Martin Kunz 


(most of our lectures should also be on moodle.)
2019: Quantum Mechanics I and General RelativityAt the moment I am teaching two courses, Quantum Mechanics I in spring and General Relativity in autumn. The course material is also available on moodle if you are one of our students.
Winter 2015: Deux cours pour Physique d'Aujourd'huiI am giving again two classes of the "Physique d'Aujourd'hui" lecture series. These are public lectures that also serve as an introduction to contemporary research for the first year physics students. The 2014 slides (in French) for my two classes can be found here:
Winter 2015: Thermodynamics, elasticity and fluid dynamicsMy previous main course was about classical thermodynamics, elasticity and fluid dynamics. There are all effective theories that describe the behaviour of continuous media. You can download my 2015 lecture notes here (pdf, 4MB). You can also get the course material on chamilo during term if you are one of our students. Winter 2010 / Summer 2011: Méthodes Mathématiques pour PhysiciensUntil the academic year 2010/11 I have been teaching several times the lecture 12P015, méthodes mathématiques pour physiciens II. This is a required course for secondyear students in the bachelor program. It takes place both winter and summer semester on wednesdays from 1.15pm until roughly 4pm in the auditoire Stückelberg. The course consists of a short theoretical introduction followed by exercises. In addition to me there are usually two assistants present; I am very grateful for their help throughout the year  the course would not be have been possible without them. syllabusThis course aims at building up some of the mathematical background required for the other physics subjects. It puts a heavy emphasis on solving exercises. You can download the 2010/11 version of the lectures notes (pdf, 911kB) (in French). It contains the following chapters:
Most of the lecture notes were originally created by Werner Amrein (distributions, Greens functions, tensors, Hilbert spaces), JeanPierre Imhof (probability and statistics) and Henri Ruegg (group theory). The notes were then modified and extended by other lecturers, notably Michel Droz, Cathérine Leluc and Xin Wu (probability and statistics), Eugène Sukhorukov (distributions, Greens functions), Olivier Piguet and Michele Maggiore (group theory), and Ruth Durrer (Hilbert spaces, Greens functions). Mathias Albert helped a lot with the complex integration chapter, and Umberto Cannella provided decisive support when we unified all the notes a few years ago. The lecture is now (academic year 2011/12) given by Vincent Desjacques. Summer 2005: Cosmology III'm teaching cosmology II this summer term (2005), every thursday morning from 10:15 to 12:00 in room 222 of SciencesI. The exercises classes are given by Marcus Ruser and take place every other week on thursdays at 8:15. This is a course in theoretical physics which emphasises the mathematical methods used in understanding the evolution of the universe (i.e. better don't expect many pretty pictures). syllabusThe lecture is roughly split into two halves. The first one discusses the homogeneous (FriedmannLemaitreRobertsonWalker) universe and its thermal history. The second part discusses shortcomings of this model, how inflation can solve them and generate perturbations. We then compute the evolution of those perturbations.
literatureThere are many excellent introductory and advanced texts on cosmology, and it is impossible to mention them all. Here I only list those that were used most in the preparation of the lecture notes.
lecture notesThe lecture notes are available as a gzipped PS file (1.9MB) or as a pdf file (1MB). The notes are still (and probably will forever be) in a preliminary state. I am grateful for any feedback, especially if you found some mistakes! exercises (by Marcus Ruser)There are four series available as pdf files, covering: For the solutions, please contact me or Marcus by email. 