CUSA1035 Mysteries in the Atomic World
|Programme||CUSA1035 Mysteries in the Atomic World
|CUHK Organising Unit||Science Academy for Young Talent,
Centre for Promoting Science Education
|Host Institution / Organisation|
|Programme Overview||This course will bring students to retrace the thinking paths of physicists in the early 20th century to unravel the mysteries of atoms. The course includes lectures, experiments, and a visit. Students will glimpse through the basic concepts of quantum physics, such as wave particle duality, quantization, wave function and its probabilistic interpretation, spin, and their applications to understand some atomic and nuclear phenomena, including energy levels in atoms, atomic spectra, formation of molecules, as well as a more advanced topic on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is now widely applied to medical imaging.
Students will gain hands-on experience in using modern laboratory equipment to measure atomic spectra, and determine the charge mass ratio of electron. A visit to a company in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park will also be included to let students see the operation of a medical MRI machine.
|Programme Period||23 Aug – 01 Sep 2018|
|Location(s)||Science Centre, CUHK, Hong Kong|
|Level of Study Requirement||
|Eligibility||S4 – S6 students who have basic knowledge on mechanics and waves|
|Type of Programme||Non credit-bearing programme|
|Programme Fee||HKD 3,250|
|Application Period||03 Apr – 18 May 2018|
|Application Details||Online Application|