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<ul><li><p>The presentation and paperPretend you are a researcher (actually no need to pretend you are!)Give a talk, write it upPurposeLearn deeply about a topicTeach your friends about itLearn to prepare a presentation/write a paperclarityinterestFormat you choose a topic you see me to discuss ita practice talk in class (We all interrupt, criticize etc)A real talk in class (I keep my mouth shut Students can ask questions)use last several weeks+exam dateturn In paper during exam week</p></li><li><p>Some possible topics (not exhaustive)The LHC or one of the LHC detectors and what they might seePast experimentsDark energyDark matterParticle Detection techniques (e.g. gas drift chambers, calorimeters, Silicon detectors etc pick one).RHIC and its experimentsFNAL/CDF/D0Space based experiments (e.g. GLAST)Underground searchesAttempts at unificationFor someone with a taste for something tough a real analysis a real theoretical calculationSourcesFolks at UCRFolks at other universitiesScientific AmericanJournal articlesThe webYour brainBooks at the library</p></li><li><p>schedule</p></li><li><p>Preparing the talk/paperRichard SetoPhysics 165Nov 05, 2008</p></li><li><p>The Golden Rule:</p><p>Write a paper you would like to read.</p></li><li><p>Preparing your paperWho is your audience? What type of paper do you want to give (details or more general/ lots on intro or not?)What are your goals?What are the main points?A plan</p></li><li><p>Preparing your paperWho is your audience? What type of paper do you want to give (details or more general/ lots on intro or not?)Physics 164 Classthey know some nuclear physicsThey know nothing aboutcalorimetersdark matterspace borne experimentsetcGive a good introduction and be general but specific enough to give some details</p></li><li><p>Preparing your paperForm a thesis? (PUNCH LINE)Supersymmetry may be a road to unification</p></li><li><p>Preparing your paperWhat are the main points?Work hard on these main point you are trying to get across remember people cannot absorb more than about 3-5 pointsthese should be some of points in the outline</p></li><li><p>?The outline sets up the organization for you!Preparing your paperA planabstractreferences</p></li><li><p>EXPLAIN ALL VARIABLESsections that explainwhat is the point of the story in the subsection. Identify the bottom linepoints and/or illustrations. Give information to support the story</p></li><li><p>OrganizationStart with an abstract which gives in a few statementsIntroductionBody of papermain point 1main point 2main point 3Summary and conclusionreferences</p></li><li><p>Outline or overview</p></li><li><p>Introduce your subject (5 slides)Give the basicsideasphysicsVariableshistory if need be</p></li><li><p>Now cover each of your pointsIntrodetailIntrodetailIntrodetail</p></li><li><p>ConcludingYour ending slides should do 2 thingsSummarizereiterate the goal punch line</p></li><li><p>Some General pointsI recommend no more than 20 slidesplan for a 20 min talk (longer talks easier)A picture is worth 1000 wordsLabel ALL PLOTS CLEARLYEXPLAIN ALL VARIABLESUse primary colorsSTRIVE FOR CLARITY ABOVE ALL ELSE</p></li></ul>