last updated June 8, 2017, tc
Spring Semester 2016
Physics 1-4, condensed matter physics, (quantum mechanics), (parallel 6. semester statistical mechanics)
Advanced topics from condensed matter physics
Students will pick one topic (from a list, or suggest your own topic) and present it to the class (30 minutes talk plus discussion), with the goal of giving a pedagogical introduction at a level that can be followed by the class. The slides (pdf) and a 2 page summary (pdf, from LaTeX) are to be handed in. No problem sets. Topics from both theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics are available.
The teaching assistants (TAs) will guide the students through the preparation of the talk and 2-page summary. Also, there will be a demo talk done by a TA to give a good example.
|Feb 25||1st meeting, room 4.1, 12:15pm, infos and organization|
|March 3||demo presentation|
|before March 7||Email the coordinator Christian Scheller your topic of choise (plus an alternative).|
|before March 10||Assignments of TAs and set of dates for presentations. There will be typically two presentations per week. Please note that April 13 and May 25 are holidays (no classes)|
Student presentation start
The grades are pass/fail. Students are expected to attend class every Tursday. Students and TAs will fill out a feedback form (anonymous) after each talk giving the presenter an evaluation. An insufficient presentation will get a fail. A second attempt is possible. Please note that the preparation is a considerable effort (4KP).
|Dr. Christian Scheller||1.10||7 3786||D/E||coordinator|
|Bilal Kalyoncu||1.12||7 3691||E|
|Taras Patlatiuk||1.10||7 3786||E|
|Pirmin Weigele||41.12||7 3791||D/E|
|Dr. Dominik Zumbühl||1.16a||7 3693||D/E|
|Date||Name||Topic of the talk|
|19.05.2016||Constantin Lang||Quantum Hall Effect|
|19.05.2016||Patrick Winkler||Quantum Computer|
|02.06.2016||Noemi Contreras||Carbon Nanotubes|
last updated June 1, 2017, tc
Fall Semester 2016
Physics 1-4, math cycle, mechanics, electrodynamics, (parallel in 5th semester quantum mechanics and atomic and nuclear physiks, in 6th semester statistical mechanics)
Introduction to solid state physics, structure, lattice vibrations, electrons, semiconductors, magnetism
The lectures are based in part on Steve Simon's recent lectures and book (lecture notes 2012 available here) and the KoMa lecture notes by Christian Schönenberger (available here and on ADAM).
Wednesday, 11.1.2017, 10:00-12:00 (to be confirmed, 2nd Wednesday in January)
Written exam, 2 hours, similar to problem sets
Forbidden is everything else, in particular wireless/cellular devices, will lead to exclusion from the exam
Can be taken upon request during summer break if all participants of repetition agree to an oral exam.
first meeting: Tuesday, 27.9.16, 13:15 (hints for set #1)
problem sets are available on ADAM
|due||Fridays, 10:00 before lecture, leave answer in folder at office 1.10|
|returned (corrected)||Tuesday in exercise|
In order to pass/obtain the 6KP, 60% or more of the exercise points are required. The exam sets the grade.
|Taras Patlatiukfirstname.lastname@example.org||1.10||7 3786||E||Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 G2, 4.1|
|Bilal Kalyoncuemail@example.com||1.12||7 3691||E||Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 G1, 1.09|
|Liuqi Yufirstname.lastname@example.org||1.10||7 3786||E||Tuesday, 13:15-15:00, G3, AC006|
|Christian Schelleremail@example.com||1.10||7 3786||D/E|
|Dominik Zumbühlfirstname.lastname@example.org||1.16a||7 3693||D/E|