last updated June 1, 2017, tc
Physics 1-4, condensed matter physics, (quantum mechanics), (parallel 6. semester statistical mechanics)
Selected topics from experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics.
In previous semesters, a number of condensed matter physics proseminars have existed, e.g. Proseminar Oberflächenphysik, Proseminar theoretische Physik (condensed matter) and Proseminar Physik der kondensierten Materie (general introductory KoMa proseminar). These were merged into a single proseminar covering the entire broad spectrum of condensed matter physics including both theoretical as well as experimental condensed matter physics. This should result in a larger number of participants, providing a broader range of topics and feed back, thus improving the learning experience.
Note that in the fall semester, the proseminar in experimental nano- and quantumphysics is organized as a more advanced proseminar covering state-of-the-art and/or recent research results.
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.
- learn selected topics of condensed matter physics (more advanced compared to the introductory lecture of the fall semester)
- presentation skills
- discussion skills
- literature research
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 23||1st meeting, room 4.1, 12:15pm, infos and organization|
|March 2||demo presentation|
|before March 14||Email the coordinator Christian Scheller your topic of choise (plus an alternative).|
|before March 16||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)|
|April 6||Student presentation start|
Number grades 1-6 will be awarded, based on the in-class presentation and the 2-page summary. Students are expected to attend class every Thursday. Students and TAs will fill out a feedback form (anonymous) after each talk giving the presenter an evaluation. Please note that the preparation is a considerable effort (4KP).
|Dr. Christian Scheller||1.10||7 3786||D/E||coordinator|
|Silas Hoffman||4.17||7 3756||E|
|Bilal Kalyoncu||1.12||7 3691||E|
|Taras Patlatiuk||1.10||7 3786||E|
|Marcel Serina||4.8||7 3746||E|
|Dr. Dominik Zumbühl||1.16a||7 3693||D/E|
|Date||Name||Topic of the talk|
|4.5.2017||Manuel Frietsch||Organic semiconductors|
|4.5.2017||Fabio Rui||Si MOSFETs|
|11.5.2017||Mauro Spreiter||Carbon Nanotubes|
|11.5.2017||Kristopher Cerveny||Spin-orbit coupling|
|1.6.2017||Gustavo Prack||Majorana fermions|