13024 - Light and Matter: Introduction Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13024
Module Title:Light and Matter: Introduction
  Licht und Materie: Grundlagen
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Fischer, Inga Anita
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every winter semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students are acquainted with the foundations of light-matter interaction as encountered in daily life as well as selected applications in material analysis. They not only know how to acquire scientific knowledge but are also able to place physical phenomena into a more general context while exploring links between the different topics. In addition, students possess personal skills such as the capability for teamwork, precise reasoning, perseverance and openmindedness.
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Light-matter interaction in everyday life: Where does a rainbow come from and how does a microwave oven work?
  • Light sources, LASER
  • Fundamentals of the light-matter interaction: material-dependent optical constants
  • Optical methods for material analysis
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of physics at or beyond the bachelor level
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 90 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Will be announced during the first lecture: textbooks, scientific publications.
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min. OR
alternatively and depending on the number of student attendees:
  • an oral examination, 30-45 min. OR
  • a presentation, 30-45 min.
are possible.

The choice of exam (written, oral or presentation) will be announced in the first lecture.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physics / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2017
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2021
  • Study programme Physics B.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Physical Specialised Module“
  • Study programme Physics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Physical Specialization with Experimental Focus“, topic area „Nanophysics“

Self-study comprises revising the lecture. The accompanying seminar comprises:
  • reading scientific publications
  • preparation of oral presentations
Module Components:
  • Lecture: „Light and Matter: Introduction“
  • Accompanying exercise
  • Accompanying seminar: journal club
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: