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520011 SE Magnetism and Spintronics (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 52 - Doktoratsstudium Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

In the view of COVID regulations, the Seminar will take place online (using Zoom application).

Friday 19.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 26.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 16.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 23.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 30.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 07.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 14.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 21.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 28.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 04.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 11.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 18.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Friday 25.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar has two main objectives:

1) Students will learn about recent achievements and modern trends in the fields of magnetism and spintronics. Every participant will give one presentation during the semester. The topic can be related to the student's actual Bachelor/Master/PhD studies or selected from the suggested topics. The scope of the presentations can also go outside the fields of magnetism and spintronics. The students will be provided with the starting literature lists and will obtain all the required support to master materials.

Besides, invited external guests will be giving talks on selected seminars.

2) Students will improve their skills in scientific presentations. During the first seminar (19.03.2021), a soft-skill training on the preparing slides and their presentation will be given. Afterwards, the student's skills will be improved by their own presentations. In addition, a separate "feed-back" meeting with the teacher might be arranged before the seminar. Each talk will be analysed by all the participants taking into account both, the scientific and the didactic aspects. Active participation in the seminar is required (at least one scientific question or comment per talk).

Assessment and permitted materials

The final mark will be defined by the quality of the given scientific presentation and the participants' activity (the number of questions and comments during the semester).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Presence in >70% of all meetings.
- Presentation of one scientific talk (approximately 30 min long) during the semester.
- Active participation in the scientific discussions and evaluation of other students (at least one question/comment during every seminar).

Examination topics

Selected research papers and book chapters.

Reading list

After students selected the topics (within the first two weeks), they will get the individual literature lists to prepare the talks. Usually, literature involves book chapters or invited papers. The further independent work with the literature search is encouraged and is a part of the training.

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Last modified: Fr 19.03.2021 00:06