Thursdays, 10:15 - 12:00
UZH Y36K08 - Irchel Campus - online
2 ETCS points (60 h)
Attendance: mandatory, at least 80% of presentations
With a focus on the experimental aspect, we will cover Nobelprizes (NP) in Physics and Chemistry, where the Noble lecture shall be the starting point for the 25 minutes presentations.
The students may pick their coaches and the NP suggested by these coaches in the order of their booking of the lecture. From the coaches' list of suggested NP, the student picks one.
The format attempts to simulate a conference environment in which you present your findings to a peer audience, which is composed of your fellow students.
After successful participation in the proseminar, the student will have learned:
1. to use the basic methods of literature retrieval
2. to condense the knowledge from scientific sources into a presentation
3. to obtain good presentation skills
4. details about the experimental aspects and methods of research
5. how to connect with and get support from their coach
6. to answer to questions/comments to their presentation
The talks should take 25 minutes, additional 15 minutes are reserved for questions and discussion.
1. structure and organization of the talk
2. presentation of basic knowledge
3. presentation of advanced aspects
4. quality and relevance of presented formulae and figures
5. the clarity of the presentation
6. the ability to present the topic with excitement and enthusiasm
7. time keeping
8. the ability to answer questions and comments
9. quality of questions from the audience
10. Literature research documentation and correct citation
11. the participation on your colleagues' presentations
The grade (fail/pass) is composed of your own presentation, your replies to the comments/questions to your presentation, and your participation in the presentation of your colleagues (commenting/question on at least 80% of the presentations mandatory).
You are selecting the 3 best comments/questions for your talk, which serves as the basis for selecting the student with the best participation.
The presentations are ranked by the coaches and the best will receive an award.
Before Thursday: (1) A Youtube link to the recorded talk (or the video file) is sent to coordinator (Qisi Wang).
(2) Literature portfolio is sent to Anna.
Thursday morning: The coordinator sends the link to all people involved.
The next Tuesday evening: Questions are closed.
The next Wednesday evening: Answers from the presenter are closed.
The next Thursday: Coordinator receives feedbacks from the coach and referees.
Examples of talks
Below are three examples of previous proseminar talks
Topic: The development of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
Speaker: Mischa Stifter
Topic: Néel antiferromagnetism
Speaker: Christopher Binz
Topic: Discovery of fullerenes
Speaker: Stefanie Jucker
Proseminar in Experimental Physics: Program
Anna Veron email@example.com
Qisi Wang firstname.lastname@example.org