Quantum Coherence Lab

Zumbühl Group


Physik der Kondensierten Materie (10878-01 Vorlesung mit Übung 6KP)

last updated Sep 18, 2017, tc
Fall Semester 2017

Ilaria Zardo
Dominik Zumbühl


Fall semester 2017

  • Lectures: Thursdays, 12:15-14:00 and Fridays, 10:15-12:00, HS2
  • Exercises: Thuesdays, 08:15-10:00, 3 groups (see below)



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





Lecture Notes

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 on ADAM).



Wednesday, 17.1.2018, 10:00-12:00 (to be confirmed, 3rd Wednesday in January)

Written exam, 2 hours, similar to problem sets


  • handwritten notes, max 5 pages A4 (double sided) or 10 pages (single sided)
  • non-programmable calculator
  • English-German dictionary

Forbidden is everything else, in particular wireless/cellular devices, will lead to exclusion from the exam


Repetition Exam

Can be taken upon request during summer break if all participants of repetition agree to an oral exam.



Tuesdays, 08:15-10:00

first meeting: Tuesday, 26.9.17, 08:15 (hints for set #1)

problem sets are available on ADAM


dueFridays, 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.


problem set #1
releaseFriday, 22.9.17
hintsTuesday, 26.9.17
dueFriday, 29.9.17
corrections & discussionTuesday, 03.10.17


Teaching Team

Dr. Marta de Lucamarta.deluca(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch3.057 5677E/ITuesday, 8:15-10:00
Dr. Claudia Fasolatoclaudia.fasolato(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch3.057 5677E/ITuesday, 8:15-10:00
Taras Patlatiuktaras.patlatiuk(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch1.107 3786ETuesday, 8:15-10:00
Dr. Brendan Shieldsbrendan.shields(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch3.137 3770ETuesday, 8:15-10:00
Dr. Christian Schellerchristian.scheller(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch1.107 3786D/E
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Zardoilaria.zardo(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch3.157 3734I/E/D
Prof. Dr. Dominik Zumbühldominik.zumbuhl(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch1.16a7 3693D/E