Sir Isaac Newton
  Physics 496
  Introduction to Physics Research
  Fall 2023

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Lecture Notes

Notes are posted after each class.
Questions about lectures notes should be directed to the lecturer:

Professor Taylor Hughes (TLH)
Instructor Celia Elliott (cme)
Course Manager Jessica Raley (JLR)

August 25

Introduction to Technical Communications for Physicists (cme)
Writing Effective Titles (TLH)

September 1 

Ethics for Young Scientists and Engineers (cme)
How to Read a Physics Paper (TLH)

September 8

How to Write Abstracts to Capture Your Audience (cme)
What Makes a Good Talk? (cme)

September 15

How to Get Started if You Hate to Write, Part I—Outlining (cme)

September 22

Writing Referee Reports (TLH)

September 29

How to Get Started if You Hate to Write, Part II—Building Paragraphs
Reference Rules and Styles in Scientific Writing (JLR)

October 6

Giving Better Science Talks (TLH)
Writing Instructions (JLR)

October 13

Revising Technical Manuscripts (TLH)

October 20

Creating Effective Figures for Technical Documents (TLH)
Effective Figure Captions (cme)

October 27

Making Verbs Work (cme)

November 3

A Framework for Ethical Decisions (cme)

November 10

Writing an Effective Statement of Purpose (cme)
Writing a Diversity Statement (cme)
Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters (cme)

November 17

Intellectual Property for Physicists (cme)

December 1


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