|April||First meeting and distribution of seminar topics|
|May 24||Introductory talk: you'll present an overview of your topic|
|May 29||Deadline: Essay structure (we'll give feedback)|
|June 12||Deadline: Essay version 1 - mostly "feature complete" (we'll give feedback)|
|TBA||Exemplary talk by Prof. Blömer|
|July 10||Deadline: Essay version 2 - feedback integrated (second round of feedback) and Deadline: Talk structure (we'll give feedback)|
|September 30||Deadline: Essay final version|
Here, we will present the available seminar topics and you will be asked to choose one.
Here, we ask you to present an overview of your topic. This should include roughly 15 minutes where you explain the overall topic and your plans for the essay. In the other 15 minutes you should focus on some part of the topic and explain it formally; your supervisor will help you choose this topic (typically the proof of a simple but central theorem or the structure of a larger proof). Usually there is no need for you to prepare slides, but you should have a good plan of what you present on the whiteboard.
We ask you to turn in a skeleton version of your essay that contains section headings and 0 to 3 sentences per section explaining the section's goals. This is purely for your benefit so that you can get early feedback.
Essay version 1
We strongly recommend Version 1 of the essay to be "feature complete", i.e. everything you plan to have in the final essay should be included in this version. This is your chance to get comprehensive feedback on your work.
Exemplary talk by Prof. Blömer
Prof. Blömer will give a talk on a related topic in order to give you an example how your own talk should look like.
Essay version 2
The second version of the essay should incorporate the feedback given for version 1. We will read this version and give feedback again.
We ask you to turn in the structure of your talk. This can be in the form of slides (with sketched content) or textually. We will give feedback for this.
You will present your topic for all seminar participants and the supervisors. Your talk should last 1h including discussion (so you should plan to talk around 50-55 minutes).