Lectures for PhD students and young scientists

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 instructions.

Lecture site and live webinar. All classes are at Supmicrotech/ENSMM, Besancon. Live webinar is available only to participants not based in Besancon. Whoever lives/works in Besancon and close surroundings has to attend the classes.

Restrictions. The French National Research Council CNRS rules that collaboration with some Countries (quite a small number) is forbidden. Consequently, whoever is resident, or affiliated to a Company in one of those Countries, is not allowed to attend class/online lectures. In case of doubt, a proof may be required.

The Scientific Publication (10 hours)

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.

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Time and frequency, Instrumentation, and Metrology (3×7.5 hours)

Option 1: The Full Package (recommended, Part 1, 2 and 3, 21.5 hours)

Take Part 1, 2 and 3 (lectures 1-15) to get the secrets of oscillators, together with the foundations of the science of measurement.

Option 2: Oscillators and Noise (Part 1-2, 15 hours)

Take Part 1 and 2 (lectures 1-10) if you need to know the secrets of stable and low-noise oscillators, how they can be measured, and the systems they belong to. These lectures 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 and young research fellows working on a topic broadly related to time and frequency, including optics and astronomy.

Option 3: Scientific Instruments (Part 1 and 3, 15 hours)

Take Part 1 and 3 (lectures 1-5 and 11-15) if you are 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 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.

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Part Lectures Burden Download the latest slideshows
_ _ _ Welcome and Introduction
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 International System of Units SI

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Tentative program

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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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