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Syllabus for

Academic year
FFR141 - Complex systems seminar
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPCAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Project, part A 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,5 c 1,5 c    
0208 Project, part B 4,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c 3,0 c    

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Professor  Martin Nilsson Jacobi


FFR140   Complex systems seminar


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is only open for the Master's program students


This seminar course intended only for the Master's program students runs through the entire first year. The course consists of seminars where invited scientists present their research, discussion of selected articles in the field, and presentations of student projects.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The student should improve their skills in preparing and presenting talks and obtain a broad overview over the area of complexity science.


The course gives the Master's students practice in oral presentation of scientific topics, practice in searching for scientific information, and opportunities to discuss ongoing projects with faculty and other students.


The course is given during the entire year on the masters program in complex systems. Normally there will be one seminar per week where two-three students each give an approximately 20 min presentation on a subject of their choice in complex systems science. After each presentation, the teacher, the presenter and the reviewers discuss the experience.


The literature will be specific for the different topics chosen by the student.


Oral presentations during the course. Participation in review of other students' presentations. Compulsory attandenace at lectures.

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