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Open lectures for PhD students and young scientists

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

Guests are welcome Colleagues, practitioners, high school instructors, PhD student from other Countries, and hobbyists with personal or professional motivations may like to learn these things.

Hybrid in-person and online lectures. All classes are kindly hosted for free by Supmicrotech. The lectures are available online only to participants not based in Besançon and surroundings. Local folks have to attend classes.

Restrictions. As ruled by the CNRS rules, new collaborations with some Countries (quite a small list indeed) are 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.

Registration is required. Everything is free of charge, but registration implies some kind of motivation and commitment. At least the schedule matches your availability, and you have some awareness of the contents.
French PhD students, please register via your "Ecole Doctorale," and email me if something goes wrong.
Guests, please email me at enrico [dot] rubiola [at] femto-st [dot] fr. Confirmation comes quite soon. A few days before the first lecture you have to provide a small amount of information about you, mainly for monitoring purposes, and you receive the web link.

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

Option A (recommended): The Full Package (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 B: 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 C 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.

Registration is required. See above in this page

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_ _ _ 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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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.

Registration is required. See above in this page

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