MSc Seminar KF1, KF3, 2018 Fall
Location: KF 84
Time: Fridays, 12:15-14:00.
First meeting: Sep 7 Friday, 12:15-14:00.
Seminar leader: Andras Palyi
- Give a talk.
- You can miss at most 3 classes.
- You should email
me (palyi at mail dot bme dot hu) the 95% ready slides, as a pdf file,
one week before the midnight
before your talk.
You should email me the final version of the slides right after your
- You have to be prepared to step in for a cancelled talk one week
before the date of your talk.
- The grade will be determined based on the quality of the
presentation. Being late with sending slides, or cancelling a
talk, can result in a lower grade.
- Each topic will be processed and presented by a team
of two students.
- Pick a recent Nature, Science or Nature Physics paper
(update, 2018-11-22: an original research paper)
of your interest,
e.g., related to your BSc or MSc thesis work. If you
need help, ask your thesis supervisor and/or me to suggest a paper.
- Prepare a 20-minute talk based on the papers.
The talk should be as comprehensible as possible to your
- Prepare slides in pdf.
- The last slide should contain 3 control questions
aimed at the audience.
- Preferably, use your own computer for the talk, but also bring
along the slides on a pendrive.
- Be prepared to take questions. There should be
a 10-minute discussion after each talk.
- If you'd like to discuss the paper with me in preparation for the
talk, then please contact
me well before the talk. Recall that the 95% ready slides should be
emailed to me one week before the talk.
|Week ||Date ||Speakers
- Benitez et al.,
Strongly anisotropic spin relaxation in graphene–transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures at room temperature
Nature Physics 14, 303 (2018)
Aartsen et al.
Neutrino interferometry for high-precision tests of Lorentz symmetry with IceCube
Nature Physics 14, 961 (2018)
Gyulai László, Borsi Márton
Elsayed et al.
Entangled Quantum Dynamics of Many-Body Systems using Bohmian Trajectories
Scientific Reports 8, 12704 (2018)
Szegleti András, Pongó Tivadar
Note that it is against the rules to pick a paper from Scientific Reports.
Kormos et al.
Real-time confinement following a quantum quench to a non-integrable model
Nature Physics 13, 246 (2017)
Vörös Dániel, Pristyák Levente
Schweigler et al.
Experimental characterization of a quantum many-body system via higher-order correlations
Nature 545, 323 (2017)
Magyar Zoltán, Szász-Schagrin Dávid
Mi et al.
Strong coupling of a single electron in silicon to a microwave photon
Science 355, 156 (2017)
Sütő Máté, Sári Péter
Gao et al.
Universal resilience patterns in complex networks
Nature 530, 307 (2016)
Grabarits András, Tamás Gábor
Andreev et al.
Improved limit on the electric dipole moment of the electron
Nature 562, 355 (2018)
Horváth Anna, Beatriz de Simoni
Islam et al.
Measuring entanglement entropy in a quantum many-body system
Nature 528, 77 (2015)
Pataki Dávid, Frank György
Abellan et al.
Challenging local realism with human choices
Nature 557, 212 (2018)
Budai Ákos, Györgypál Zsolt
Nature Physics 10, 259 (2014)
Note that it is against the rules to pick a paper from Nature Physics
that is not an original research paper.
Oreshkov et al.
Quantum correlations with no causal order
Nature Communications 3, 1092 (2012)
Note that it is against the rules to pick a paper from Nature
Szilvási Réka, Szilágyi Zsombor
- Many researchers post on the web their advice on how to make
An example from a theoretical physicist
is here (section 6).
Another principle that is worth considering
this one from a mathematician.
Probably it doesn't make sense to blindly follow any of such advice,
but it does make sense to read those and consider applying
When you present the results of a research activity, it might make the presentation more comprehensible if you clearly separate various types of information. One way to do this is to follow this scheme:
- Describe the physical setup.
- Describe which physical quantities are treated as control parameters.
- Describe which physical quantities can be measured or calculated.
- Pose the question that is addressed in the paper.
- Show the result: the graph of the experimental data, or the graph of the numerical or analytical results, or the formula obtained.
- List the main features of the results.
- If possible, explain in simple terms, the “physical origin” of each feature.
- If possible, describe the consequences drawn from the results.