Andreas Osterwalder

EPFL SB ISIC SCI SB AO
CH C2 397 (Bâtiment CH)
Station 6
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Professional course

Adjunct Professor

ISIC

EPFL

since 2022

Senior Scientist (MER)

ISIC

EPFL

2015-2022

SNSF-funded Professor

ISIC

EPFL

2009-2015

Group leader

Department of Molecular Physics (under Prof. G. Meijer)

Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin

2005-2009

Postdoc

Group of Prof. D.M. Neumark

UC Berkeley

2002-2005

PhD

Group of Prof. F. Merkt

ETH Zurich

1998-2002

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Physics

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Courses

Statistical thermodynamics

This course enables the acquisition of basic concepts in statistical thermodynamics including the Boltzmann distribution law, partition functions, ensembles, calculations of thermodynamic properties, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, metals, and applications.

Methods in spectroscopy and dynamics

We will review modern technique for the determination of structure and dynamics in chemistry. Recent developments in spectroscopy as well as methods that target the fundamentals of chemical reactions will be discussed, and applications will be studied.

General physics : thermodynamics

Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.