Study Programmes 2017-2018
Physics and cultural heritage
Duration :
15h Th, 5h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in physics (120 ECTS)4
Master in physics (60 ECTS)4
Lecturer :
David Strivay
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The purpose of this course is to show the interest of the analytical methods for the caracterisation of cultural heritage objects. The main technqiues used will be explained: optical (IR, visble, UV), X-rays (fluorescnece, radiography) and particles (ion beam analysis, mass spectrometry, electron microscopy). Case studies in the different fields will be explaines (pigment, metal, glass,...).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Introduction to the main analytical tehniques used in the study of cultural heritage objects.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The theory is taught face-to-face. Laboratory visits and demonstrations are organized.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The course is given in the first semester according to the schedule distributed at the beginning of the academic year by the Department logisticians.
Recommended or required readings :
Lecture slides.
Assessment methods and criteria :
The evaluation consists in a written exam.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
+32 4 366.36.95
Items online :
Slides available on eCampus