CUSA1035 Mysteries in the Atomic World

Programme CUSA1035 Mysteries in the Atomic World

 

CUSA1035 原子世界的奧秘

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

本課程帶領學生重溫二十世紀初物理學家探索原子奧秘的過程。課程包括講座、實驗,和參觀三部分。學生將瞥見量子物理的基本概念,包括波粒二象性、量子化、波函數及其或然率詮釋、自旋;這些概念如何應用於了解原子和核子的現象,包括原子的能階、光譜、分子的形成,以及一個較深入、目前廣泛應用於醫療造影的現象:磁力共振。

 

學生也會學習如何利用現代科學儀器測量原子的光譜,以及電子的電荷質量比。課程也包括到香港科學技術園參觀一間儀器公司,以觀察醫學磁力共振儀器的運作。

 

Programme Period 23 Aug – 01 Sep 2018
Location(s) Science Centre, CUHK, Hong Kong
Programme Nature
  • Academic Studies
Target Students
  • Hong Kong students
Level of Study Requirement
  • Secondary school
Eligibility S4 – S6 students who have basic knowledge on mechanics and waves
Type of Programme Non credit-bearing programme
Programme Fee HKD 3,250
Accommodation No
Application Period 03 Apr – 18 May 2018
Application Details Online Application
Programme Website www.sci.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/sayt/courses/by-year/summer-courses-2018
Enquiry sayt@cuhk.edu.hk