Graduate School

Communication in science

This course is part of the programme:
Physics (Third Level)

Objectives and competences

  • Independent search and evaluation of published results
  • presentation of a given research topic to general scientific community in oral and in written form
  • Prerequisites


    Content (Syllabus outline)

    The aim of this course is to prepare the students to competently present a chosen field of research to general audience and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of a pallete of ongoing research activities in physics and natural sciences.

    Intended learning outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding:

    The students will learn how to obtain and critically evaluate published results, clearly and efficiently present research topics to general scientific audience and to broaden their general knowledge by being exposed to the state-of-the-art research activities in various filelds of physics.


  • M. Stevens, Subtleties of Scientific Style, ScienceScape Editing, 2007
  • V. Booth, Communicating in Science: Writing a Scientific Paper and Speaking at Scientific Meetings, Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • Assessment

    Grading of a written scientific paper (100).

    Lecturer's references

    Full professor of Physics at the University of Nova Gorica.


    University course code: 3FIi15

    Year of study: 1


    ECTS: 6


    • Lectures: 10 hours
    • Seminar: 30 hours
    • Individual work: 140 hours

    Course type: elective

    Languages: english

    Learning and teaching methods:
    lectures, team work under supervision of the lecturer responsible for the course, individual contact hours with phd adviser and with the lecturer responsible for the course