The Student Council’s award went to Prof. Dr. Peter Krüger this year, for the lecture series "Electronic Correlations and Magnetism" and "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics", a master lecture from the section of Physics of Low-Dimensional Solids and a bachelor lecture.
Since there are a lot of excellent lecturers at our department, the decision wasn't easy. Prof. Krüger convinced especially with evaluation results that are outstanding for a number of years. Therefore this year, both a bachelor and a master lecture were awarded the prize.
Prof. Dr. Peter Krüger is a scientist of the research group Rohlfing/Krüger at the Institute of Solid State Theory and is doing research on "Elektronic Structure and Dynamic of Condensed Matter". Among his fields of research is the calculation of structural, electronical and magnetical properties of solid states and surfaces among further aspects of theoretical solid state physics.
On the background: The Teaching Price has been awarded for the sevenths time already. As every year, the award relies on the results of the course evaluation at the department. The Student Council has set criteria which a good lecture must satisfy. Among these are the lecturer’s ability to evoke the students’ interest and to convey the subject matter in a manner that is as inspiring and understandable as possible. Thus, it is important that the lecturer is well-prepared and appropriately responds to questions.
The comparison of lectures according to these criteria is done by the Teaching Prize committee, which consists of the Student Council’s chairman and two additional members: Lukas Eschmann, René Henke and Michael te Vrugt. However, only lectures with a minimum number of participants were considered in order to obtain a certain degree of comparability. With these criteria, almost all compulsory lectures and the introductory lectures for the specializations could be considered.