Numerical Methods in Quantum Condensed Matter and
Lattice Gauge Systems

Proseminar in Theoretical Physics ETH Zurich - SS 05
General Information    Timetable
A tentative list of topics for the proseminar, as well as short descriptions can be found here. Please be sure to contact your respective assistant (listed on the timetable) at least six weeks before your talk to discuss logistics. Be sure to keep your assistant updated of your work at least once a week and hand in your results two weeks before your scheduled talk. One week before your talk you are expected to have a draft of your report as well as a finished set of slides. Remember that you are supposed to give a "professional" talk with either LaTeX or PowerPoint in English. If you do not know how to do this, ask your assistant immediately for assistance. The talk should be 50 minutes long. Students in the audience are expected to ask questions and think of a good question to ask at the end of the presentation. Criteria for obtaining a Testat:
Give a presentation.
Be present at least 80% of all sessions.
Hand in a written report of your talk in English.
NEWS: The proseminar will take place in the Pauli Room (HPZ E9) unless otherwise specified in the timetable every Monday from 12.45 until 17.00h. Note that on June 20 the proseminar will be held in HIL D60.1).

All students are expected to hand in a written report (in English) about their talk. This report will be compiled to a book with all other contributions using a LaTeX macro. To download the LaTeX macro for the proseminar (and all the necessary instructions) click here. You will need to get the files 'proseminar05.tex', 'example.tex', and if you wish the 'Makefile'. Please follow the instructions which are in the two TeX-files. If you have any questions, please ask your assistants. Note that no report = no Testat.

The report is complete and can be downloaded as a PDF file (3 Mb). If you would like a printed or bound version of the report, please come by HPZ E8 or contact email.


Prof. Matthias Toyer 01 633 2589 HPZ E7
Dr. Philippe de Forcrand 01 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Helmut Katzgraber 01 633 3580 HPZ E8
Slavo Kratochvila 01 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Biagio Lucini 01 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Simon Trebst 01 633 2592 HPZ E3
Philipp Werner 01 633 2573 HPZ G8

Useful Links

APS Research Journals - You can download most references from here. - click on "Condensed Matter" for a huge (free) archive.
ADS Database - Good source for searching literature.
CERN Document Server - Yet another good source for searching literature.
ETH Institute for Theoretical Physics - General ITP site. Useful.

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