Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Physics Bachelor Information
Proseminars, Experimental and Theoretical Semester Papers
To organise a semester project take contact with one of the instructors.
402-0717-BSLParticle Physics at CERN Information Restricted registration - show details W8 credits15PW. 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 W8 credits15PA. J. Lomax, K. P. Prüssmann
AbstractIn agreement with the lecturers a semester paper in the context of the topics discussed in the lectures can be written.
402-0000-10LPhysics Lab 4
Prerequiste: "Physics Lab 3" completed. Before enroling in "Physics Lab 4", please enrol in "Physics Lab 3".

Enrol at most once in the course of the Bachelor programme!
W8 credits15PM. Donegà, S. Gvasaliya
AbstractThis laboratory course provides basic training of experimental skills. These are experimental design, implementation, measurement, data analysis and interpretation, as well as error analysis. The experimental work has to be complemented by a concise written report, which trains the scientific writing skills.
Manuals for the individual experiments are available in English.
ObjectiveStudents learn to independently perform advanced experiments and document them scientifically correct.

Students are required to attend a safety lecture on the first day of the course and pass the corresponding online moodle-test before being allowed to access the laboratory rooms and perform the experiments.

The following aspects are emphasized:
- understanding complicated physical phenomena
- structured approach to experiments with complex instruments
- various practical aspects of experimenting and determining uncertainties
- learning the relevant statistical methods for data analysis
- interpretation of measurements and uncertainties
- describing the experiments and the results in a scientifically proper manner, in direct analogy to publishing
- ethical aspects of experimental research and scientific communication
ContentWe offer experiments covering the following topics:
Basic topics from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and electronics; as well as central topics from nuclear and particle physics, quantum electronics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics and astrophysics.
Lecture notesInstructions for experiments are available in English.
Prerequisites / NoticeFrom a variety of over 50 experiments, students have to perform 4 experiments covering different topics. The experimental work is complemented by writing a scientific report.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
GESS Science in Perspective
Science in Perspective
» see Science in Perspective: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability
» Recommended Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-PHYS.
Language Courses
» see Science in Perspective: Language Courses ETH/UZH
Additional Courses, Seminars and Colloquia
First or Second Year Additional Courses
402-0351-00LAstronomyZ2 credits2VS. P. Quanz
AbstractAn overview of 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 provides a basis for the more advanced lectures in astrophysics.
ContentPlaneten, Sonne, Sterne, Milchstrasse, Galaxien und Kosmologie.
Lecture notesKopien der Präsentationen werde zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureDer Neue Kosmos. A. Unsöld, B. Baschek, Springer

Oder sonstige Grundlehrbücher zur Astronomie.
401-1511-00LGeometry Information Restricted registration - show details Z3 credits2V + 1UT. Ilmanen
AbstractSymmetry, metrics, and groups
ObjectiveUnderstand geometric symmetry
ContentPlatonic solids, polytopes, crystals, Euclidean space, hyperbolic space, the sphere, metric spaces, their metric properties and symmetry groups -- as far as possible.
Lecture notesSee course website
LiteratureSee course website
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Additional Courses (from Second Year Mathematics Bachelor)
401-2003-00LAlgebra I Information
The two-semester course Algebra I / Algebra II is offered for the last time in its current version in the Autumn Semester 2021 / Spring Semester 2022.
Z7 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, factor groups, homomorphisms, group actions, Sylow theorems, applications

Ring Theory: basic notions and examples of rings, ring homomorphisms, ideals, factor rings, euclidean rings, principal ideal domains, factorial rings, applications

Field Theory: basic notions and examples of fields, field extensions, algebraic extensions, applications
LiteratureKarpfinger-Meyberg: Algebra, Spektrum Verlag
S. Bosch: Algebra, Springer Verlag
B.L. van der Waerden: Algebra I und II, Springer Verlag
S. Lang, Algebra, Springer Verlag
A. Knapp: Basic Algebra, Springer Verlag
J. Rotman, "Advanced modern algebra, 3rd edition, part 1"
J.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)
Seminars and Colloquia
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information E-0 credits1KS. Huber, A. Refregier, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information E-0 credits1KJ. Renes, 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, T. H. Willwacher
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0501-00LSolid State PhysicsE-0 credits1SA. Zheludev, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0551-00LLaser SeminarE-0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0600-00LNuclear and Particle Physics with ApplicationsE-0 credits2SA. Rubbia, G. Dissertori, K. S. Kirch, R. Wallny
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0893-00LParticle Physics SeminarE-0 credits1ST. K. Gehrmann
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0700-00LSeminar in Elementary Particle Physics Information
Special Students UZH must book the modul PHY463 directly at UZH.
E-0 credits1SM. Spira, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveStay informed about current research results in elementary particle physics.
402-0746-00LSeminar: Particle and Astrophysics (Aktuelles aus der Teilchen- und Astrophysik)E-0 credits1SUniversity lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ContentIn Seminarvorträgen werden aktuelle Fragestellungen aus der Teilchenphysik vom theoretischen und experimentellen Standpunkt aus diskutiert. Besonders wichtig erscheint uns der Bezug zu den eigenen Forschungsmöglichkeiten am PSI, CERN und DESY.
402-0300-00LIPA Colloquium Information E-0 credits1SA. Biland, A. Refregier, H. M. Schmid, further lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0530-00LMesoscopic SystemsE-0 credits1ST. M. Ihn
AbstractResearch colloquium
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