Topology in Physics
Proseminar in Theoretical Physics ETH Zurich - SS 06
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. 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) except on May 15 and June 26 where it will be at HPV G5. The first talk will be from 10:45 to 12:30, the second (if applicable) from 13:30 - 15:00.


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 (6 Mb). If you would like a printed or bound version of the report, please come by HPZ E8 or contact email.


Prof. Matthias Gaberdiel 044 633 2582 HPZ G19.3
Prof. Manfred Sigrist 044 633 2584 HPZ G13
Prof. Matthias Toyer 044 633 2589 HPZ E7
Dr. Walid Abou Salem 044 633 2565 HPZ G5
Urs Aeberhard 056 310 5328 PSI
Dr. Fabricio Albuquerque 044 633 2573 HPZ G8
Dr. Ilka Brunner 044 633 2567 HPZ G7
Dr. Stefan Fredenhagen 044 633 2576 HPZ G16
Dr. Helmut Katzgraber 044 633 3580 HPZ E8
Dr. Munehisa Matsumoto 044 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Lode Pollet 044 633 2592 HPZ E3.2
Dr. Sebastian Pilgram 044 633 2575 HPZ G15
Dr. Urs Wenger 044 633 2562 HPZ E1

Useful Links

APS Research Journals - You can download most references from here. - Huge (free) archive.
ADS Database - Good source for searching literature.
ETH Institute for Theoretical Physics - General ITP site.
Mensa food. Useful.

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