IDFM-Modern Physics Encounters 2018 – Experimental course

logo_idfm_webThe course is addressed to Mathematics and Physics teachers and its main goal is to deepen the experimental side in Modern Physics teaching. This course consists of a theoretical part and a practical part in which teachers will carry out three different experiments.

Lecturer: Susanna Bertelli (INFN-LNF). To read the lecturer’s short-bio click here.

Course structure:
The course will be made up of 4 postmeridian lessons, each one 4-hours long:

  • 1 frontal theoretical lesson (4 hours)
  • 3 experimental lessons (12 hours). Participants may choose among the different experiments proposed.

 

Lectures from 14.30 to 18.30, at INFN National Laboratory of Frascati.
A certificate of attendance will be granted to each participant.

Max number of participants: 36

 

  • THEORETICAL LESSON
  • EXPERIMENTS
  • REGISTRATION
  • INFORMATION

THEORETICAL LESSON – 4 hours


There will be only one theoretical lesson. It will be repeated twice in order to enable all participants to assist.

After the registration, the applicant may choose one between the following dates:

January: 29
February: 19

The applicant may choose the dates for both the theoretical and the three practical lectures by submitting the specific doodle forms which will be sent by the organizing secretary once the registration has been completed.

During the theoretical lesson the lecturer will talk about the historical context in which Modern Physics has been developed. Then she will explain all the experiments proposed for the experimental part.

The topics that will be discussed are:

  • The crisis of Classical Mechanics: atomic spectra, black body and photoelectric effect
  • Discovery of radioactivity
  • Physics of the electron

EXPERIMENTS – 12 hours

After the registration, applicants will attend three experimental lectures. During each lesson it will be performed one of the following experiments:

FRANCK-HERTZ EXPERIMENT
In this experiment you will plot the current-voltage for neon and mercury; then you will measure the discontinuous emission of energy from the free electrons in inelastic collisions.

PHYSICS OF THE ELECTRON
These experiments aim at proving the rectilinear propagation of an electron beam and the deflection of electrons in magnetic field; moreover, you will study the thermionic emission, the electrons diffraction and you will calculate the e/m ratio.

PLANCK’S CONSTANT DETERMINATION
Here you will measure the Planck’s constant using LEDs emitting at different wavelengths.

ATOMIC SPECTRA
This experience consists in performing measurements of the spectrum of inert gases and metal vapours with a diffraction grating.

Applicants may choose one of the following dates:

January: 30-31
February: 1-2-20-21-22
March: 5-6-7
The applicant may choose the dates for both the theoretical and the three practical lectures by submitting the specific doodle forms which will be sent by the organizing secretary once the registration has been completed.

Registration and payment terms:


Registrations must be carried out no later than the 3rd of December 2017.

Those who signed up will receive a confirmation and the instruction about the method of payment which must be execute not later than the 13th of December 2017. Your participation will be considered ensured only after its regularization. Applicants properly registered will be able to choose the dates for the 4 lessons submitting the specific doodle forms which will be sent via e-mail by the organizing secretary on the 14th of December 2017.

Registration for the waiting list

The maximum number of applications has been reached, however we invite you to sign up on our waiting list.

Registration charge:
There is an application fee of € 100,00.

Payments can be executed via Carta del Docente or bank transfer.

Certificate:
Certificate of attendance. INFN is a body accredited for training under Ministerial Decree of 10th July 2000, n. 177 art. 1.

 

 

How to reach LNF

To get info about reaching LNF click here.

 

For any information please write to the course contact persons:

Sara Arnone

Debora Bifaretti

info.idfm@lists.lnf.infn.it

2017 Edition