Manfred Sigrist: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2020

Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
NameHerr Prof. Dr. Manfred Sigrist
LehrgebietTheoretische Physik
Adresse
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 23.8
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 25 84
E-Mailmansigri@ethz.ch
DepartementPhysik
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics0 KP1SA. Zheludev, G. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff
KurzbeschreibungResearch colloquium
Lernziel
402-0505-00LPhysics in the Smartphone
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
6 KP3GM. Sigrist
KurzbeschreibungPhysics in today's high-tech smartphone. Examples: network topology and scratch proof glass, spin-orbit coupling - brighter displays, GPS and general theory of relativity, electromagnetic response of matter (transparent metals for displays, GPS signal propagation), light-field cameras, CCD and CMOS light sensors, physics stops Moore's law, meta-materials for antennas, MEMS sensor physics, etc.
LernzielStudents recognize and appreciate the enormous impact "physics" has on today's high tech world. Abstract concepts, old and recent, encountered in the lectures are implemented and present all around us.

Students are actively involved in the preparation and presentation of the topics, and thus acquire valuable professional skills.
InhaltWe explore how traditional and new physics concepts and achievements make their way into today's ubiquitous high-tech gadget : the smartphone.
Examples of topics include:
network topology and scratch proof Gorilla glass,
spin-orbit coupling makes for four times brighter displays,
no GPS without general theory of relativity,
electromagnetic response of matter (transparent metals for displays, GPS signal propagation in the atmosphere),
lightfield cameras replacing CCD and CMOS light sensors,
physical limitations to IC scaling: the end of "Moore's law",
meta-materials for antennas,
physics of the various MEMS sensors,
etc., etc.,
SkriptThe presentation material and original literature will be distributed weekly.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic physics lectures and introduction to solid state physics are expected.

This is a "3 hour" course, with two hours set for <tba>, and the third one to be set at the beginning of the semester.

An introductory event is planed in the first week of the term on Wednesday, September 19th - 17:45 in the room HIT K51. In this meeting we will fix the time of the usual lecture and we will distribute the topics for the presentations during the term. The tutors will briefly present each topics.
402-0580-00LSuperconductivity6 KP2V + 1UM. Sigrist
KurzbeschreibungSuperconductivity: thermodynamics, London and Pippard theory; Ginzburg-Landau theory: spontaneous symmetry breaking, flux quantization, type I and II superconductors; microscopic BCS theory: electron-phonon mechanism, Cooper pairing, quasiparticle spectrum, thermodynamics and response to magnetic fields. Josephson effect: superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID) and other applications.
LernzielIntroduction to the most important concepts of superconductivity both on phenomenological and microscopic level, including experimental and theoretical aspects.
InhaltThis lecture course provides an introduction to superconductivity, covering both experimental as well as theoretical aspects. The following topics are covered:
Basic phenomena of superconductivity: thermodynamics, electrodynamics, London and Pippard theory; Ginzburg-Landau theory: spontaneous symmetry breaking, flux quantization, properties of type I and II superconductors; mixed phase; microscopic BCS theory: electron-phonon mechanism, Cooper pairing, coherent state, quasiparticle spectrum, thermodynamics and response to magnetic fields; Josephson effects, superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID)and other applications.
SkriptLecture notes and additional materials are available.
LiteraturM. Tinkham: "Introduction to Superconductivity"
P. G. de Gennes: "Superconductivity Of Metals And Alloys"
W. Buckel and R. Kleiner: "Superconductivity - Fundamentals and Applications"
J.B. Ketterson and S.N. Song: "Superconductivity"
J.R. Schrieffer: "Theory of Superconductivity"
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe preceding attendance of the scheduled lecture courses "Introduction to Solid State Physics" and "Quantum Mechanics I" are mandatory. The lectures "Quantum Mechanics II" and "Solid State Theory" provide the most optimal conditions to follow this course.