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To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:
 
To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:
* All participants have to be '''present''' in all talks and play a part in the discussions.
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* All participants must:
* Instead of writing a report ''after'' the talk, we expect the participants to distribute a '''handout''' in the week before the seminar and send it to tba to be put up on the web page.
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** Make the first appointment with their supervisor 2 months (a minimum of 8 weeks) before giving their talk
** The handout is to be written in English.
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** Have read the literature provided on the website/by the supervisor before this first meeting
** All participants are expected to read the handout as preparation to the talk.
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** Hand in a draft of their presentation 1 month (a minimum of 4 weeks) before giving their talk
** It should describe the contents of the talk, written out in full.
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** Give a trial talk 2 weeks in advance of their public talk and hand in their final draft of the handout
** It should have 8 to 10 pages.
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** Give their talk at the arranged time
** If available, up to three original articles can be attached to the handout.
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** Be present at all talks
* The '''talk''' is to be given at the arranged time.
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** Take part in the discussions following the talks
** The talk is to be held in English.
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* The handout:
** The talk should take 40 to 45 minutes.
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** Consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (incl. pictures; 10 pt font, single space text)
** We recommend to prepare electronic slides for the talk.
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** Describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
** They can be displayed on your own laptop or on the institute's laptop. In the first case, please check whether the projection works ''before'' the actual date, in the latter case, please contact us well beforehand so that we will bring the laptop.
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** Is written for the other participants
** After the talk, there will be a discussion on the talk, where all participants are expected to actively contribute.
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** Is written in English
** After the discussion, we will give hints on how to improve the presentation.
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* The talk:
* For the participants that require a grade (PO 2011), the following aspects will be important:
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** Consists of material pertaining to the topic
** Quality of the talk (contents, presentation, slides)
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** Has a length of 45 minutes
** Quality of the handout (contents, readability)
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** Is prepared in electronic form
** Contributions to the discussion
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** Is held in English
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* Participants are graded according to:
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** The quality of the trial talk and final draft of the hand out (50%)
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** The quality of the final presentation (25%)
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** The level of participation in the discussion (25%)

Revision as of 18:44, 8 December 2014

Overview

Type
Seminar (Talks and Discussion)
Date and Time
weekly during the SS 2015, exact dates tba.
Location
Institut für Computerphysik, room tba
Credit Points
2 SWS = 3 CP (ECTS)
Teachers
Prof. Dr. Clemens Bechinger (2. PI)
Dr. Juan Ruben Gomez-Solano (2. PI)
Prof. Dr. Christian Holm (ICP)
Dr. Joost de Graaf (ICP)
Course Number
tba
Modules
tba
Language
English
Requirements
We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.
Application (=Anmeldung) for the Seminar. Please write an email to Joost de Graaf until December 1. On December 10th at 13.15h at the ICP (seminar room 1.095) there will be a meeting to gauge the interest of the students, discuss the topics, and handle the topic assignment. Topics must be chosen before December 15.
There will be organizational meeting that will be mandatory to all participants in February 2015, probably during the first week of the winter break to discuss topics and style and other requirements.

Topics

General Topic: Driven and self-propelled colloidal particles

The (T) or (E) after the talk title indicate if this topic would count towards an experimental or theoretical Seminar certificate:

(T): Theoretical Seminar Talk (E): Experimental Seminar Talk

Getting the credit points

To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:

  • All participants must:
    • Make the first appointment with their supervisor 2 months (a minimum of 8 weeks) before giving their talk
    • Have read the literature provided on the website/by the supervisor before this first meeting
    • Hand in a draft of their presentation 1 month (a minimum of 4 weeks) before giving their talk
    • Give a trial talk 2 weeks in advance of their public talk and hand in their final draft of the handout
    • Give their talk at the arranged time
    • Be present at all talks
    • Take part in the discussions following the talks
  • The handout:
    • Consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (incl. pictures; 10 pt font, single space text)
    • Describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
    • Is written for the other participants
    • Is written in English
  • The talk:
    • Consists of material pertaining to the topic
    • Has a length of 45 minutes
    • Is prepared in electronic form
    • Is held in English
  • Participants are graded according to:
    • The quality of the trial talk and final draft of the hand out (50%)
    • The quality of the final presentation (25%)
    • The level of participation in the discussion (25%)