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To the Point

Module PH8122

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH8122 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level and graduate-studies level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Subject-Related Supplement to the Transferable Skills Modules for Doctoral Candidates in Physics (Seminars)
  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 32 h 3 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH8122 is Reinhard Kienberger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The communication of complex scientific research results often takes place via presenta-tions with view graphs (powerpoint/keynote slides or similar). Corresponding presentation and presentation techniques are taught in many seminars or presentation workshops. Much more frequently, however, scientists are faced with the task of explaining their research in short presentations (approx. 5 minutes) to peers who, however, do not necessarily belong to the same research field (e.g. the round trip at the end of a doctorate). Scientists should also be able to present their research to laypersons. In both cases, it is important to get people excited about one's own research, to put one's own work in a wider context and yet make clear what one's own research contributes to solving a problem.

Learning Outcome

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

HS 2 To the Point Finley, J. Kienberger, R. Paul, S. Thu, 16:00–18:00, PH II 227
KO 0.1 Science Slam "To the Point" Finley, J. Kienberger, R. Paul, S.

Learning and Teaching Methods

"To the Point" teaches techniques for short lectures without view graphs with/without flip-chart. Participants practice using their own work, which they will present at both levels (pro-fessional audience/laymen). Training techniques include video recordings, demonstrations by the organisers and general visual material (e.g. TED lectures). At the end, the participants can compete against each other in a Science Slam, which is held in public (in pthe hysics department). Here the spectators act as point judges. The winners will win a prize.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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