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PH5014 - Research Skills and Communication in Physics (Advanced)

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This course will allow students to acquire general skills essential for a research or professional physicist whilst extending and consolidating their knowledge of physics. Using an area of current topical physics research as the platform, students will acquire, interpret, explain and critically evaluate the scientific literature related to this physics. They will be exposed to the peer-review process, and develop an understanding of the indicators and attributes for quality research publications, relevant to physics. Students will develop written and oral skills for effective communication of key concepts, techniques, and research status associated with the selected research topic for a variety of forum

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire relevant scientific articles through appropriate use of journal databases and citation indices;
  • interpret, critically evaluate and explain the scientific literature on the current physics research area;
  • write a scientific report using LaTeX interfaced with the appropriate bibliographic software;
  • write a report and develop a presentation suitable for dissemination to a variety of target audiences including graduate physicists, industry, high schools and the broader community.

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