Module PY3AP1 Practical in Astrophysics
Cohort: JS Physics and Astrophysics
Duration: Michaelmas Term, Hilary Term
Assesment: Continuous Assessment
Part I: Practical Laboratory - 16 experimental laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration) and 10 computational laboratory sessions (of 6 hours duration).
Part II: Communication Skills - 18 lectures/workshops
The effective communication of scientific results and ideas as written reports and oral presentations. The structure of a scientific article. The role of graphics and diagrams. Style and vocabulary. Addressing an audience. Use of slides and overheads. Class members will give a short seminar to the entire JS lab group and write an essay on topical issues in physics.
Part III: School Seminars - 8 seminars.