Hauptseminar Multiscale Simulations SS 2016

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Seminar (Talks and Discussion)
Date and Time
weekly during the SS 2016; Day and time tba ; the dates are specified per topic
Institut für Computerphysik, room 01.079
Credit Points
4 SWS = 6 CP (ECTS)
Prof. Dr. Christian Holm (ICP)
Dr. Jens Smiatek (ICP)
JP. Dr. Maria Fyta (ICP)
Course Number
We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.
Registration for the Seminar
Please write an email to Maria Fyta until February 1st. A date for a first meeting will be announced soon to gauge the interest of the students, discuss the topics, and handle the topic assignment. Topics must be chosen before February 15.
There will be organizational meeting that will be mandatory to all participants in February 2015, probably during the first week of the winter break to discuss topics and style and other requirements.

Schedule, speakers and resources

Date Time Topic Speaker Tutor
tba tba Using transverse current measurements in a nanopore to read-out DNA | tba tba tba Talk Handout

tba tba Functionalized nanopores and DNA translocation | tba tba tba Talk Handout

tba tba 2D materials for translocating and sensing DNA | tba tba tba Talk Handout

tba tba Free energy methods for protein and DNA unfolding and folding equilibria | tba tba tba Talk Handout

Getting the credit points

To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:

  • All participants must:
    • Make the first appointment with their supervisor 2 months (a minimum of 8 weeks) before giving their talk
    • Have read the literature provided on the website/by the supervisor before this first meeting
    • Hand in a draft of their presentation 1 month (a minimum of 4 weeks) before giving their talk
    • Give a trial talk 2 weeks in advance of their public talk and hand in their final draft of the handout
    • Hand in the final version of their handout 1 week in advance
    • Give their talk at the arranged time
    • Be present at all talks
    • Take part in the discussions following the talks
  • The handout:
    • Consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (incl. pictures; 10 pt font, single space text)
    • Describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
    • Is written for the other participants
    • Is written in English
  • The talk:
    • Consists of material pertaining to the topic
    • Has a length of 45 minutes
    • Is prepared in electronic form
    • Is held in English
  • Participants are graded according to:
    • The quality of the trial talk and final draft of the hand out (50%)
    • The quality of the final presentation (25%)
    • The level of participation in the discussion (25%)