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Physics Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2010)
Proseminars, Experimental and Theoretical Semester Papers
To organise a semester project take contact with one of the instructors.

Not all lecturers are directly eligible in myStudies if "Professors" is the required type of lecturers. In such cases please take contact with the Study Administration (
402-0215-BSLExperimental Semester Project in a Group of the Physics Department Information Restricted registration - show details W9 credits18AProfessors
AbstractThe aim of the project is to give the student experience in working in a research environment, carrying out physics experiments, analysing and interpreting the resulting data.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Leistungskontrolle erfolgt aufgrund eines oder mehrerer schriftlicher Berichte bzw. einer schriftlichen Arbeit.
402-0510-BSLAdvanced Solid State Physics Experiments Restricted registration - show details
Supervisors for this experimental semester paper:
Prof. Christian Degen
Prof. Leonardo Degiorgi
Prof. Klaus Ensslin
Prof. Thomas Ihn
Prof. Joël Mesot
Prof. Danilo Pescia
Prof. Andreas Vaterlaus
Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Prof. Werner Wegscheider
Prof. Andrey Zheludev
W9 credits18PSupervisors
AbstractExperiments in condensed matter physics. The work includes the planning, build-up, data taking and analysis, and interpretation of the experimental results.
ObjectiveZiel ist das Entwickeln von Fähigkeiten, moderne Experimente in der Festkörperphysik durchzuführen. Dazu dienen experimentelle Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Festkörperphysik, meist in enger Zusammenarbeit mit laufenden Forschungsaktivitäten in den Forschungsgruppen.
ContentDurchführung von Experimenten aus dem Gebiet der Festkörperphysik. Planung, Aufbau, Durchführung, Auswertung und Interpretation der Experimente.
Lecture notesn/a
Prerequisites / NoticeArbeiten in einer Forschungsgruppe sind besonders gut geeignet, die Studierenden mit aktuellen Forschungsthemen und mit moderner Instrumentierung bekannt zu machen.
402-0400-BSLAdvanced Quantum Electronics Experiments Restricted registration - show details
Advisors for this experimental semester paper:
Prof. Tilman Esslinger
Prof. Jérôme Faist
Prof. Rachel Grange
Prof. Jonathan Home
Prof. Atac Imamoglu
Prof. Steven Johnson
Prof. Ursula Keller
W9 credits18PSupervisors
AbstractImplementation of experiments in quantum electronics. Planning, design, realisation, evaluation, and interpretation of the experiments.
ContentDurchführung von Versuchen im Gebiet der Optik, z.B. Holographie und Laserphysik. Planung, Aufbau, Durchführung, Auswertung und Interpretation der Experimente.
402-0719-BSLParticle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) Restricted registration - show details W9 credits18PC. Grab
AbstractDuring semester breaks 6-12 students stay for 3 weeks at PSI and participate in a hands-on course on experimental particle physics. A small real experiment is performed in common, including apparatus design, construction, running and data analysis. The course includes some lectures, but the focus lies on the practical aspects of experimenting.
ObjectiveStudents learn all the different steps it takes to perform a complete particle physics experiment in a small team. They acquire skills to do this themselves in the team, including design, construction, data taking and data analysis.
402-0717-BSLParticle Physics at CERN Restricted registration - show details W9 credits18PF. Nessi-Tedaldi, W. Lustermann
AbstractDuring the semester break participating students stay for 4 weeks at CERN and perform experimental work relevant to our particle physics projects. Dates to be agreed upon.
ObjectiveStudents learn, by doing, the needed skills to perform a small particle physics experiment: setup, problem solving, data taking, analysis, interpretation and presentation in a written report of publication quality.
ContentDetailed information in:
Prerequisites / NoticeLanguage of instruction: English or German
402-0340-BSLMedical Physics Restricted registration - show details W9 credits18PA. J. Lomax, K. P. Prüssmann, M. Rudin
AbstractIn agreement with the lecturers a semester paper in the context of the topics discussed in the lectures can be written.
402-0240-00LAdvanced Physics Laboratory II Information Restricted registration - show details
Prerequiste: "Advanced Physics Laboratory I" completed. Before enroling in "Advanced Physics Laboratory II", please enrol in "Advanced Physics Laboratory I".

Enrol at most once in the course of the Bachelor programme!
W9 credits18PC. Grab, T. M. Ihn
AbstractThis laboratory course provides basic experimental skill training for performing physics experiments, including: Implementation of physics experiments using an instruction manual. Planning, designing, realizing, analyzing, and interpreting experiments. Estimating measurement precision.
ObjectiveStudents should learn how to perform a bit more complex experiments, analyze the data and interpret the results.
GESS Science in Perspective
GESS Science in Perspective
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» Recommended Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-PHYS.
Language Courses
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Additional Courses, Seminars and Colloquia
First or Second Year Additional Courses
402-0351-00LAstronomyZ2 credits2VH. M. Schmid, W. Schmutz
AbstractAn overview on the important topics in modern astronomy: planets, sun, stars, milky way, galaxies, and cosmology
ObjectiveThis lecture gives a general introduction to main topics in modern astronomy. The lecture provide a basis for the more advanced lectures in astrophysics.
ContentPlaneten, Sonne, Sterne, Milchstrasse, Galaxien und Kosmologie.
Lecture notesKopien der Präsentationen werde zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureAstronomie. Harry Nussbaumer, Hans Martin Schmid
vdf Vorlesungsskripte (8. Auflage)

Der Neue Kosmos. A. Unsöld, B. Baschek, Springer
401-1511-00LGeometryZ3 credits2V + 1UT. Ilmanen
AbstractWe will study the topology and geometry of 2 and 3 dimensional spaces (manifolds) from an informal point of view.
Objective-what is it like to live in a non-Euclidean space (for example, in a surface)?
-orientation, genus, curvature
-classification of closed orientable surfaces
-spherical, Euclidean, and hyperbolic geometry
-3-manifolds a la Thurston
LiteratureJeffrey R. Weeks. The Shape of Space.

Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland. 1884.
Additional Courses
402-0247-00LElectronics for Physicists I (Analogue)Z4 credits2V + 2PR. Horisberger
AbstractPassive elts, linear complex networks, transmission lines, simulation of analog circuits, semiconductor elts: diodes, bipolar and fieldeffect transistors, basic amplifier circuits, small signal analysis, differential amplifiers, noise in analog circuits, operational amplifiers, OTAs, gyrator circuits, feedback and stability in amplifiers, oscillators, ADCs and DACs, introduction in CMOS technology
ContentPassive elements, linear complex networks, transmission lines, simulation of analog circuits (SPICE), semiconductor elements: diodes, bipolar and fieldeffect transistors, basic amplifier circuits, small signal analysis, differential amplifiers, noise in analog circuits, operational amplifiers, OTA's, gyrator circuits, feedback and stability in amplifiers, oscillators, ADC's and DAC's, introduction in CMOS technology.
Practical excercises in small groups to the above themes complement the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeEmpfohlene Vorlesung für Studierende der Experimentalphysik. Keine Vorkenntnisse in Elektronik vorausgesetzt.
Additional Courses (from Second Year Mathematics Bachelor)
401-2003-00LAlgebra IZ7 credits4V + 2UL. Halbeisen
AbstractIntroduction and development of some basic algebraic structures - groups, rings, fields.
ObjectiveIntroduction to basic notions and results of group, ring and field
ContentGroup Theory: basic notions and examples of groups; Subgroups, Quotient groups and Homomorphisms, Sylow Theorems, Group actions and applications

Ring Theory: basic notions and examples of rings; Ring Homomorphisms, ideals and quotient rings, applications

Field Theory: basic notions and examples of fields; finite fields, applications

At the end we prove Mordell's Theorem for special elliptic curves.
LiteratureJ.F. Humphreys: A Course in Group Theory (Oxford University Press)
G. Smith and O. Tabachnikova: Topics in Group Theory (Springer-Verlag)
M. Artin: Algebra (Birkhaeuser Verlag)
R. Lidl and H. Niederreiter: Introduction to Finite Fields and their Applications (Cambridge University Press)
B.L. van der Waerden: Algebra I & II (Springer Verlag)
Seminars and Colloquia
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information E-0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information E-0 credits1KS. Huber, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, O. Zilberberg, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium is jointly organized by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to bring both students and faculty with diverse interests in theoretical physics together. Leading experts explain the basic questions in their field of research and communicate the fascination for their work.
401-5330-00LTalks in Mathematical Physics Information E-0 credits1KA. Cattaneo, G. Felder, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, H. Knörrer, T. H. Willwacher, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics Information E-0 credits1SA. Zheludev, G. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0551-00LLaser SeminarE-0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0600-00LNuclear and Particle Physics with ApplicationsE-0 credits2SA. Rubbia, G. Dissertori, C. Grab, K. S. Kirch, R. Wallny
AbstractResearch colloquium
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