Teaching and Education
SchoolsThe NUM division is deeply involved in the organization of several schools on different levels of education, e.g.:
- 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 coursesNUM provides various practical training courses and "hands on sessions" at SINQ and SμS in collaboration with ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, University of Basel, Copenhagen University and Danish Technical University, please contact us for further information.
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.
Bachelor and Master projectsThe NUM division offers students the possibility to do their educational research at our facilities. For current open positions targeted at Bachelor or Master students please consult the webpages of the different NUM laboratories. Further general information may be obtained here.
PhD studentsThe 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 colloquiaThe seminars organized by NUM can be found in the PSI event calendar. In addition the NUM and the SYN division organize the dedicated condensed matter colloquium.
LecturesSeveral of our staff members give lectures at various universities, as summarized here:
|NUM unit||Name||Title of the lecture||Institution|
|NUM||C. Rüegg||Master and PhD Program||University of Geneva|
|LTP||A. Antognini, P. Schmidt-Wellenburg||Low energy particle physics||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||L. Caminada||Vertiefungen zu Physik 1||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||K. Kirch||Nuclear and Particle Physics with Applications||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||K. Kirch||Physik II||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||U. Langenegger, L. Caminada||Experimental Methods and Instruments of Particle Physics||ETHZ and Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Mathematical Methods of Physics I||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Mathematical Methods of Physics II||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Quantenmechanik I||Univ. Zurich|
|LTP||A. Signer||Advanced Field Theory||Univ. Zurich and ETH Zurich|
|LTP||M. Spira||Colloquia in Elementary Particle Physics||PSI|
|LTP||M. Spira||Phenomenology of Physics Beyond the Standard Model||ETH Zurich|
|LTP||M. Spira||The Standard Model of Strong and Electroweak Interactions||ETH Zurich|
|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||L. Heyderman||Materials Characterisation Methods||ETH Zurich|
|LMX||T. Lippert, C. Schneider||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|
|CMT||P. Derlet||Spring pro-seminar course on “Projects in Statistical Thermodynamics”||ETH Zurich, 327-0410-00L|
|CMT||P. Derlet||Powder technology (part of the course)||EPF Lausanne, MSE-462, fall semester|
|CMT||C. Mudry||Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics||ETH Zurich / spring semester|