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Journal Club

The Journal Club is a course dedicated to the study of interesting papers in a wide range of physics topics. The course is intended for second-year students and is intended as a forum to learn to critically analyze physics papers. As an added bonus, we should learn about some new and interesting topics in physics and should learn (from others successes and blunders) how to write better scientific papers.

Each week, all participating students read the selected paper (see the papers and calendar below). One student reads in particular detail and presents the paper briefly (~5min), then helps to guide a critical discussion of the paper. We will discuss both papers of interest in current developments in physics as well as important papers of the past.

This Week's Paper


Welcome to a new year of Journal Club. Please join us for our discussion of interesting Physics Papers on Mondays at 3:35 in rm 143.

Please post any questions about the Current Weeks Journal Paper in its designated section of the wiki.

Everyone should go to the Calendar page and choose a week to present. I would like everyone to have chosen a paper 2 weeks before they are going to present so we have time to look it over and get it on the Physics Calendar.

Journal Papers


Presentation guidelines and reading tips

Previous semesters' papers

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