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Proseminar Theoretische Physik
ETH Zurich - SS 07
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, PowerPoint or Keynote 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) from 10:45 to 12:30.


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. Download the file 'template.tgz' and use those files only. Please see the file 'INFO.txt' for details. Please follow the instructions carefully (in particular the part about BibTeX). 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 .


Dr. Fabricio Albuquerque 044 633 2573 HPZ G8
Dr. Davide Batic 044 633 2566 HPZ G6
PD Dr. Philippe de Forcrand 044 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Christian Iniotakis 044 633 2575 HPZ G15
Prof. Helmut Katzgraber 044 633 3580 HPZ E8
Dr. Ingo Kirsch 044 633 32576 HPZ G16
Dr. Andrey Lebedev 044 633 2573 HPZ G8
Dr. Munehisa Matsumoto 044 633 2562 HPZ E1
Dr. Alessandro Pizzo 044 633 2566 HPZ G6
Dr. Lode Pollet 044 633 2592 HPZ E3.2
Prof. Matthias Toyer 044 633 2589 HPZ E7
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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