Nicolas Gruber: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber
LehrgebietUmweltphysik
Adresse
I. f. Biogeochemie/Schadstoffdyn.
ETH Zürich, CHN E 31.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 03 52
Fax+41 44 632 16 91
E-Mailnicolas.gruber@env.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.up.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.html?persid=45838
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
651-4095-01LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-02LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-03LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 1 KP1KH. Joos, C. Schär, D. N. Bresch, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, S. I. Seneviratne, H. Wernli, M. Wild
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
LernzielThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
701-0033-00LPraktikum Physik für Studierende in Umweltnaturwissenschaften Information 2 KP4PM. Münnich, A. Biland, N. Gruber
KurzbeschreibungAuseinandersetzung mit den grundlegenden Problemen des Experimentes. Durch selbstständige Durchführung physikalischer Versuche aus Teilbereichen der Elementarphysik wird der Einsatz von und der Umgang mit Messinstrumenten sowie die korrekte Auswertung und Beurteilung der Beobachtungen erlernt. Die Physik als persönliches Erlebnis spielt dabei eine wichtige Rolle.
LernzielDie Arbeit im Laboratorium bildet einen wichtigen Teil einer modernen naturwissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Anhand einfacher, vorgegebenen Versuchsaufbauten soll das Praktikum folgendes vermitteln:

- Den praktische Aufbau des Experimentes und die Kenntnis verschiedener Messmethoden,
- den Einsatz und Umgang von Messinstrumenten,
- die korrekte Durchführung, Auswertung und Beurteilung der Messungen. Ausserdem soll der Kurs die Kenntnisse in Elementarphysik vertiefen.

Neben aus dem Anfängerpraktikum für Physiker ausgewählten Versuchen
bezwecken speziell für den Bachelorstudiengang Umweltnaturwissenschaften entwickelte Versuchen die wechelseitigen Beziehungen zwischen physikalischer Prozesse zu chemischen und biologischen Phänomenen erleuchten
InhaltDie Studierenden wählen sich 8 der 20 angebotenen Versuchen aus, die sie durchführen möchten. Nach der Durchführung dieser Versuche analysieren die Studierenden ihre Messungen, schätzen den Fehler ihrer Resultate ab und vergleichen diese mit der physikalischen Theorie. Zusätzlich hält jeder Studierende zu einem der durchgeführten Versuche einen kurzen Seminarvortrag.
SkriptVersuchsanleitungen werden auf den Moodle Kursseiten zur Verfügung gestellt.
701-0071-00LMathematik III: Systemanalyse4 KP2V + 1UN. Gruber, D. Byrne
KurzbeschreibungIn der Systemanalyse geht es darum, durch ausgesuchte praxisnahe Beispiele die in der Mathematik bereit gestellte Theorie zu vertiefen und zu veranschaulichen. Konkret behandelt werden: Dynamische lineare Boxmodelle mit einer und mehreren Variablen; Nichtlineare Boxmodelle mit einer oder mehreren Variablen; zeitdiskrete Modelle, und kontinuierliche Modelle in Raum und Zeit.
LernzielErlernen und Anwendung von Konzepten (Modellen) und quantitativen Methoden zur Lösung von umweltrelevanten Problemen. Verstehen und Umsetzen des systemanalytischen Ansatzes, d.h. Erkennen des Kernes eines Problemes - Abstraktion - Quantitatives Erfassen - Vorhersage.
Inhalthttp://www.up.ethz.ch/education/systems-analysis.html
SkriptFolien werden über Ilias zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteraturImboden, D. and S. Koch (2003) Systemanalyse - Einführung in die mathematische Modellierung natürlicher Systeme. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
701-1302-00LTerm Paper 2: Seminar
Prerequisite: Term Paper 1: Writing (701-1303-00L).
2 KP1SM. H. Schroth, N. Gruber, J. Hering, R. Kretzschmar, M.  Lever, K. McNeill, D. Or, B. Wehrli, L. Winkel
KurzbeschreibungThis class is the 2nd part of a series and participation is conditional on the successful completion of the Term paper Writing class (701-1303-00L). The results from the term paper written during the winter term are presented to the other students and advisors and discussed.
LernzielThe goal of the term paper Seminars is to train the student's ability to communicate the results to a wider audience and the ability to respond to questions and comments.
InhaltEach student presents the results of the term paper to the other students and advisors and responds to questions and comments from the audience.
SkriptNone
LiteraturTerm paper
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe term papers will be made publically available after each student had the opportunity to make revisions.

There is no final exam. Grade is assigned based on the quality of the presentation and ensuing discussion.
701-1303-00LTerm Paper 1: Writing Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 5 KP6AM. H. Schroth, N. Gruber, J. Hering, R. Kretzschmar, M.  Lever, K. McNeill, D. Or, B. Wehrli, L. Winkel
KurzbeschreibungThe ability to critically evaluate original (scientific) literature and to summarize the information in a succinct manner is an important skill for any student. This course aims to practise this ability, requiring each student to write a term paper on a topic of relevance for research in the areas of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics.
LernzielThe goal of the term paper is to train the student's ability to
critically evaluate a well-defined set of research subjects, and to
summarize the findings concisely in a paper of scientific quality. The
paper will be evaluated based on its ability to communicate an
understanding of a topic, and to identify key outstanding questions.
Results from this term paper will be presented to the fellow students and
involved faculty in the following term (Term paper seminars class)
InhaltEach student is expected to write a paper with a length of approximately 15 pages. The students can choose from a list of topics prepared by the supervisors, but the final topic will be determined based on a balance of choice and availability. The students will be guided and advised by their advisors throughout the term. The paper itself should contain the following elements: Motivation and context of the given topic (25%), Concise presentation of the state of the science (50%), Identification of open questions and perhaps outline of opportunities for research (25).
In addition, the accurate use of citations, attribution of ideas, and the judicious use of figures, tables, equations and references are critical components of a successful paper. Specialized knowledge is not expected, nor required, neither is new research.
SkriptGuidelines and supplementary material will be handed out at the beginning of the class.
LiteraturWill be identified based on the chosen topic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEach term paper will be reviewed by one fellow student and one faculty. The submission of a written review is a prerequisite for obtaining the credit points.
There is no final exam. Grade is assigned based on the quality of the term paper and the submission of another student's review.

Students are expected to take Term Paper Writing and Term Paper Seminar classes in sequence.
701-1346-00LCarbon Mitigation Information 3 KP2GN. Gruber
KurzbeschreibungFuture climate change can only kept within reasonable bounds when CO2 emissions are drastically reduced. In this course, we will discuss a portfolio of options involving the alteration of natural carbon sinks and carbon sequestration. The course includes introductory lectures, presentations from guest speakers from industry and the public sector, and final presentations by the students.
LernzielThe goal of this course is to investigate, as a group, a particular set of carbon mitigation/sequestration options and to evaluate their potential, their cost, and their consequences.
InhaltFrom the large number of carbon sequestration/mitigation options, a few options will be selected and then investigated in detail by the students. The results of this research will then be presented to the other students, the involved faculty, and discussed in detail by the whole group.
SkriptNone
LiteraturWill be identified based on the chosen topic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExam: No final exam. Pass/No-Pass is assigned based on the quality of the presentation and ensuing discussion.
701-1901-AALSystems Analysis
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle andere Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
4 KP6RN. Gruber
KurzbeschreibungSelf study course in Systems Analysis to fulfill requirements for enrollment into the master program. Topics covered include linear box models with one and several variables; non-linear box models with one or several variables; discrete-time models; and continuous models in space and time.
LernzielThe aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the dynamical behavior of environmental systems and how this behavior can be captured and understood using mathematical concepts.
SkriptFor English Speaking students:
R.P. Schwarzenbach, P.M.Gschwend, D.M.Imboden, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Wiley-Interscience, Second Edition, 2003
Chapters 12.3, 12.4, 18.2, 21, 22.1 and 22.2

Für Deutschsprachige: D.M. Imboden und S. Koch, Systemanalyse, Springer-Verlag 2003