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In the Research Part you should independently work on a physical problem of current research using scientific methods. Part of this is also to reflect the significance of the problem in the scientific as well as in the social context. Students should train to gauge their professional qualifications, to self-reliantly enhance them and to cooperate with colleagues.

The Research Part consists of the modules Introductory Project I, Introductory Project II and Master Thesis. In general all these modules take place in one research group of the physics institutes. The projects worked on during the Research Part should have a meaningful overall coherence, should be documented as a hole in the Master Thesis and are presented to the scientific community in the colloquium.

The Research Part requires working in a team, research projects cannot be seen isolated as fellow group members or international collaborators usually rely on each other's results. Thus, you and your advisor have to meet and discuss the program and timescales of the project(s) before starting the Introductory Project I. This meeting must be documented by a protocol of the first advisory meeting which must be handed in to the examination office. This procedure ensures that all involved people rely on the same premise.

Recommended organization of the Research Phase

The organization of the research phase is highly flexible and not bound to the semester rhythm. Thus you need to stay in permanent contact with your supervisor to actively discuss your plans!