## Teaching

Mark van Doren

### Student Supervision

- Current PhD students
- Getachew Alemu Demessie, since Nov 2013
- Alice Clark, since Oct 2014
- Lennart Schmidt, since Oct 2015
- Past PhD students
- Sam Palmer, "Higher Gauge Theory and M-Theory", Oct 2010 - Mar 2014

now postdoc at University of Dundee - Past MSc project supervision
- Andrey Tin, "The Light Cone near a Black Hole", Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
- Past BSc project supervision
- Andrey Tin, "Apparent Paradoxes in Special Relativity", Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
- Hamza Ouared, "Higher Category Theory", Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
- Amy Green, "Apparent Paradoxes in Special Relativity", Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
- Other Project students
- Simone Rea (3rd year student), "The Phase Diagram of Scalar Field Theory on the Fuzzy Disc", May 2015 - Jun 2015

### Lectures

If not stated otherwise, the material for the lectures (lecture notes, tutorial sheets and solutions) can be found on VISION.

Lectures on Discrete Mathematics

September-December 2015, 2014, Heriot-Watt University, F19PBLectures on Linear Algebra

September-December 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, Heriot-Watt University, F18CFLectures on Supersymmetry

April-June 2009, Trinity College DublinHere is the homepage of the lecture series on supersymmetry I gave at Trinity College Dublin with the link to the lecture notes.

### Invited Lectures

Introductory lectures on "Higher Structures in M-theory"

Tohoku University, Sendai, during the workshop "Higher Structures in String Theory and M-Theory", 7.3.2016-11.3.2016.

Lecture NotesIntroductory lectures on Higher Gauge Theory

Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, during the ESI Program on Higher Structures in String Theory, 23.11.2015-4.12.2015.Minicourse on "Nambu-Poisson algebras and their Quantization"

National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Korea, during the NIMS Winter School on Quantum Gravity and Emergent Spacetime, 6.2.2012-10.2.2012.Lecture on "Matrix Models and D-Branes in Twistor String Theory"

DESY, Hamburg, 18.1.2006.Lecture on "The Penrose-Ward transform"

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, during the Advanced Summer School on Modern Mathematical Physics, 14.7.2005-26.7.2005.

### Tutorials

Theoretical physics IV, summer term 2005

Quantum mechanics part II is intended to discuss all the fun aspects of quantum mechanics. The exercise sheets (together with some lecture notes) in German are found here.

Theoretical physiscs I, winter term 2004/2005

This course's subject was classical mechanics, special relativity and electrodynamics; a little too much, if you ask me. There is a separate page for this class, where you find all the exercise sheets prepared by me.

General Relativity, summer term 2004

This class was taught by my fellow PhD student Martin Wolf and I was in charge of the exercise business. The web-page with further information is found here.

Theoretical Physics III, winter term 2003/2004

Theoretical Physics II, summer term 2003

Calculatory Methods for Physicists I, winter term 2002/2003

This course, which is supposed to teach new physics students the elementary methods of problem solving and calculating in physics, was really a pleasure to tutor. The refreshing way, Prof. Schulz taught his class together with his unconventional style seems always to achieve exceptional good results in preparing the students for their way through (theoretical) physics.

### Seminars for highly gifted secondary school students

"Life"

In January 2008, I gave a three-day seminar on various aspects of life for young students. Material to this seminar is found here.

"Problem solving"

In January 2007, I gave a three-day seminar on problem solving for highly gifted pupils. The notes to this seminar are found here.

"Epistemology"

During the school holidays in fall 2005, I gave a three-day seminar on epistemology for highly gifted pupils. Some background material can be found here.