Geoscience Master Seminar 2
This is the second of a seminar series for Geoscience master students given by the Department of Geosciences and the Science Library. The series run parallel with your master studies over the course of four semesters.
The aims of the seminars are to i) develop your professional competences ii) support you in achieving your goals with your master studies iii) inspire and support you in carrying out your research and iv) to meet your peers. The seminars will include hands-on practices, discussions, invited lecturers, social activities, help desks and more. Subjects such as literature search, scientific writing and research data management – just to name a few – will be part of these seminars.
The seminar is given twice, on the 4th and the 5th, to insure that you can attend.
We divide the seminar day into two parts. You need to sign up for ONE morning session (with lunch) AND ONE afternoon session (with tea). You may for example attend the morning and lunch seminar on the 4th, and the afternoon and tea session on the 5th.
It is important that you sign up for the sessions you are attending since we need to order lunch/tea.
Please, if it’s possible bring your laptop.
Morning session (with lunch): School of Pharmacy Aud 1 & 2.
We will start in Aud 1
10.15 – 10.20: Welcome and introduction to the seminar
10.20 – 11.00: Search, find, evaluate and re-use research data by Michael Heeremans
11.15 – 12.00: Parallel sessions in Aud 1 & 2. You may choose between:
- EndNote reference management software: this is for you who choose to write your master thesis in Microsoft Word and want to ditch time-consuming tedious work on your references and literature. – Kyrre Traavik Låberg & Edina Pózer
- LaTeX & BibLaTeX: this is for you who want to write your master thesis in LaTeX and needs to know how to manage large documents in LaTeX and how to use BibLaTeX most efficiently to organize your literature and references. – Martin Helsø (Department of Mathematics)
12.00 – 12.30: Lunch (provided by the Department of Geosciences)
12.30 – 13:00: Sessions A) & B) continues
Afternoon session (with tea):
April 4th Thursday, 13:15 – 16:00, School of Pharmacy Aud 1
April 5th Friday, 13:15 – 16:00, Department of Geosciences Aud 1
13.15 – 14:00: Invited speaker Olivier Galland: ‘Story of a paper’. Explore the behind the scenes experiences and challenges of a researcher that you might face yourself during your first research project, your master.
“During this presentation, I will present the long and sinuous path that lead to my first PhD paper. Even if the chaotic process can appear scary, it overall shows that fighting and not giving up is rewarding”
14.15 – 16.00 with breaks:
- How to read a paper
- Just write
- Dive deep into your literature search! –but how?
- Introduction to LaTeX with focus on mathematics. You must compile the document yourself and you should switch between reading the PDF and the source code. There are links to online resources at the end of the file.
- Introduction to BibLaTeX
- Guide to large documents
- Thesis template: zip, Overleaf
- Thesis front page
- Need help? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.