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SI2350 Seminar Course in Theoretical Physics 7.5 credits

The course is a student and PhD student seminar series in topics from modern theoretical physics such as quantum mechanics, condensed matter theory, elementary particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. The concept of the student seminars is similar to the one of the German "Proseminar".

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SI2350 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Topics from modern theoretical physics such as quantum mechanics, condensed matter theory, elementary particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course you should be able to:

  • write a personally composed report on a topic in modern theoretical physics,
  • use the typesetting program LaTeX,
  • present a report at a seminar,
  • critically evaluate another person's report and seminar,
  • have a general knowledge of different topics in modern theoretical physics.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

Quantum Physics and Relativity or equivalent prerequisites.


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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Report, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

A exam about the typesetting program LaTeX (TEN1; 1,5 university credits). An own
written report (INL1; 3 university credits), oral presentation of the report in form of
a seminar and oral and written objection on another student's report
and seminar (SEM1; 1,5 university credits) as well as 75 % attendance of all meetings and
seminars (NÄR1; 1,5 university credits).

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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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 SI2350

Offered by

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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