13 Master Thesis

Objectives

To initiate students into research activities. To incorporate students into a research group during the time of the master thesis. To perform a research work in order to acquire the research skills needed for developing a research career.

Skills

  • Carry out academic work independently using bibliography and data bases and also working with other professionals.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously
  • Devise strategies for analysis, synthesis and communication to transmit notions of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology in educational and outreach environments.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Plan and carry out theoretical, experimental or observational research in the fields of high energy physics, astrophysics or cosmology using the appropriate methods, bringing innovative and competitive proposals, and report about the results
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Use correct spoken and written English.
  • Use the adequate software, programming languages and computer packages to research problems related to high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
  • Work in a group and take on responsibility, interacting professionally and constructively with other people with complete respect for their rights.
  • Work independently, take initiatives and be able to organise work in order to achieve results and plan and carry out a project.

Learning outcomes

  1. Achieve a overall view of the Masters dissertation.
  2. Be capable of carrying out an original Masters Dissertation project.
  3. Begin research in a new area.
  4. Carry out a bibliographical work in collaboration with other scientists for the Masters dissertation. 5. Complete and present the Masters dissertation within the established deadline.
  5. Join an pre-existing working group.
  6. Learn the necessary programming languages for the research to be carried out.
  7. Make a public oral presentation of the Masters dissertation that is clear, concise and coherent. 9. Present the Masters dissertation in English and give an oral defence, also in English.
  8. Undertake the Masters dissertation project independently with supervision. 11. Write a clear, concise and coherent report for the Masters dissertation.

Content

The master thesis will consist in a research work, preferably original, in the fields of Particle Physics, Astrophysics or Cosmology, developed in a pre-existing research group, preferably, at UAB, IFAE or ICE-CSIC. The research work must be done individually. The student and the supervisor will agree the research lines. In case the supervisor is not UAB personnel belonging to the Physics Department, the student will find a tutor from the Physics Departament.

Prerequisites

It is recommended to have followed the courses of the first semester, and to follow, in parallel, the courses of the second one.



Teachers

Bibliography

The biblography will be suggested to the student by the supervisor in each case. The student will perform his/her own bibliographic research.

More Information

http://www.uab.cat/guiesdocents/2016-17/g42868a2016-17iENG.pdf