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Preparatory Course to the Advanced Master Laboratory

Winter Semester 2021/22

This laboratory course addresses master students who did not have laboratory courses equivalent to the basic and intermediate laboratory courses, which are part of the bachelor studies at FU Berlin. As its title already reflects, the course does not replace the Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students, but rather gives the students the possibility to get used to the whole procedure of preparing, performing and evaluating scientific experiments as well as communicating their results.

The Preparatory Course to the Advanced Master Laboratory is considered in the Master’s study program as a module “Modern Methods in Experimental Physics A”. It comprises an introduction to data evaluation and 4 experiments of the intermediate lab.It is completed by an oral exam of 30 min.

(20109101 / 02)

TypeLab Course
InstructorDr. Cornelius Gahl
SemesterWiSe 2021/22
Scope of Course
Credit Points5
Number of Places15
Registration Mode

Please register here and additionally in the Campus Management until October 25, 2021

Room0.4.02 (Rayleigh Scattering), 0.4.07 (HeNe Laser), 0.3.18 (STM), 0.4.07 (Zeeman effect)
StartOct 25, 2021 | 02:00 PM
endMar 18, 2022

Thu, 10:00 - 18:00


Instructions for Lab and Radiation Safety: Mo, 25.10.2021 at 14:00 to 16:00 in room 1.1.16 Participation is mandatory for taking a laboratory course!

The course starts with the instruction to lab and radiation safety which is mandatory for all participants of master lab courses.

Before starting with experiments, there will be an introductory meeting to this course and 2 lectures plus short exercises on data evaluation.

In groups of 2 or 3 persons, the students will perform 4 experiments, evaluate the data and write reports. The experiments will be scheduled for Thurdays, 10am to 8pm, starting with a preparatory discussion. The students should contact the respective tutors of their experiments well in advance.

The experiments will be performed in presence in the laboratories at the physics building. Access to the physics building is regulated according to the "3G" rules ("geimpft, genesen oder getestet", which means that you have to be either vaccinated, recovered from a corona infection or you have to provide a corona test which is not older than 24 hours). In the building wearing a FFP2 mask is obligatory.

The dates for the introductions, the lab calendar as well as further resources for the material will be provided via this page. So please check regularly for updates.

  • Instruction to lab and radiation safety (mandatory!): Mon, 25.10.2021 at 14:00 in room 1.1.16
                                                                (alternative date:  Mon, 01.11.2021 at 10:30 via webex)
  • Introductory meeting:                                                        Thu, 28.10.2021 at 12:15 in room 1.4.31
  • Introduction to data analysis:                                            Thu, 04.11.2021 at 12:15 in room 1.4.31
  • Start of experiments:                                                         calendar week 45
  • Discussion meeting                                                           Thu, 16.12.2021 at 12:15 in room 1.1.53

Last update: 03.01.2022