Our group has two areas of interest. In education, in addition to the normal share of teaching, we provide courses within the teacher training programme and courses within a joint Master with the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Teacher Education.
In educational research we cooperate with the group of Prof. E. Stern at D-GESS and pursue a project which aims at promoting the technique of formative assessment for teaching in Swiss high schools. In addition we support and carry out activities which promote the education in MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and technology).
Through the teacher training programme and other activities we establish and maintain a close contact with various high schools in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
In physics research we are interested in the fast manipulation of magnetic order and the fundamental properties of matter which limit this fast manipulation. In order to address these questions we have built an end station which allows spin and energy resolved photoemission experiments at FEL sources and also with our own laboratory based laser system.