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Practical Course M

WS2021: Advanced Practical Courses M in presence

As far as possible, the experiments shall be offered in presence again. Nevertheless, the preliminary discussions for each experiment will stay in the online format and should take place about a week before the planned experiment. In the preliminary discussion, the basic principles of the experiment are discussed in detail in order to keep the contact time during the experiment as short as possible. Therefore, please contact the respective supervisor well in advance of the planned appointment and be well prepared about the basics of the respective experiment already for the online preliminary discussion.
In these preliminary meetings, also the organizational details concerning the on-site experiment are clarified, which differ depending on the individual experiments or may change at short notice depending on the actual Covid-19 development. For some experiments and/or course groups, it may be necessary, for example, that only 2 students will come to the on-site experiment and a further group member will take part via video.

According to the current rules of the University of Cologne, only those who have been immunized or tested negative for the Corona virus are allowed to participate at presence events. For each face-to-face appointment, please bring a valid 3G certificate and also print out the  "declaration form for participation in on-site experiments" and hand in a filled and signed version of this declaration.

This Website is about the experiments in solid state physics of the Advanced Practical Course M. General information about the entire Advanced Practical Course M are located on the

The Advanced Practical Course M consists of the catogories: Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Solid State Physics,  Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics. In general, you will perform 4 experiments in two of these categories and you have to register for each of these categories separately.

In order to ensure a smooth and efficient run of the Advanced Practical Course you are asked to download this more detailed description of the regulations and to follow these instructions throughout the course.

Registrations in groups of 2-3 student are possible and welcome, but nevertheless each student has to register individually. The student who registers first receives a group code, which has to be entered during the registration of the other student(s) in order to join the same group.

The Experiments M2.x are located in different laboratories of the II. Physikalisches Institut. Please, meet your tutors at the entrance of the II. Physikalisches Institut.