## Teaching: Principles

Since 2002, I have been teaching university courses for mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and philosophers. I genuinely love teaching, and I have consistently been obtaining excellent students’ evaluations. My main principle for teaching is mutual respect: we can only be good teachers if we show our students that each one of them is welcome, regardless of their background; that science is an open-ended endeavor performed by fallible human beings with limited knowledge who err all the time (including us, the teachers); but that the result of this never-ending human self-correction process is the immensely powerful and beautiful gem we call “science”.

In 2021, I have officially received my “venia docendi” (Habilitation) at the University of Vienna in Theoretical Physics.

## Teaching at the University of Vienna

- Winter 2023/24,
**Probabilistic theories and reconstructions of quantum theory**,*VU 3 hours/week, 5 ECTS points.*Jointly with Thomas Galley. - Winter 2021/22,
**Grundlagen der modernen Quantenphysik**,*SE 2 hours/week, 5 ECTS points.*Jointly with Borivoje Dakic, Caslav Brukner, and Markus Aspelmeyer. - Winter 2020/21,
**Grundlagen der modernen Quantenphysik**,*SE 2 hours/week, 5 ECTS points.*Jointly with Borivoje Dakic, Caslav Brukner, and Markus Aspelmeyer. - Summer 2020,
**Resource theories and thermodynamics**,*VU 3 hours/week, 5 ECTS points.*Jointly with Andrew Garner and Felix Binder. - Winter 2019/20,
**Grundlagen der modernen Quantenphysik**,*SE 2 hours/week, 5 ECTS points.*Jointly with Borivoje Dakic, Caslav Brukner, and Markus Aspelmeyer, Reinhold Bertlmann, Anton Zeilinger, Beatrix Hiesmayr, and Miguel Navascues. - Summer 2019,
**Questions and progress in quantum information and causality**,*SE 2 hours/week, 5 ECTS points*. - Winter 2018/19,
**Quantum correlations and generalized probabilistic theories: an introduction**,*VO 2 hours/week, 2.5 ECTS points*.

## All Further Courses

- September 2024,
**Why Quantum Theory?**, lectures at the IQOQI Summer School, Vienna. Slides and notes (day.part): 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3. - July 2019,
**Quantum Foundations and Probabilistic Theories**, invited lectures at the “Les Houches School of Physics”, France, on “Quantum information machines”. Lecture Notes - October 2017,
**Quantum Nonlocality and General Probabilistic Theories**, invited course at the Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days, Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (HGSFP), Heidelberg University, Germany. - Spring 2017,
**Basic Logic**, for undergraduate students in the sciences and humanities, University of Western Ontario, London ON, Canada. - Spring 2016,
**Statistical Physics**, for graduate students of physics, University of Western Ontario, London ON, Canada. - Winter 2014/15,
**Single-shot quantum thermodynamics**,*Advanced Lecture on Special Topics, 4 ECTS points*, Heidelberg University, Germany. - October 2014,
**Quantum Nonlocality and Contextuality**, invited course at the Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days, Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (HGSFP), Heidelberg University, Germany. - September 2014,
**Quantum theory from five simple operational axioms**, keynote lectures at the CIMPA School on “Operator Theory and The Principles of*Quantum*Mechanics”, University Moulay Ismail,*Meknes*, Morocco**.** - August 2014,
**Foundations of Quantum Mechanics**, invited course at the Study Week of the Elite Network Bayern, Tramin, South Tirol. - Summer 2014,
**Quantum correlations and generalized probabilistic theories: an introduction**,*Advanced Lecture on Special Topics, 4 ECTWS points*, for physics graduate students, Heidelberg University, Germany. - Winter 2013/14,
**Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics: Quantum Information Theory**, seminar for physics graduate students, Heidelberg University, Germany. - August 2012,
**Concentration functions and inequalities II**, and**Concentration in quantum settings**, invited lecture at the Measure Concentration Minischool, Institute for Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. - July/August 2012,
**Random quantum states, measure concentration, and the additivity conjecture**, one-week course at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) Waterloo, University of Waterloo, Canada. - July 2012,
**Measure concentration and the foundations of statistical mechanics**, Summer School “Applications of Quantum Mechanics II”, Cuernavaca, Mexico. - May/June 2010,
**The additivity conjecture and counterexamples**, Quantum Information Theory Minischool, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.

## Tutorials

These are tutorials for the students that I have given as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Technical University of Berlin. The courses themselves have been taught by the respective professors.

- Summer 2010,
**Mathematical Physics III: Statistical Mechanics**,*Institute of Mathematics, TU Berlin, Germany.*For graduate students of physics and mathematics. - Winter 2009/10,
**Mathematical Physics I: Classical Mechanics**. With Prof. Yuri Suris; for graduate students of physics and mathematics.**Analysis I for Engineers**. With Dr. Wigand Böse and Dr. Gabriele Penn-Karras; for first-year engineering students. - Summer 2009,
**Mathematics for Physicists IV**. - Winter 2008/09,
**Mathematics for Physicists III**. With Dr. Mike Scherfner; for undergraduate students of physics. - Summer 2007,
**Higher Mathematics for Physicists II**. - Winter 2006/07,
**Higher Mathematics for Physicists I**. - Summer 2006,
**Higher Mathematics for Physicists IV**. - Winter 2005/06,
**Higher Mathematics for Physicists III**. - Summer 2005,
**Higher Mathematics for Physicists II**. With the late Prof. Rainer Wüst, who will forever remain my main role model of human integrity. For undergraduate students of physics. In addition to the tutorials, I have also given a voluntary self-designed weekly lecture, discussing additional examples. - Winter 2004/05,
**Linear Algebra for Engineers**. Wtih Dr. Marco Lübbecke, Prof. Volker Mehrmann, Prof. Hartmut Schwandt; service course for hundreds of first-year engineering students. - 2002-2004,
**Linear Algebra for Engineers**and**Analysis for Engineers**, student teaching assistant (“tutor”).