Course data
Course name: Seminar 2
Neptun ID: BMETE11MF04
Responsible teacher: Attila Virosztek
Department: Department of Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE11MF04
Requirements, Informations

MSc Seminar KF2, KF4, 2020 Spring



  • Location: F 3213 (2nd floor, lecture hall 13)
  • Time: Fridays, 12:15-13:45.
  • First meeting: Feb 14, Friday, 12:15-13:45.
  • Language: English
  • Coordinator: Andras Palyi


Rules - updated on 2020/03/28 upon transition to online

  1. Each student will present a 20-minute talk based on his/her MSc thesis topic.
  2. The talk should be as comprehensible as possible to your fellow students.
  3. Prepare slides in pdf.
  4. You should give a practice talk on the Wednesday before your talk. On Wednesdays, I'm available between 8:00-14:00. Contact me the week before the talk to find a time for your practice talk, either in person, or via email at palyi at mail dot bme dot hu.
  5. Please upload your title and abstract (5-8 sentences) in a pdf file to the Files folder of your session before the practice talk.
  6. The practice talk should take 20 minutes, and it is followed by a discussion that takes at most 30 minutes.
  7. In the seminar session, use your own computer for the talk, but also bring along the slides on a pendrive, just in case your computer does not work with the projector.
  8. Test if the projector works with your computer before the session starts.
  9. Be prepared to take questions.
  10. Each talk is followed by 10-minute discussion, during which the audience has to write a summary of the talk in 5-10 sentences in a google survey. It is okay not to submit the summary at the end of the 10-minute submission (the discussion itself can be quite entertaining/distracting), but it is mandatory to submit it on the day of the session. This is done in pairs. Please do bring your laptop even if you're not the speaker, to make sure that you can complete this task.
  11. I upload the summaries to the Files folder of the session. I send the summaries as a single pdf file to the speaker. He/She will decide if it should be published in some way. I'm glad to publish the summaries here, if the speaker wishes so.
  12. You should upload the final version of the slides right after your talk before your session starts, to the Files folder of the channel of your session.
  13. You can miss at most 3 classes.
  14. The grade will be determined based on the quality of the presentation. Not giving a practice talk, or cancelling a talk, can result in a lower grade.


Schedule - updated on 2020/03/28 upon transition to online

  1. Feb 14 - kick-off
  2. Feb 21 - no seminar
  3. Feb 28 - no seminar
  4. Mar 6 - Borsi, Budai
  5. Mar 13 - Györgypál, Horváth session cancelled
  6. Mar 20 - Gyulai, Sulyok  session cancelled
  7. Mar 27 - Szász-Schagrin, Szilágyi
  8. Apr 3 - Szilvási, Tamás
  9. Apr 10 - no seminar
  10. Apr 17 - Gyulai, Sulyok
  11. Apr 24 - Vizkeleti, Balázs
  12. May 1 - no seminar
  13. May 8 - Jakab, Kovács, Györgypál
  14. May 15 - Mikeházi, Szombathy, Szász-Schagrin
  15. May 22 - Trócsányi, Varga, Horváth