Course data
Course name: Seminar NA3
Neptun ID: BMETE11MF49
Responsible teacher: Titusz Fehér
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE11MF49
Requirements, Informations




The classes are on Friday, between 12:15 and 13:45. We meet at the campus (check the room in Neptun). The seminars are lead by Titusz Fehér (Dept. of Physics).

The MS Teams group correspondig to this course is "Course 2023-24-2 - MSc Seminar Nanophysics". Every student will get the code to sign up via Neptun in the first week of the semester.



Any advanced topic in physics, preferably with a focus on fundamental aspects. Bring an interesting recent (review) article, or a collection of related articles. The title of the talks should be finalized at latest when you send me the first version of your slides (see Requirements below).



  • Give two talks: a long and a short one. (Specially for NA3 students: before your short talk you also have to present a test exam of a final examination question of your choice.)
  • Send me the slides to the address msc.seminar at server gmail-dot-com: a 70% ready version two weeks before the midnight preceding your talk, and a 99% ready version one week before the midight preceding your talk. Penalty will be given for being late with these deadlines.
  • Take an active part in the discussion after the talks: ask relevant questions and/or give relevant comments (4+4/person/semester).
  • Fulfill ≥70% of your assignments.
  • A maximum of 3 missed classes.
  • Evaluate each presentaion here right after the talk.
  • Marks will be determined by the presentation including response to questions during the discussion. Being late with sending slides and postponing presentation too late will result in penalty on marks (1-1 marks deducted for missing the deadlines, 2 marks deducted for postponing a talk too late—special offer: if you miss every deadline incl. unable to give the talk, you can still earn a 2 with a good presentation).
  • One has to be prepared to step in for a cancelled talk one week before the original schedule.
  • Student work on course NA4 is not marked but only audited (gets a signature only): in change NA4 students are not allowed to postpone their talks without notice at least 1 week in advance, while they have to prepare for being able to step in if needed!



  • Each topic will be processed and presented by a team of two students.
  • Long talks should be 20 minutes long followed by a max. 10 minutes' discussion.
  • Short talks should be 5 minutes long followed by a max. 10 minutes' discussion.
  • Students on course NA3 and NA4 will present their exam question in 15-20 minutes followed by a max.10 minutes' discussion.
  • Language is English.
  • Based on a computer presentation.
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • PDF (pl. LaTeX slides.sty)
    • You may use whatever on your own computer (pl. OpenOffice, prezi)
  • Please use your own computer for the presentation, or make sure you can borrow one on site that is compatible with your presentation. Make sure your computer is compatible with the projector the week before your talk.
  • Consulting with me at latest until 1 week before the talk (last week: only 1-2 specific questions).



We are going to schedule your talks together in line with your requests. The schedule will be available in the MS Teams group of this course.



All downloadable material is distributed via the MS team of the course.