Friday, August 18, 2017

UrFU to host lecture series on physics from visiting professors

Next week, Ural Federal University will host a series of lectures from visiting physicists from Germany and the United Kingdom.

Nadezhda Tarakina, a faculty member from the Electron Microscopy Materials department of Germany's University of Wurzburg, and Bart Verberk, the editor of the United Kingdom's "Nature Physics" journal will offer UrFU students with both academic and practical insights regarding the career of studying physics.

The lecture series will begin at 3 p.m. on May 12 with Tarakina's lecture entitled, "Application of transmission electron microscopy for materials research." Over the course of two days, Tarakina hopes to leave UrFU students with a basic understanding of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and imaging methods. During the lecture, students will learn how to plan and conduct an experiment on TEM machinery.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 14, Verberk will begin his seminar, "How to publish results in the academic journals," wherein he will share methods of analysis publishers use to determine which research is printed. Verberk will offer advice to future researchers on how to organize their scientific results to maximize the chances of being published.

The series will conclude at 3 p.m. on May 15 with Tarakina's seminar, "The microstructure of thin films of topological insulators."