Information for Assistants

This page is intended for assistants. Here, you find some pdfs with further information and helpful hints.

Page is being updated... ... and some documents are still from last semester. It's gradually being updated, and in case of question or confusion, please contact

Useful hint for those assistants supervising online experiments

A nice tool to organize the online lab classes via zoom - when you have multiple groups - is the breakout room feature of zoom. For detailed information see here Zoom Breakout Room.

Organization of the lab classes

Below you find information on how the lab course is organized. Most questions should be answered in the documents, however, if there is anything unclear or you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me, either via or the office and helpdesk HPP J 14.

Organization of Students and eTestats:

All organizational matters are handled via the Webtool. You can log in with your nETHZ credentials.

Dates and Times

The lab course takes place on various mornings and afternoons, depending on the course of studies. All relevant dates (intended for students) are on the corresponding page for the course of studies.

Introductory Meeting:
  • TAs supervising students of D-PHYS: Monday, 18. September 2023, 2pm, via Zoom
  • TAs supervising students of D-HEST / D-ERDW / D-MAVT: Wednesday, 20. September, 2pm, via Zoom
The first day you actually have to be physically present in the lab:
  • D-PHYS: Mon, 2nd of October or Friday, 6th of October
  • D-HEST/D-ERDW: Tuesday, 26th of September
  • D-MAVT: Wed, 27th of September

Testing your experiments

Before the students come to the lab, you have to test your experiments. Please check in the proposed schedule when you should come by. If the day/time does not work for you, let me know ASAP. If you don't need to test your experiments, because you've already supervised them, let me know as well!

Improving the Manuals

There are always things to improve. If you have suggestions or spot mistakes (language, formal, content), please let me know, and help improving the manuals. Also, if you have any kind of constructive feedback, I very much appreciate it! Ideally you send your feedback via .

Grading the report

Below you find a table should serve as basis for grading the report. Note that it is ideal to give a separate grade for the measurement/experimental execution and for the report. Also, the grading table is rather generic and might need to be adapted to the specific experiment you are supervising.