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Are you fascinated by Geosciences and willing to take the challenge of predicting the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface? This is your course! In a voyage through the Earth, Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources will explore the Earth interior and the processes forming mountains and sedimentary basins. You will understand how the sediments are formed, transported, deposited and deformed. You will develop knowledge on the behavior of petroleum and water resources. The course has an innovative approach focusing on key fundamental processes, exploring their nature and quantitative interactions. It will be shown how this acquired knowledge is used to predict the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface. This is your ideal first step as a future Geoscientists or professional to upgrade your knowledge in the domain of Earth Sciences.
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 Environmental Sciences and Land Surveying and GeoInformatics
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 Plate tectonics Earth sciences Petroleum  Geology Geology Hydrology
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The Geology 1 course is composed of three parts dedicated to 1. general knowledge of the system Earth, 2. tools for the 3D geometric representation of geological objects and 3. methods and techniques for the recognition of fundamental minerals and rocks.
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 Environmental Sciences and Land Surveying and GeoInformatics
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 Rock mechanics Minerals Earth sciences Geology
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Are you an engineer, scientist or technician? Are you dealing with measurements or big data, but are you unsure about how to proceed? This is the course that teaches you how to find the best estimates of the unknown parameters from noisy observations. You will also learn how to assess the quality of your results. TU Delft’s approach to observation theory is world leading and based on decades of experience in research and teaching in geodesy and the wider geosciences. The theory, however, can be applied to all the engineering sciences where measurements are used to estimate unknown parameters. The course introduces a standardized approach for parameter estimation, using a functional model (relating the observations to the unknown parameters) and a stochastic model (describing the quality of the observations). Using the concepts of least squares and best linear unbiased estimation (BLUE), parameters are estimated and analyzed in terms of precision and significance. The course ends with the concept of overall model test, to check the validity of the parameter estimation results using hypothesis testing. Emphasis is given to develop a standardized way to deal with estimation problems. Most of the course effort will be on examples and exercises from different engineering disciplines, especially in the domain of Earth Sciences. This course is aimed towards Engineering and Earth Sciences students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and postgraduate level.
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 Observers (Control theory) Mathematical statistics
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Energy storage will be of major importance when more and more energy is produced using fluctuating renewable sources like wind and solar power. This course concerns two energy storage methods: storage in the form of the artificial fuel hydrogen, and storage in the form of batteries. In the transition to a sustainableenergy future, both hydrogen and batteries will likely play increasingly important roles. Hydrogen has the advantage of effectively limitless scale up potential while batteries have the advantage of high energy efficiency. Methods for sustainable and renewable hydrogen production include solar, wind power, direct photoelectrolysis of water, thermal and nuclear methods as well as biological options. The students will learn about such production methods of hydrogen using renewable energy sources, and separation technologies for clean hydrogen. The application of hydrogen requires cheap, safe, lightweight and easy to handle storage of hydrogen. The course presents current options for storage of hydrogen, including light metal hydrides, large adsorption surface, and nanostructured materials, as well as gaseous and liquid hydrogen storage. It will be explained that the ultimate solution still needs to be found. Students will get an overview of most recent advances and bottlenecks, synthesis and characterization techniques. The electrical energy storage in batteries concerns the principles of (rechargeable) batteries, mainly Liion, and the relation of the performance with material properties. The relation between properties at the atomic level with the real life battery performance will be displayed. The principles will be explained in terms of basic electrochemistry and thermodynamics. The course will present recent advantage in the field of Li ion batteries. In addition supercapacitors, allowing fast (dis)charge and based on similar principles, are part of the course.
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 Building Services Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering
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 Storage batteries Renewable energy sources Hydrogen as fuel Energy storage Hydrogen  Storage
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Companies and governments have to decide upon technological strategies, i.e. which products are to be developed and which processes and infrastructures are required for the future. Several tools to consider technological strategies are dealt with in this course.
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 Technology
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 Sustainable development Technological forecasting Technological innovations  Forecasting Technological innovations  Management
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In electrical engineering, solidstate materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the soldstate physics, bandstructure and the relation with electrical properties of the solidstate materials. When the material physics has been throughly understood, the physics of the semiconductor device follows quite naturally and can be understood quickly and efficiently.
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 Physics and Electrical Engineering
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 Semiconductors Solid state physics Matter  Properties
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In this nuclear energy course, we will tackle provocative questions such as: Is nuclear energy a good substitute for fossil fuels to reduce our CO2 emission or not? Can nuclear reactors operate safely without any harm to the public and environment? How much nuclear waste is produced and how long does it need to be stored safely? How can we make nuclear energy clean and more sustainable? How much are nuclear energy costs? You will learn the physics behind nuclear science, how to gain energy from nuclear fission, how nuclear reactors operate safely, and the life cycle of nuclear fuel: from mining to disposal. In the last part of the course, we will focus on what matters most in the public debate: the economic and social impact of nuclear energy but also the future of energy systems. Practically, we will: Teach you about nuclear science and technology (radiation and radioactivity, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactors and fuel cycle, economics of nuclear energy, and the sociality aspects) Show you short videos about the theory and practical implementation of nuclear energy Stimulate discussion and debate about nuclear energy Ask you to formulate your own opinion about nuclear energy and its role in society The GENTLE consortium has sponsored and prepared this course. GENTLE is focused on maintaining the current high level of nuclear safety, and developing a highly skilled and well informed nuclear workforce, following the conclusion of the Council of the EU that it “it is essential to maintain in the European Union a high level of training in the nuclear field” to deal with reactor fleet safely, decommission obsolete plants, be involved in new builds where policy dictates, and deal with the legacy and future radioactive wastes.
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 Physics and Electrical Engineering
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 Nuclear engineering Nuclear physics Nuclear energy
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The focus of this course:  Applications of topology in condensed matter based on bulkedge correspondence.  Special attention to the most active research topics in topological condensed matter: theory of topological insulators and Majorana fermions, topological classification of “grand ten” symmetry classes, and topological quantum computation  Extensions of topology to further areas of condensed matter, such as photonic and mechanical systems, topological quantum walks, topology in fractionalized systems, driven or dissipative systems.
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 Condensed matter Topology
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The lectures are at a beginning graduate level and assume only basic familiarity with Functional Analysis and Probability Theory. Topics covered include: Random variables in Banach spaces: Gaussian random variables, contraction principles, KahaneKhintchine inequality, Anderson’s inequality. Stochastic integration in Banach spaces I: γRadonifying operators, γboundedness, Brownian motion, Wiener stochastic integral. Stochastic evolution equations I: Linear stochastic evolution equations: existence and uniqueness, Hölder regularity. Stochastic integral in Banach spaces II: UMD spaces, decoupling inequalities, Itô stochastic integral. Stochastic evolution equations II: Nonlinear stochastic evolution equations: existence and uniqueness, Hölder regularity.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Stochastic partial differential equations Evolution equations
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Quantum Information Processing aims at harnessing quantum physics to conceive and build devices that could dramatically exceed the capabilities of today’s “classical” computation and communication systems. In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts of this rapidly developing field.
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 Physics
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 Quantum computing Quantum theory  Data processing
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Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
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 Physics
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 Mesoscopic phenomena (Physics)
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How do populations grow? How do viruses spread? What is the trajectory of a glider? Many reallife problems can be described and solved by mathematical models. In this course, you will form a team with another student and work in a project to solve a reallife problem. You will learn to analyze your chosen problem, formulate it as a mathematical model (containing ordinary differential equations), solve the equations in the model, and validate your results. You will learn how to implement Euler’s method in a Python program. If needed, you can refine or improve your model, based on your first results. Finally, you will learn how to report your findings in a scientific way. This course is mainly aimed at Bachelor students from Mathematics, Engineering and Science disciplines. However it will suit anyone who would like to learn how mathematical modeling can solve realworld problems.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematical models
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Thermal conductivity, the WiedemannFranz law and the collision integral for electronelectron scattering. This course is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.
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 Physics
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 Materials  Electric properties Thermoelectricity Superconductivity
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