"Enrico Fermi" Chair Course 2021/2022


Sapienza Università di Roma, “Enrico Fermi” Chair
Lectures of "Enrico Fermi" Chair in Academic year 2021-2022 will be held by Prof. Serge Haroche, Collège de France, Sorbonne Université, Paris, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".

Course Title: A History of the science of light from Galileo’s telescope to the laser and the quantum information revolution.
Titolo del Corso: Scienza della luce: dal telescopio di Galileo al laser a alla rivoluzione dell'informazione quantistica.

The Course will consist of 15 Lectures, which will be held during the afternoon in aula Amaldi, Marconi building, according to the following schedule:

27 January 2022, from 2pm to 4pm - Light in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
3 February 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Light in the nineteenth century.
10 February 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - The first cloud of Lord Kelvin: Relativity.
17 February 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - The second cloud of Lord Kelvin: quantum physics.
24 February 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - The principles of quantum physics.
3 March 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - The first quantum revolution in technology.
10 March 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Entanglement.
17 March 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - The birth of modern atomic physics.
24 March 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Optical pumping methods and the birth of the laser.
31 March 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - High resolution spectroscopy and Laser induced quantum interference phenomena.
7 April 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Cavity quantum electrodynamics.
21 April 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - A passion for precision: the measurement of time.
28 April 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics.
5 May 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Juggling with atoms and photons in a box.
12 May 2022, from 4pm to 6pm - Conclusion: coming back to the history of time measurement.

In order to offer to all the participants the opportunity to directly interact with Prof. Haroche, we encourage you to follow the lectures in presence at the Physics Department. Given the current pandemic emergency, all the lectures will be also available remotely (via this link), while the entrances to the aula Amaldi will be on quota and duly monitored; in order to keep track of the participants, please fill the following mandatory form (when asked, please use  "Prof. Paolo Mataloni" as "Nominativo del referente di Sapienza" and "cattedrafermi.fisica@uniroma1.it" as "Email del referente di Sapienza").

All the lectures and the supporting teaching materials will be published by the Physics Department.

The lectures, free of charge, are open to a non-specialist audience; in order to register for the course, please fill the following form. At the end of the course, upon request (at cattedrafermi.fisica@uniroma1.it), the Physics Department will issue an attendance certificate to the registered participants.

The Physics Department offers to high school students, belonging to the third, fourth and fifth grades, a quota of 100 places for participation in the course "Science of light: from Galileo's telescope to lasers and the quantum information revolution " within the PCTO (Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation) framework.
The schools that are part of the Sapienza network are enabled to enter requests (further information available at the following link).

To complete the PCTO course, a minimum number of attendances equal to 70% of the total lessons is required; at least half of them has to be in presence (in the classroom). The students satisfying such requirements will be asked to write a short scientific report, on a topic chosen from the main ones covered during the Prof. Haroche lectures (a short list of possible options is available at the following link).

For more information, please contact:

L' Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma