2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS3290 High Energy Physics Seminar
10 creditsClass Size: 24
Module manager: Dr H J Rose
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2005/06
Pre-requisitesPHYS2080 (Subatomic Physics) OR PHYS3030 (Particle Physics) or equivalent
This module is approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of the module, students will be able to use journal papers, databases and pre-print servers to gain a detailed knowledge of a current area of active high-energy physics or astroparticle physics research. They will be able to select a subset of the information found, structure it and to then present it to a non specialist audience in a seminar and in a written report. The skills gained can then be applied to a arrange of situations the students may later encounter which require to collect, organise, review and present complex technical or scientific information.
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Use of the World Wide Web, especially the specialist databases at CERN, SLAC and Los Alamos, and electronic pre-print servers to gain access to the latest information on a current area of active research. Techniques of reviewing and structuring complex scientific information from different sources. Methods for presentations in small groups. Techniques to structure scientific texts for later publication. Specific high energy physics component will include one area of current research, such as experimental tests of the Minimal Standard Model, searches for new particles and interactions, precision measurements of fundamental constants, or modern high energy astrophysics experiments. Within an area a presentation may focus on specific experimental methods, electronics techniques, computing, or the theoretical context and physics goals of a high energy physics experiment.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for informationClasses: up to 22 x 1 hour.
Private studyLiterature search: 18 hours;
Preparation of talk: 30 hours;
Preparation of report: 30 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAssignments and presentations during one semester.
Methods of assessment
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for informationSelf assessment of literature search: 10%;
Final report: 10%;
Peer assessment of draft report: 10%;
Final presentation: 10%;
Outcome and quality of literature search: 10%;
Oral presentation: 20%;
Marked final report: 20%.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 19/04/2005
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