FSK3002 Seminar Course in Applied Physics (two years) 3.0 credits

Seminarkurs på Tillämpad Fysik (två år)

The course is a postgraduate course which implies active and regular participation in seminars organized by the Institute of Applied Physics (spanning the range Bio-Opto-Nano) and oral presentations on the topics of such seminars. The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of ongoing cutting-edge research in a broad spectrum of research areas, covering among others: biomedical and X-ray physics, cell physics, biomolecular physics, laser physics, quantum electronics, quantum optics and nanostructure physics.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course encompasses seminars organized by the seven divisions of the Department. The speakers present state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research in their respective areas as well as contiguous ones.

Intended learning outcomes *

To broaden and deepen the student's knowledge in the different areas of ongoing research of the Department of Applied Physics. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to describe cutting-edge research and technology in a few areas different from his/her own and identify their connections with other fields of research.

Course Disposition

The PhD student takes part to the seminars organized by the Department of Applied Physics (every other Thursday, 9 o'clock) and provides a record of his/her presence by signing on the list of participants, which is circulated during the seminars.

The examination is once a year in the form of a seminar lecture in which the doctoral student reports on one of the seminars that she/he has followed in the year. The selected topic should be outside his/her own area of research.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admitted to doctoral studies at Applied Physics, SCI, KTH.

Recommended prerequisites

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Provided during the seminar, plus ev. additional self-study material

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • RED1 - Presentation, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The attendance lists are filed in by the Applied Physics administrator. At the end of the year, the doctoral student requests from the administrator a certificate of attendance (with attendance rates), which is then provided to the examiner.
Examination-lectures are arranged ad-hoc with the examiner and other students.

Other requirements for final grade *

  • Attendance rate to the departmental seminars above 70%, over two years;
  • Two oral presentation on specific seminar topics ( one per year) approved by the examiner.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Katia Gallo

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FSK3002

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Katia Gallo (gallo@kth.se)

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics