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Diploma Thesis Seminar - NAST031
Title: Diplomový seminář
Guaranteed by: Astronomical Institute of Charles University (32-AUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Šubr, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Josef Ďurech, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Michal Švanda, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics
Annotation -
Last update: T_AUUK (27.03.2015)
Primary aim of the Seminar is development of the students' communication skills with emphasis on presentation of results of their work for the scientific audience. The presentation is in oral as well as in the form of short article. Side effect of the presentaion of diploma Theses is supervision of their progress. Second aim pf the Seminar is to get the students acquainted with various tools and methods used in the scientific work (publication of a scientific article, LaTeX, typography, GCC, UNIX, etc.), or, e.g., with ethic of the scientific work.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Michal Švanda, Ph.D. (30.04.2020)

Credit is obtained after visiting more than one half of seminars held at given term.

Alternatively, the credit can be obtained for presenting the text having all the features of the science paper (having about 3-4 pages) that undergoes a peer-review with one of the teachers. The topic should be related to the introduction to the topic of the diploma project or to a similar field.

Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: T_AUUK (31.03.2008)


Syllabus -
Last update: T_AUUK (27.03.2015)

Communication skills (once per two terms):

presentation of diploma Theses of students - both oral and written; discussion

about just passed seminar of the Institute; structure and style of scientific

writing; basic rules of typography; LaTeX

Publication (once per four terms):

tools for preparation of posters and presentations; scientometrics; process of

publication of a scientific article; english in the scientific text; ethics of

the scientific work

Tools (once per four terms):

tools for data processing and presentation (Gnuplot, Matlab, IDL); UNIX

(Linux) and standard UNIX tools (bash, awk, grep, Python, etc.)

Programming (once per four terms):

GCC - compilation and linking, program "make"; C - pointers, memory

management; Fortran; debuggers (gdb); parallel programming - multithreaded

applications, computation on GPUs, distributed computing

Other (once per four terms):

SI vs. CGS; from the astronomer's life (foreign stays, grants, summer

schools); databases - SQL language, frontends, virtual observatory; data

formats (FITS, etc.); popularisation of science

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