Writing Science 2019
What: Learn how to write about physics
Where: Tidrommet, Physics building
Who: First year Master students
Bring: Laptop, pen and paper
Each week, we will meet in groups to read and write about physics. The sessions are mandatory (minimum requirement is attendance and participation in 8 of 12 sessions).
- Group 1: Thursdays from 10.15 - 11.00
- Group 2: Mondays from 13.15 - 14.00
- Group 3: Wednesdays from 10.15 - 11.00
Weeks 34, 35, 36, and 37.
We will read and discuss a published research article, write a structured summary, and give each other feedback in small groups. The aim is to get familiar with an academic paper and learn to describe the results and findings using your own words.
All students read the same paper:
The ATLAS Collaboration (2012) A Particle Consistent with the Higgs Boson Observed with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider.
Week 38: No teaching.
Spend the time reading paper 2, see below.
Weeks 39, 40, 41 and 42
We focus on argumentation and critical reading of a published paper.
Biological and Medical Physics:
Abravan, A., Eide, H.A., Løndalen, A.M. et al. (2018). Mapping Bone Marrow Response in the Vertebral Column by Positron Emission Tomography Following Radiotherapy and Erlotinib Therapy of Lung Cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. LINK
Bungum, Berit & Tellefsen, Cathrine Wahlstrøm (2016). Bruk av språk og diskusjoner for å fremme elevers forståelse i kvantefysikk gjennom digitale ressurser. Nordisk tidsskrift for pedagogikk & kritikk 2(1), s 2- 16. LINK
Materials, Nanophysics and Quantum Technology:
Jonne V. Koski, Ville F. Maisi, Jukka P. Pekola, and Dmitri V. Averin. (2014) Experimental realization of a Szilard engine with a single electron. PNAS September 23, 2014. LINK
Nuclear and Particle Physics:
Daniel Kasen, Brian Metzger, Jennifer Barnes, Eliot Quataert & Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. (2017)Origin of the heavy elements in binary neutron-star mergers from a gravitational-wave event. Nature volume 551 LINK
Space Physics and Space Technology:
Brian J. Anderson, Kazue Takahashi, Bruce A. Toth. (2000) Sensing global Birkeland currents with iridium® engineering magnetometer data. Geophysical Research Letters. LINK
J.M. Leinaas and J. Myrheim. (1977) “On the theory of identical particles”, Il Nuovo Cimento B 37, 1 LINK
Week 43: Information from the study section.
Everything you need to know about the mater thesis project plan.
Weeks 44, 45, 46 and 47
Workshops and group work to write your own project plan.
Give and get feedback from fellow students.
Examples of Master thesis project plans: 1, 2 and 3