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Creating comprehensible scientific figures

9 September 2022

Learn how to visualize your scientific content.

In presentations and publications, scientific figures are the main means of conveying your research data and convincing the audience of your findings.

For this task your figures need to be comprehensible and as self-explanatory as possible. Achieving this level of understandability is not an easy task given the complex research findings different interpretation possibilities.

In this course you will:

  • Develop a clear figure message
  • Make the message visible in the graphic
  • Create self-explanatory figures instead of just showing data
  • Increase the message to noise ratio of a figure
  • Tackle color choice, color consistency and appearance
  • Choose the best representation format for the data
  • Test the figures with the other participants for comprehensibility

Please note: Given that this is a hands-on workshop, you need some figures that can be used as basis for the exercises. Please also bring your laptop as well as the needed programs for improving your figures. Details:

Creating comprehensible scientific figures
Venue: Seminar room BAH2, building 3, Bahrenfeld Campus/DESY
The trainer: Dr. Carsten Rohr, Munich
Registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/34677/


Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
08 Sep. 2022 to 27 Oct. 2022
Chaired by: Stefanie Tepass (PIER (PIER))
Location: DESY Campus Bahrenfeld
Room: Building 3, Room SRBAH2
04 Oct. 2022 - 13:15
Speaker: David Canelo (Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH)
Location: Online
04 Oct. 2022 - 16:00
Chaired by: Carl Mikael Berggren (FLC (FTX Fachgruppe SLB)) ; Juergen Reuter (T (Phenomenology))
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Seminar Room 2, Bldg. 2a
05 Oct. 2022 to 07 Oct. 2022
Speaker: Carl Mikael Berggren (FLC (FTX Fachgruppe SLB)) ; Daniel Jeans (KEK) et al.
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Auditorium
05 Oct. 2022 to 07 Oct. 2022
Location: Maritim Hotel, Timmendorfer Strand
Room: ball room
05 Oct. 2022 to 07 Oct. 2022
Location: DESY
Room: Auditorium
05 Oct. 2022 - 09:00
Chaired by: Mirko Siemssen (PIER (PIER))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
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