Starting Wednesday April 30 we will videotape the
presentations of consenting students. We will get your permission
ahead of time. We thank those of you who agree!
The Final Reports are due Monday, May 12, 2008
by 12:05 P.M. Each student must submit his or her own Final Report.
The Final Report should be 10 pages or less, single sided, double spaced,
with a minimum font size of 11 points.
Feel free to add appendices that might be helpful for future generation of
students. The appendices will not be considered as part of the graded
You must submit your report in electronic
form as a PDF document. (Use the computers labeled Marcellus and
Guildenstern in room 65 to convert your report to a PDF file. For
example, to convert a MS Word document into PDF, in MS Word select the
“Adobe PDF / Convert PDF” menu.) Rename your PDF file so that its name
will the same as your MXP account name. Copy your PDF file to the U:\pub\S08\FinalReport folder. (For privacy reasons, you will not
be able to open the folder or see the file once it has been copied to this
Please make sure that you submit the report before the deadline, and that it
conforms to the formatting requirements.
The project web sites have been set up.
The web sites must be completed by May 13, 4:30 P.M. Instructions on
how to design the project web page can be found
detection homework is now posted. It will be due May 7 in class.
Please, instead of emailing your student presentations,
copy them to the U:\pub\S08\Student Presentations folder. Also, when
in doubt that the presentations will work convert
your report to a PDF document using the computers in room 65 that have Adobe
Acrobat installed. (Currently this are the machine labeled Marcellus
and Guildenstern.) In PowerPoint, select the “Adobe PDF / Convert PDF”
Instructions on how to create, print and make the
poster for the poster session will be posted in the
The schedule for the second student presentation
has been posted. Class attendance
is again mandatory and attendance will be taken.
The cryogenics homework has been posted. The homework is due in class on Wednesday April 23.
Professor Hanany's lecture notes on Scientific Writing
have been posted here.
The Midterm Reports are due April 9, 2008. (Note:
the date change.) They are
optional and you may hand them in as group project or individually. (Note:
each student will be required submit his or her own Final Report!) The
Midterm Reports will not count towards your final course grade. However, it
provides a great opportunity for you to receive feedback from your
professors before submitting your Final Reports.
The Midterm Reports should contain the introduction and
theory sections. If you feel that your apparatus design is finalized, also
include this section and any data and results if you already have some.
Since you (hopefully) will be using the same information for your Final
Report, you can think of the Midterm Reports as the first half of your final
report and you may as well get it done now. The usual guidelines on style
and size pertain to the Midterm Report: 12 point font, double spaced,
maximum 10 pages.Finally, submit your report in electronic
form. Convert your report to a PDF document using the computers in
room 65 that have Adobe Acrobat installed. (Currently this is the
machine labeled Marcellus.) In MS Word, select the “Adobe PDF /
Convert PDF” menu. Copy
the converted file in the U:\pub\S08\Midterm Report folder. (For
privacy reasons, you will
not be able to open the folder or see the file once it has been copied to this folder.)
|A cryogenics sample homework and related tables have been posted
here. The actual homework and its due
date will be announced later.|
|The proposals have (finally) been graded and the grades have been posted
on WebCT. Please talk to your (internal) advisor about the graded proposals.
This feedback will be important and aid you when you start writing your
|No weekly progress reports will be required this year in this course!|
|The Scientific Writing Homework #1 and #2 (with the corresponding sample project reports)
have been posted here. The first homework will be due in
class, Monday March 24, the second on March 26 respectively.|
|No progress reports are required for the first 2 weeks of projects.
We will keep you posted on how we implement the progress reports for the
rest of the semester.|
|Note the the schedule for the
initial project talks has been changed. Please check the date of your
|The project proposal is due this Friday, February 22, in class. If you
haven’t met with your project advisor yet, please do so as soon as possible!
One proposal per group will be submitted. The length of the proposal will be
restricted to 10 (single sided, double spaced) pages maximum! |