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: probably 13th of February, 2 pm, via Zoom
  • TAs supervising students of D-MAVT: probably 15th of February, 2 pm, via Zoom
The first day you actually have to be physically present in the lab:
  • D-PHYS: Mon, 27th of February or Thu, 2nd of March
  • D-MAVT BSc-22: Mon, 27th of February or Fri, 3rd of March
  • D-MAVT BSc-10: Wed, 1st of March or Thu, 2nd of March

Testing your experiments

Before the students come to the lab, you have to test your experiments. In order to do so, suggest some time slots which suit you, and we will agree on one of your suggestions. I am available typically between 9 am and 5 pm, other times upon request.
Important for FS 2023: Please team up with other TAs who supervise the same experiments as you do. We have 65 TAs in the spring semester 2023, and it would save a lot of time if you can organise yourself to come in small groups for the same experiments!

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.