SK3002 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.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.


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.


Admitted to doctoral studies at Applied Physics, SCI, KTH


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


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.

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.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


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Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2016.