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Presentations - PHYS 334 - Fall 2015

Groups

You should form 6 groups of 2-5 people by Friday 18 Septemebr, 2015 and communicate it to Aykut Argun, 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 by the end of September.

Group A: Süleyman Erdoğan, Muhamet Ibrahimi and Ömer Hamza Açıköz
Group B: Furkan Altİnçiçek, Gönenç Bozbıyık and Efekan Kökçü
Group C: Muhammed Bilgin and Büşra Kubat
Group D: İnci Güler, Hamdi Burak Bayrak and Bükem Belen
Group E: Züleyha Bingül, Emir Olgun and Kağan Basa
Group F: Barış Evran and Şevket Berkay Kılıç

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).