Michael Manhart, Ph.D.
ETH Zurich
Institute of Integrative Biology
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zurich, Switzerland


CHN K18 (ETHZ), BU F13 (Eawag)
michael.manhart AT env.ethz.ch
+41 44 633 60 32

Research Tools and Links

Papers and preprints: Databases: Resources for mathematics and computation: DNA and protein sequence analysis:
Teaching Resources

Educational games. Games are emerging as a promising new method of teaching science, supported by a growing body of education research. I think physics lends itself particularly well to games — many physics phenomena are highly dynamic and a bit removed from our everyday experiences (think quantum mechanics and relativity), making the visual and interactive simulations offered by games incredibly useful for developing intuition. Here are some links to interesting games I've found: Science blogs. Blogs are also an emerging force in science education and communication (see above for my modest efforts in this area). Here is a (very) small sample of some good science blogs. Other web sites:
Professional Development for Scientists

As students we spend so much time reading textbooks or papers on science, but we spend surprisingly little time learning how to be scientists, which encompasses a lot more than just knowing science. In many ways, this kind of knowledge is at least as important to our success (and, more importantly, happiness) than the scientific knowledge itself. To this end, here is a collection of resources for scientists that I have personally found useful. This is a distinct (but not entirely mutually-exclusive) list from the above set of teaching resources, because those are supposed to be resources on scientific knowledge while this is a list of professional development tools for scientists.

Last updated: 2 July 2020