Our present lecture program

SS2021  

Lectures    

PEP 2 Electrodynamics

# PEP2 Experimental Physics II  -  Electrodynamics (FORMAT: Streaming on Youtube and parallel Chat - Videos Captures for offline use) Content: 48 h on the physics of electrical and magnetic forces and interactions, including roughly 100 experiments to demonstrate the behaviour of static charges, electrical fields, moving charges,  and magnetic fields. The key learning goal is a fundamental understanding of the four Maxwell equations and the behavior of electromagnetic waves including some fundamentals of optics and spectroscopy. Lastly the lecture contains some thermodynamics from the previous classical mechanics and thermodynamics lecture and it closes with a brief look at the principal of special relativity. It is accompanied by 11-12 exercise sheets with problems on the subject matters, which need to be accomplished individually or as teamwork followed by tutorials to discuss the solutions and the physics behind the problem.(Physics Bachelor Program).

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# MVMod Physics and Chemistry of the Ocean (FORMAT: Several hours of videos followed by discussions and practical exercises using ODV and Ocean Python - This semester the course is taught as a block-course) Content: ~24h lecture on the physics and chemistry of the ocean to learn about the interaction between advective pathways of matter and energy and its along way transformation through sedimentation and chemical reactions. The learning goal is to get a sufficient understanding of ocean dynamics and the behavior of the largest world chemical power plant, which is needed to apprehend mordern scientific and societal problems inclduing ocean acidification, global warming, litter, and deoxygenation. Through the exercises we introduce normally Ocean Data View as a toolbox to work with oceanographic data, Ocean python to learn about a useful application of programming and we discuss recent literature and fundamental publications of the field. (Applies to both Physics and Earth Sciences Master programs)

Physics of the climate system

# MVMod Climate Physics (FORMAT: Online conference / Streaming - details will be provided on the lecture webside) Content: ~24h lecture on the physics of the climate system to learn about the statistical nature of the climate system its underlying covering equations of motion, energy and mass transfer, its sensitivity to external forcing and internal feedback. Climate variability on different time scales will be discussed as well as the cycles of water and green house gases(This lecture requires the MKEP4 lecture on environmental physics as minimum knowledge)

Seminars

* Isotopenmethoden (FORMAT: Presence and online hybrid through conferencing) Content: Talks on numerous classical subjects of isotope methods in Environmental Physics, including the water cycle, carbon cycle, and further including forensics. The subject areas comprise the transport and fractionation of water and carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere, and we include the use of radiocarbon as environmental tracer.

* Physics of Environmental Archives (FORMAT: Presence and online hybrid conferencing) Content: In this weekly seminar we discuss the scientific progress of the team and we evaluate recently published articles that are relevant for the understanding of present and past climate as well as the tools in chronology and isotope tracing that we use. The seminar is only relevant to Bachelor and Master students interest to work in Paleoclimatology and Geochemistry and it requires a significant knowledge on the use of climate and environmental archives.

* Journal Club Environmental Physics (FORMAT: PResence and online hybrid conferencing) Content: Weekly seminar to discuss recently publications relevant to the understanding of environmental physics science - includng climate change, carbon cycle, tipping points, climate engeneering, etc... (Every term subjects is chosen by the participating students)

WS2020/2021  

Lectures    

Header der Vorlesung

# PEP1 Experimental Physics I - Classical mechanics and thermodynamics (FORMAT: Hybrid Youtube Streaming, Chat and partial presence of students in the lecture hall) Content: 48 h on the classical mechanics, i.e. point mechanics and newtonian laws and conservation equations. The lecture includes all classical forces, momentum and inertia of solid bodies. Thermodyanmics, i.e. the behavior of fluids, and the role of macroscopic and microscopic state variables as well as the three laws of thermodyanmics and thermodynamic machines are subject of this lecture course. The course is accompanied by 11 - 12 exercise sheets with physics problems that need to be solved individually or in teamwork.

Example : The Christmas Special Lecture - (in German)

Seminars

Seminar participants

* Methods of Environment and Climate Research (FORMAT: Blockseminar at the Start of 2021 - hopefully in presence otherwise as video conference). Content: This seminar covers a large number of subjects from teperature reconstruction using trace elements in corals and foraminifera, to the fingerprinting of water masses using radiogenic isotopes and the study of the nutrient cycles using tracers such as Barium isotopes. 

Header images für das Seminar

an experiment during the seminar

* Isotopenmethoden (FORMAT: Presence and online hybrid through conferencing) Content: Talks on numerous classical subjects of isotope methods in Environmental Physics, including the water cycle, carbon cycle, and further including forensics. The subject areas comprise the transport and fractionation of water and carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere, and we include the use of radiocarbon as environmental tracer.

* Physics of Environmental Archives (FORMAT: Presence and online hybrid conferencing) Content: In this weekly seminar we discuss the scientific progress of the team and we evaluate recently published articles that are relevant for the understanding of present and past climate as well as the tools in chronology and isotope tracing that we use. The seminar is only relevant to Bachelor and Master students interest to work in Paleoclimatology and Geochemistry and it requires a significant knowledge on the use of climate and environmental archives.

* Journal Club Environmental Physics (FORMAT: PResence and online hybrid conferencing) Content: Weekly seminar to discuss recently publications relevant to the understanding of environmental physics science - includng climate change, carbon cycle, tipping points, climate engeneering, etc... (Every term subjects is chosen by the participating students)

 

Our past lecture program

SS2020

Lectures    

Electrodynamics header

# PEP2 Experimental Physics II  -  Electrodynamics (FORMAT: Streaming on Youtube and parallel Chat - Videos Captures for offline use) Content: 48 h on the physics of electrical and magnetic forces and interactions, including roughly 100 experiments to demonstrate the behaviour of static charges, electrical fields, moving charges,  and magnetic fields. The key learning goal is a fundamental understanding of the four Maxwell equations and the behavior of electromagnetic waves including some fundamentals of optics and spectroscopy. Lastly the lecture contains some thermodynamics from the previous classical mechanics and thermodynamics lecture and it closes with a brief look at the principe of special relativity. It is accompanied by 11-12 exercise sheets with problems on the subject matter, which need to be accomplished individually or as teamwork followed by tutorials to discuss the solutions and the physics behind the problem.(Physics Bachelor Program).

 

header der Vorlesung

# MVMod Physics and Chemistry of the Ocean (FORMAT: Several hours of videos followed by discussions and practical exercises using ODV and Ocean Python) Content: ~24h lecture on the physics and chemistry of the ocean to learn about the interaction between advective pathways of matter and energy and its along way transformation through sedimentation and chemical reactions. The learning goal is to get a sufficient understanding of ocean dynamics and the behavior of the largest world chemical power plant needed to apprehend mordern scientific and societal problems inclduing ocean acidification, global warming, litter, and deoxygenation. Through the exercises we introduce Ocean Data View as a toolbox to work with oceanographic data, Ocean python to learn about a useful application of programming and we discuss recent literature and fundamental publications of the field. (Applies to both Physics and Earth Sciences Master programs)

Seminars 

* Physics of Environmental Archives (Online Meeting to discuss the team progress and novel publicaitons and tools)

WS2019/2020

Lectures    

PEP1 participants

This picture was taken close to Christmas in 2019. I am very proud of the students seen here, as I really enjoyed their implication in the course on classical mechanics and the subsequent course on electrodynamics. The students excitment about physics is a great motivation for the teaching. The fact that the students often challenged me, made the teaching of the first two lectures on experimental physics an unforgetable experience. Surely, many students of this and the follwoing year will become famous for their scientific achievements and I hope someone is giving once a much more inspiring lecture than the one I taught.

# PEP1 Experimental Physics I  - Classical Mechanics and thermodynamics (see above)

Seminars    

* Methods of Environment and Climate Research (Earth Science)
* Isotopenmethoden
* Physics of Environmental Archives


SS2019        

Sabbatical


WS2018/2019 

Seminars    

Physics of Environmental Archives
Isotopenmethoden
Methods of Environment and Climate Research       

SS2018    

Lectures

MVMod Physics of Aquatic Systems
MKEP4 Environmental Physics
MVMod Marine Geochemistry

Seminars

Isotopenmethoden
Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar
Colloquium on Environmental Physics
Journal Club Environmental Physics


WS2017/2018

Lectures

MKEP4 Environmental Physics

Seminars

Journal Club Environmental Physics
Colloquium on Environmental Physics
Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar

       
SS2017

Lectures

MKEP4 Environmental Physics
MVMod Marine Geochemistry

Seminars

Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar
Journal Club Environmental Physics

  
WS2016/2017

Lectures

MVMod Radionulcides

Seminars

Isotopenspurenstoffe
Physics of Environmental Archives
Journal Club Environmental Physics
Methods of Environment and Climate Research

        
SS2016

Lectures

MVMod Geochemie und Isotopengeologie von Sedimenten
MVSp Tracers in the Sea
MVMod Physics of Aquatic Systems

Seminars

Tutorial Environmental Physics
Journal club Environmental Physics
Colloquium on Environmental Physics
Physics of Environmental Archives

      
WS2015/2016    

Lectures

MVMod Radionulcides
MKEP4 Environmental Physics

Seminars

Journal club Environmental Physics
Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar

       
SS2015

Lectures

MVMod Geochemie und Isotopengeologie von Sedimenten
MKEP4 Environmental Physics
MVSp Tracers in the Sea

Seminars

Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar

  
WS2014/2015    

Lectures    

MKEP4 Environmental Physics

Seminars

Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar

    
SS2014    

Lectures    

MVMod Physics of Aquatic Systems
MVSpec Physics of Environmental Archives

Seminars

Physics of Environmental Archives Oberseminar