relativity lectures

  • Rel.1:Special Relativity Reminder (LW1)
  • Rel.2:Tensor Analysis in Special Relativity 1 (LW1)
  • Rel.3:Tensor Analysis in Special Relativity 2 (LW1)
  • Rel.4:Curved Spacetimes 1 (LW1)
  • Rel.5:Curved Spacetimes 2 (LW1)
  • Rel.6:Einstein Field Equations (LW2)
  • Rel.7:Special Relativity 1 (LW2)
  • Rel.8:Special Relativity 2 (LW2)
  • Rel.9:Experimental Tests (LW2)

Experimental lectures

  • Exp.1:Laser interferometry 1 - Ifo and DC readout (LW1)
  • Exp.2:Laser interferometry 2 - Optical Resonators (LW1)
  • Exp.3:Gravity sensing with cold atoms - Concepts, visions, & very long baselines (LW1)
  • Exp.4:Overcoming uncertainties in Atom Gravimetry (LW1)
  • Exp.5:Laser cooling & trapping, and Bose-Einstein condensation I (LW2)
  • Exp.6:Laser cooling & trapping, and Bose-Einstein condensation II (LW2)
  • Exp.7:Control System Basics - TFs, Bode, etc. (LW3)
  • Exp.8:Control System Practices (LW3)
  • Exp.9:Gaussian Optics (LW2)
  • Exp.10:Optical Clocks (LW3)
  • Exp.11:Application of IFOs and clocks (LW3)
  • Exp.12:Thermal Noise 1 (LW3)
  • Exp.13:Thermal Noise 2 (LW3)
  • Exp.14:Vibration Isolation System (LW3)
  • Exp.15:Non-Classical light (LW2)

Statistics and Data Analysis lectures

  • DA&St.1:Probability theory as extended logic (LW1)
  • DA&St.2:Hypothesis testing (LW1)
  • DA&St.3:Parameter estimation (LW1)
  • DA&St.4:Discrete signal processing and looking at data (LW1)
  • DA&St.5:Data analysis in the real world

Satellite Design lectures

  • Sat.1:Geodesy Missions Introduction (LW2)
  • Sat.2:Astrodynamics (LW2)
  • Sat.3:Propulsion, Structural Design&Thermal control, and Power&Telecom (LW2)
  • Sat.4:Attitude Determination and Control (LW3)
  • Sat.5:Future Mission Design (LW3)

2018 Schedule

All lecture weeks will be jointly organized with IMPRS-GW

→ Lecture Week 1
March 11-16
Eurostrand Resort Lüneburger Heide

→ Lecture Week 2
July 1-6, Strandhotel Weißer Berg in Mardorf
Registerhere by May 12, 2018.

→ Lecture Week 3
September 17-22 (Mon.-Sat.), CLUB POLLENTIA in Mallorca, Spain
Ctra. Port Pollença, Km 2, 07400 Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain

Registerhere by June 15, 2018.

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start/projects/rtg/lectureweeks.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/01 16:46 by Fumiko Kawazoe