141.A33 Presentation techniques for physicists
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to present material they have studied or the results of their own scientific research in talks or at conferences in an understandable and attractive way.

Subject of course

Over the course of the seminar all participants will give short presentations on topics of their choice (typically but not necessarily about topics they have treated themselves during work projects, in a bachelor thesis etc.). The other participants and the seminar lecturer will then discuss the positive and negative aspects of the presentation so that everybody will learn both from their own mistakes and from the mistakes of others. This seminar is by no means a lecture on pedagogics but offers a chance to acquire first-hand practical experience in the communication of scientific knowledge.
Presentations and discussions can be held in either German or English.

Teaching methods

Presentations to be prepared and delivered by the students themselves and participation in the discussion of the presentations given by the other participants.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Each participant has to give at least two presentations. Please already prepare a presentation for the first meeting!  Ideally, this can concern a diploma, bachelor's or project thesis but it can also be on another topic, and should last for about 20 minutes. Slides can be made in Powerpoint, OpenOffice etc, you can also use a blackboard. Language: English or German.


Please register by sending an email to manfred.jeitler@cern.ch


Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue17:30 - 18:0028.02.2023 https://cern.zoom.us/j/4940503352?pwd=TzNHcmUzM0Vvb2FsVFMyRG93ZDY2dz09 (LIVE)Planning discussion
Wed16:00 - 17:3003.05.2023 https://cern.zoom.us/j/4940503352?pwd=TzNHcmUzM0Vvb2FsVFMyRG93ZDY2dz09 (LIVE)Zoom meeting 3.5.23
Mon13:30 - 15:4508.05.2023 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdorferg.18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "library"day 3
Tue14:00 - 15:4509.05.2023 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdorferg.18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "library"day 4
Wed14:00 - 16:4510.05.2023 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdorferg.18, 1050 Vienna, 2nd floor, "Seminarraum"day 5
Thu13:30 - 15:4511.05.2023 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdorferg.18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "library"day 6
Tue14:30 - 16:0016.05.2023 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdorferg.18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "library"day 7
Mon15:00 - 17:0005.06.2023 https://cern.zoom.us/j/4940503352?pwd=TzNHcmUzM0Vvb2FsVFMyRG93ZDY2dz09 (LIVE)Zoom-Termin 5.6.23

Examination modalities

Successful presentation of at least two talks.

Course registration

Registration modalities

Please just send an email to manfred.jeitler@cern.ch  to register for the seminar.

In order to work efficiently, the number of participants will be limited.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Elective
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified


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