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520021 SE Challenges in Research II - from practical work to publication (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. 16 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that we will meet live on the Moodle platform.
Vorbesprechung: 17 Mar, 10:00, Moodle
First session: 24 Mar, 10:00, Moodle

Wednesday 17.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 24.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at giving an overview of research done by students at the Faculty of Physics as well as offer a place to connect with students from other groups and refine your skills in writing and reading scientific articles. We will review the design and style of scientific articles relevant to the research fields of the participants of the seminar. Challenges students are facing in translating the scientific work into a publication and how to overcome them will be discussed. Each participant of the seminar will be asked to provide an essay on e.g. the publishing system,open science, data visualisation and management, dissemination and communication which will be discussed together in a forum and/or live chat. Background reading and a list of potential topics will be available on Moodle. In addition to the discussion of scientific articles and the practical work behind, short writing exercises will be assigned regularly which can be uploaded on Moodle and which will be discussed together in the following session.
This course is open to students from all areas of physics (theoretical, computational or experimental) and to both PhD and MSc students. All presentations will be done in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Format & content of your essay, accessibility for students from different fields
Feedback on scientific articles to be read before the sessions
Writing exercises

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirement for a positive grade: handing in one essay, assessing scientific articles (weekly), writing exercises (weekly), active participation in forum/chat

Examination topics

Topics covered by the scientific articles, essays and exercises

Reading list

Literature will be announced throughout the course and will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory


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