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Regular lectures will be given only if permitted by the COVID-19 health crisis. In this case, local people (resident in Besancon and surroundings) should attend the lectures, instead of the live webinar. The site is the ENSMM, Besancon.
Next, or most recent lectures: January-February 2022
How to communicate scientific ideas in journals, conferences and books, how the mechanism underneath works, and how to target audience and publisher. This course is a must for PhD students of all disciplines, and falls in the category of "humanities." It is open to a broad audience, including young Colleagues, Master Students, and Guests.
Next lectures: March-April 2022
Option 1: Oscillators and Noise (15 hours)Take Part 1 and 2 (lectures 1-10) if you want to know the secrets of stable and low-noise oscillators, how they can be measured, and the systems they belong to. These leectures derive from seminars given at the Tutorial Session of international conferences of time and frequency, and from invited seminars. This option is a must for all the PhD students working on a topic broadly related to time and frequency, including optics and astronomy.
Option 2: Scientific Instruments (15 hours)Take Part 1 and 3 (lectures 1-5 and 11-15) if you are an experimentalist interested in precision measurements, in the subtle meaning of uncertainty, and in the nature of the measurement units we use in all domains of science. This option is a must for a must for young experimentalists (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) in engineering and physics. The first part is about experimental methods of general interest. The second part is on the new International System, of Units (SI), in force since May 20, 2019.
Option 3: The Full Package (22.5 hours)Take Part 1, 2 and 3 (lectures 1-15) if the secrets of oscillators do not suffice to you without the foundations of the science of measurement.
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Tentative program, 2022 (pdf download)
Lectures for Master students