Jérôme Faist: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Jérôme Faist
FieldExperimentalphysik
Address
Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich, HPT F 5
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 72 80
E-mailjfaist@ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0053-00LPhysics II8 credits4V + 2UJ. Faist
AbstractThe goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentContent:
- The Photon of Planck and Einstein
- Wave mechanics: the old quantum theory
- Postulates and formalism of Quantum Mechanics
- First application: the quantum well and the harmonic Oscillator
- QM in three dimension: the Hydrogen atom
- Identical particles: Pauli's principle
- Crystalline Systems and band structures
- Quantum statistics
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
- Entanglement and superposition
Lecture notesLecture notes (Some in as a Latex script and some hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface
LiteratureDavid J. Griffiths, "Introduction to quantum mechanics" Second edition, Cambridge University Press.

http://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/physics/quantum-physics-quantum-information-and-quantum-computation/introduction-quantum-mechanics-2nd-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781107179868
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Physics I.
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective