Nicolas Gruber: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2019

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber
LehrgebietUmweltphysik
Adresse
I. f. Biogeochemie/Schadstoffdyn.
ETH Zürich, CHN E 31.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 03 52
Fax+41 44 632 16 91
E-Mailnicolas.gruber@env.ethz.ch
URLhttps://up.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.NDU4Mzg=.TGlzdC8xNzUxLC0zMDYxNTA1MjU=.html
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
651-4095-01LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, E. Fischer, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-02LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, E. Fischer, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-03LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, E. Fischer, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
701-0033-00LPraktikum Physik für Studierende in Umweltnaturwissenschaften Information
Einschreibung nur unter Link.
Keine Belegung über myStudies notwendig. Alle weiteren Informationen siehe: Link

Zum Praktikum werden nur Studierende ab dem 3. Semester BSc UMNW zugelassen.
2 KP4PM. Münnich, A. Biland, N. Gruber
KurzbeschreibungAuseinandersetzung mit den grundlegenden Problemen des Experimentes. Durch selbstständige Durchführung physikalischer Versuche aus Teilbereichen der Elementarphysik wird der Einsatz von und der Umgang mit Messinstrumenten sowie die korrekte Auswertung und Beurteilung der Beobachtungen erlernt. Die Physik als persönliches Erlebnis spielt dabei eine wichtige Rolle.
LernzielDie Arbeit im Laboratorium bildet einen wichtigen Teil einer modernen naturwissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Anhand einfacher, vorgegebenen Versuchsaufbauten soll das Praktikum folgendes vermitteln:

- Den praktische Aufbau des Experimentes und die Kenntnis verschiedener Messmethoden,
- den Einsatz und Umgang von Messinstrumenten,
- die korrekte Durchführung, Auswertung und Beurteilung der Messungen. Ausserdem soll der Kurs die Kenntnisse in Elementarphysik vertiefen.

Neben aus dem Anfängerpraktikum für Physiker ausgewählten Versuchen
bezwecken speziell für den Bachelorstudiengang Umweltnaturwissenschaften entwickelte Versuchen die wechelseitigen Beziehungen zwischen physikalischer Prozesse zu chemischen und biologischen Phänomenen erleuchten
InhaltDie Studierenden wählen sich 6 der 18 angebotenen Versuchen aus, die sie durchführen möchten. Nach der Durchführung dieser Versuche analysieren die Studierenden ihre Messungen, schätzen den Fehler ihrer Resultate ab und vergleichen diese mit der physikalischen Theorie.
SkriptVersuchsanleitungen werden auf den Moodle Kursseiten zur Verfügung gestellt.
701-1302-00LTerm Paper 2: Seminar Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants is limited.

Only for Environmental Sciences MSc.

Prerequisite: Term Paper 1: Writing (701-1303-00L).
2 KP1SM. Ackermann, L. Winkel, N. Gruber, J. Hering, R. Kretzschmar, M. Lever, K. McNeill, A. N'Guyen van Chinh, D. Or, M. H. Schroth, B. Wehrli
KurzbeschreibungThis class is the 2nd part of a series and participation is conditional on the successful completion of "Term Paper 1: Writing". The results from the term paper written during the previous term are presented to the other students and advisors and discussed with the audience.
LernzielThe goal of the term paper seminars is to train the student's ability to communicate (scientific) results to a wider audience and the ability to respond to questions and comments.
InhaltEach student presents the results of their term paper to fellow students and advisors and responds to questions and comments from the audience.
SkriptGuidelines and supplementary material are distributed on the Moodle platform.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThere is no final exam. Grade is assigned based on the quality of the presentation and ensuing discussion.

To obtain the credits, it is mandatory to attend at least 60% of all seminar dates offered in the fall and spring semester. Active participation in discussion and feedback rounds is expected.
701-1303-00LTerm Paper 1: Writing Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Only for Environmental Sciences MSc.

Number pf participants is limited.
5 KP6AL. Winkel, N. Gruber, J. Hering, R. Kretzschmar, M. Lever, K. McNeill, A. N'Guyen van Chinh, D. Or, B. Wehrli
KurzbeschreibungThe ability to critically evaluate original (scientific) literature and to summarise the information in a succinct manner is an important skill for any student. This course aims to practice this ability, requiring each student to write a term paper of scientific quality on a topic of relevance for research in the areas of biogeochemistry and pollutant dynamics.
LernzielThe goal of the term paper is to train the student's ability to critically evaluate scientific literature and to summarise the findings concisely in a paper addressing a research question.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- narrow down a research question.
- identify relevant literature to address the research question.
- concisely summarise and critically evaluate their findings.
- formulate key outstanding questions.
InhaltEach student is expected to write a paper with a length of approximately 15-20 pages. The students can choose from a list of topics prepared by the tutors, but the final topic will be determined based on a balance of choice and availability. The students will be guided and advised by their tutors throughout the course.

The paper itself should contain the following elements:
- Motivation and context of the given topic (25%)
- Concise presentation and critical evaluation of the state of the science (50%)
- Identification of open questions and perhaps outline of opportunities for research (25%)

In addition, the accurate use of citations, attribution of ideas, and the judicious use of figures, tables, equations and references are critical components of a successful paper. Specialised knowledge is not expected, nor required; neither is new research.
SkriptGuidelines and supplementary material are distributed on the Moodle platform.
LiteraturOriginal scientific literature will be identified based on the chosen topic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe term paper course is primarily aimed at master students majoring in biogeochemistry & pollutant dynamics and ISTP students with a solid background in natural sciences and a strong interest in biogeochemistry & pollutant dynamics.

Each students submits a term paper that will be reviewed by one fellow student and one faculty. The submission of the term paper and a written review of another student's term paper are a condition for obtaining the credit points.

There is no final exam. Grade is assigned based on the quality of the term paper and the submitted review as well as on the presentation in the following term.

Results from the term paper will be presented to fellow students and involved faculty in the following semester ("Term Paper 2: Seminar").
701-1346-00LCarbon Mitigation Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 90.
3 KP2GN. Gruber
KurzbeschreibungFuture climate change can only kept within reasonable bounds when CO2 emissions are drastically reduced. In this course, we will discuss a portfolio of options involving the alteration of natural carbon sinks and carbon sequestration. The course includes introductory lectures, presentations from guest speakers from industry and the public sector, and final presentations by the students.
LernzielThe goal of this course is to investigate, as a group, a particular set of carbon mitigation/sequestration options and to evaluate their potential, their cost, and their consequences.
InhaltFrom the large number of carbon sequestration/mitigation options, a few options will be selected and then investigated in detail by the students. The results of this research will then be presented to the other students, the involved faculty, and discussed in detail by the whole group.
SkriptNone
LiteraturWill be identified based on the chosen topic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExam: No final exam. Pass/No-Pass is assigned based on the quality of the presentation and ensuing discussion.