PHYS5035 Research Proposal in Computational Physics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
In this unit, students will begin to investigate a specific topic area in computational physics in either the classical or the quantum domain. Under close supervision, students will carry out a through literature review of their chosen research topic to understand the scope of the stated problem, its significance and what have been done previously. Students will learn the necessary computational and mathematical methods, the use of LaTeX, professional scientific writing skills, referencing conventions appropriate to physics and research ethics in general. They will also be exposed to the practical tools and professional standards needed to develop a research project, to write a research proposal, to give an oral presentation, where they will be prepared to answer questions and to defend their proposal.
Students are able to (1) execute a thorough and critical literature review of their chosen research topic; (2) apply advanced computational and mathematical methods; (3) communicate effectively through preparation of presentation and oral defense of the proposal
; and (4) work within the research group and start research in the proposed project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal and (2) oral defense of research proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jingbo Wang
Unit rules
enrolment in 53560 Master of Physics (Computational Physics specialisation) and completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalent.
Contact hours
Average 1 hour per week (students meet with their project supervisors throughout the semester to define the content of the literature review and research proposal)
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