Writing and communicating your science
I have developed a series of lectures on how to write scientific papers and how to communicate your science, whether to other scientists (via web sites, talks and posters) and the general public. I already gave the course at the University of Padua, the Astronomical Institute of Charles University, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Bertinoro, and ESO, as well as, in a reduced form, at the EAS in Valencia. These lectures have been very well received by students and are ideal for last year Master students or early PhD students. The series is ideally done in 5 sessions of 2 hours, spread over one week, but other formats can be considered - for example, doing something longer with more exercises or with students giving short talks, or condensing the whole series in two days of five hours each.
A shorter version is also possible for more advanced PhD students and for post-docs, putting emphasis on either the writing of proposals, job applications, or communicating with the public.
As part of the course, I give feedback on some material written by the students, including on one of their presentations.
Hundred percent of all students attending the course said that they recommend this course to other students.
"This is the starting package
that every scientist needs."
"Simply the best course
I've ever attended."
Here are some quotes from students who attended the course:
- "Great course! "
- "There are no other course like this."
- "We received enthusiastic feedback from our students!"
- "Many thanks for the course and for being so nice!"
- "The time given to each argument and their order are well established."
- "This really helped me on lots of topics that are incredibly important and often neglected!"
- "Thank you for the wonderful lessons. I really enjoyed them and they will be very useful in the near future!"
If you are interested in hosting me to give these lectures to your students and/or post-docs, do not hesitate to contact me.