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Presentations - PHYS 334 - Fall 2013

Groups

You should form 6 groups of 3-4 people by Friday 27 Septemebr, 2013 and communicate it to Mite Mijalkov, otherwise you will be assigned to a group randomly.
Each group will give 3 presentations (one for each group of presentations) and all people in the group will get the same mark.
The schedule of the presentations will be announced on the course website on Wednesday 2 October, 2013.

Group A: Yağmur Yıldızhan; Ömer Özdemir; Onur Çakıroğlu; Hasan Burkay; Uzlu Salih; Aksoy Enes Aybar
Group B: Serdar Öztetik; Şahika Özgüler; Ökten Üngör; Fatih Çatkın; Alican Ünver
Group C: Ömer Faruk İnel; Mustafa Tekin; Muhsin Erhan; Fehmi Can Çolak; Mehmet Akif Keskiner; Barış Tırman
Group D: Nahit Polat; Deniz Hasançebi; Vahdet Ünal; Berna Deniz Kuntman; Kerime Çalışkan
Group E: Atabey Büyükkaya; Berkay Bozok; Celal Furkan Şenel; Caner Asbaş; Oğuzhan Kabataş; Oğuz Türker
Group F: Uğur Teğin; Mustafa Yağız; Bakır Ekrem; Taha Güldeste; Koray Yavuz; Rıfat Çağrı Müezzinoğlu

Presentation schedule



Presentations I - Research Article Presentation

You should present the selected article and also all the context necessary to understand it. Please preform the necessary searches with Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar or Scopus. You should also prepare a 1-page report in the format of a Science Communication article, see Optics & Photonics Focus for examples.

Group A

Life at low Reynolds number, Am. J. Phys. 45, 3 (1977).

Group B

A selected history of expectation bias in physics, Am. J. Phys. 74, 578 (2006).

Group C

Itô versus Stratonovich, J. Stat. Phys. 24, 175 (1981).

Group D

Relaxation of Brownian particles in a gravitational field, Am. J. Phys. 77, 240 (2009).

Group E

Strange kinetics of single molecules in living cells, Phys. Today 65, 8, 29 (2012).

Group F

Heat is not a noun, Am. J. Phys. 69, 107 (2001).

Presentations II - Basic Numerical Project

You should implement a code that reproduces the results presented in the article. You should also prepare a report in the format of a scientific article (4-page PRL format).

Group A

Thermally activated transitions in a bistable three-dimensional optical trap, Nature 402, 785 (1999).

Group B

Microswimmers in patterned environments, Soft. Matt. 7, 8810 (2011).

Group C

Observation of a Noise-Induced Phase Transition with an Analog Simulator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 1062 (1983).

Group D

Influence of Noise on Force Measurements, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 170602 (2010).

Group E

Realization of a micrometre-sized stochastic heat engine, Nat. Phys. (2012).

Group F

Stochastic resonant damping in a noisy monostable system: Theory and experiment, Phys. Rev. E 77, 051107 (2008).

Presentations III - Advanced Numerical Project

You should verify numerically the results presented in the article. You should also prepare a report in the format of a scientific article (4-page PRL format).

Group A

Fluctuations and Irreversibility: An Experimental Demonstration of a Second-Law-Like Theorem Using a Colloidal Particle Held in an Optical Trap, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 140601 (2004).

Group B

The equivalence between the canonical and microcanonical ensembles when applied to large systems, Am. J. Phys. 75, 747 (2007).

Group C

An economic analogy to thermodynamics, Am. J. Phys. 67, 1239 (1999).

Group D

Social applications of two-dimensional Ising models, Am. J. Phys. 76,470 (2008).

Group E

Simple models of complex chaotic systems, Am. J. Phys. 76, 474 (2008).

Group F

Nonequilibrium Equality for Free Energy Differences, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2690 (1997).