Physics seminar

lphys2191  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Physics seminar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
0 h + 30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Crucifix Michel; Drewes Marco; Piotrzkowski Krzysztof; Urbain Xavier;
Main themes
The student is asked to attend three series of physics seminars : (1) seminars on subjects of general interest or hot topics in physics, (2) in-depth seminars on research topics related directly or indirectly to the student's Master's thesis and (3) seminars given by former physics students on their experience of professional integration.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a.     Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M)
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1, 4.2
5.1, 5.2, 5.3
7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
b.    Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :
1.     report on recent advances in physics research ;
2.     structure an oral physics presentation showing the key elements of the subject ;
3.     convince an audience composed of scientists of the relevance of a result in physics ;
4.     take a step back on his/her training in physics ;
5.     anticipate the problems of employability at the end of his/her studies.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The content of the seminars changes from year to year depending on the speakers. The detailed programme is fixed at the beginning of each semester.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
The student is required to attend all seminars corresponding to points (1) and (3) mentioned in the section "aims" above and to a minimum of six seminars corresponding to point (2), to be chosen from a list. At the end of the year, he/she is asked to present orally (in about fifteen minutes, preferably in English) in front of the holders of the teaching unit a scientific article of physics that he will have chosen in consultation with them. This article cannot, in any case, appear in the bibliographical list of the student's Master’s thesis. The presentation of the article will be followed by some questions asked to the student by the holders of the teaching unit.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physics