Lectures for PhD students

The following lectures are primarily intended for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Guests are welcome. You may be a colleague, a practitioner, a high school instructors, or even a hobbyist with personal or professional motivations to learn these things. Registering at the PhD school is all what you have to do. Registration takes a few minutes, is free of charges and goes with no privacy issues, but it is required for monitoring purposes. Please email me to get the instructions.

Live webinar available.

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.

The Scientific Publication

Burden: 10 H lectures in five sessions of 2 H each.
Download the summary and the most recent complete slide set.
During the course, you can download the partial slideshow, in progress.

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.

Time and frequency, Instrumentation, and Metrology

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.

Download the Most Recent Learning Material

Part Lectures Burden Download the latest slideshows
1 1-5 7.5 hours General instruments
2 6-10 7.5 hours Oscillators and noise (extended)
3 11-15 7.5 hours The new SI

Dates and Place

Tentative program, 2022 (pdf download)

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Lectures for Master students

RF Instrumentation, 2nd year Master

The following material is intended for my students of RF Instrumentation.
Download the previous slideshow (year 2019-2020)
Download the current slideshow (year 2020-2021. Forthcoming lectures are still missing, thus this slideshow will be complete only at the end of the course, >20 November 20, 2020).


Outils Documentaires, L1 Besançon

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