Teaching and Education
Schools for Postgraduate and Master Students
- PSI Master School: annual school and practical training on the level of Master students and at best PhD students with the focus on the use of photons, neutrons and muons for condensed matter research
- PSI summer school on particle physics: biennial school on the level of PhD students and PostDocs on dedicated topics from the field of particle physics
- MaMaSELF: NUM is a partner institution in the Erasmus Mundus Program MaMaSELF that aims at teaching the application of "Large scale facilities" for the characterisation and development of materials.
- HERCULES: Several NUM staff members regularly give lectures at the European School on Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies, HERCULES.
Practical training courses
Particle Physics Practical Course: Thanks to the collaboration with PSI, it is possible to offer students of the University Zürich, ETH Zürich and the University of Heidelberg the unique opportunity to experiment with real beams (primarily pions and muons) using the world's most intense proton beam. The students learn how to build a small, real experiment, including apparatus design, construction as well as data-taking and the final statistical analysis.
Student research internships
The various NUM laboratories do offer several options for student practical internships. These internships are tailored towards undergraduate students and are designed to give students an opportunity to work on topical research projects that are integrated in the research activities in NUM. This will allow successful candidates to hone their research skills even before starting the endeavor of graduate school and to gain experience with experimental techniques and scientific work early on.
For further information please have a look here.
Bachelor and Master projects
The NUM division offers numerous positions for PhD students in the various laboratories and divisions. Please have a look at the current job openings. NUM-related positions start with a "3" as first digit of the index number. For further information, please contact us.
Seminars and colloquia
|NUM unit||Name||Title of the lecture||Institution|
|NUM and PSD staff||PSI Master School||link|
|LTP||A. Antognini||Physics II||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||G. Bison, W. Erdmann||Electronics for Physicists I||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||K. Kirch||Physics I||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||K. Kirch||Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||K. Kirch||Nuclear and Particle Physics with Applications||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||U. Langenegger, L. Caminada||Experimental Methods and Instruments of Particle Physics||ETHZ and Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Papa||Physics Lab I - 1st year course at the Department of Physics||Univ. Pisa|
|LTP||A. Papa||Physics II - 2nd year course at the Department of Engineering (Energy and Mechanics)||Univ. Pisa|
|LTP||A. Signer||Mathematical Methods of Physics I||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Mathematical Methods of Physics II||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Quantum Mechanics I||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Quantum Mechanics II||Univ. Zurich and ETH Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Advanced Field Theory||Univ. Zurich and ETH Zurich|
|LTP||A. Soter, A. Antognini||Particle Physics at PSI||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||A. Soter, P. Schmidt-Wellenburg||Low energy particle physics||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||M. Spira||Colloquia in Elementary Particle Physics||PSI|
|LTP||M. Spira||Phenomenology of Physics Beyond the Standard Model||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||P. Stoffer||Effective Field Theories for Particle Physics||Univ. Zurich and ETH Zurich|
|LIN||M. Janoschek||Physics of Condensed Matter - PHY401||Univ. Zurich|
|LIN||M. Janoschek||Oxford School on Neutron Scattering||Oxford University|
|LMU||A. Amato, H. Luetkens||Physics with Muons: From Atomic Physics to Solid State Physics||Univ. Zurich|
|LMU||A. Suter||Analysis I+II||ZHAW School of Engineering|
|LNS||U. Gasser||Soft Condensed Matter Explored Using Light- and Neutron Scattering||University of Konstanz, DE|
|LNS||A. Kaestner||Micro and Nano-Tomography of Biological Tissues||ETH Zurich|
|LNS||M. Kenzelmann, F. Nolting (SYN)||Advanced materials and their applications||University of Basel|
|LNS||C. Niedermayer||Kern- und Elementarteilchenphysik||University of Konstanz, DE|
|LNS||O. Zaharko||Neutron Scattering||Erasmus Mundus Master School - MaMaSELF|
|LMX||A. Hrabec, V. Scagnoli, D. Gawryluk, E. Mueller||Materials Characterisation Methods||ETH Zurich|
|LMX||C. Schneider, T. Lippert||Inorganic Thin Films Processing, Properties and Applications||ETH Zurich, spring semester|
|LMX||T. Lippert||Micro- and Nanostructures Laser Applications in Industry and Research||ETH Zurich, fall semester|
|LMX||T. Lippert||Functional Inorganics||ETH Zurich, spring semester|