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{{Infobox|Participants need to register through [https://campus.uni-stuttgart.de CAMPUS].}}
 
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{{Infobox|Schedule change: No seminar on 28.06, double presentations on 05.07.}}
 
 
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
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:Seminar (Student-prepared talks, followed by discussion)
 
:Seminar (Student-prepared talks, followed by discussion)
 
;Date and Time
 
;Date and Time
:to be determined
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:Fridays at 14:00
 
;Location
 
;Location
 
:Institut für Computerphysik, room 01.079
 
:Institut für Computerphysik, room 01.079
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:Prof. Dr. [[Christian Holm]] (ICP)
 
:Prof. Dr. [[Christian Holm]] (ICP)
 
;Organizer
 
;Organizer
:[[Michael Kuron]] (ICP)
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:[[Christoph Lohrmann]] (ICP)
 
;Modules
 
;Modules
 
:''Hauptseminar'' for M.Sc. Physik
 
:''Hauptseminar'' for M.Sc. Physik
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:English
 
:English
 
;Description
 
;Description
:Active matter is currently one of the hottest topics in soft matter physics. In this seminar, we aim to provide an overview of the field, covering topics from hydrodynamics on small length scales, individual microswimmers and their propulsion all the way to the collective behavior of microswimmers and the interaction with their environment. The seminar will interweave experimental aspects with theoretical descriptions and numerical modeling. In this way, we aim to cover biological and artifical realizations of microswimmers, along with analytical models that capture the essentials of their behavior and state-of-the-art numerical methods that can solve the full physcial problem.
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:Soft matter is the field of physics that concerns itself with systems that are deformable by energies on the scale of thermal fluctuations. This includes liquids, polymers, colloids, and much of biological physics. More recently, the sub-field of active matter has emerged, which studies the behavior of microswimmers and other self-propelled particles, including bacteria. While quantum phenomena are typically negligible at soft matter's relevant length scales (~1&thinsp;µm), Brownian motion is important, while hydrodynamics and electrostatics play a role too. The interplay of these effects can lead to complex effects such as clustering or phase separation. In this seminar, we aim to provide an overview of the field, covering topics from hydrodynamics on small length scales, individual polymers and colloids and their dynamics all the way to the collective behavior of microswimmers and the interaction with their environment. The seminar will include analytical models that capture the essentials of the most important soft matter systems and state-of-the-art numerical methods that can solve the full physical problems.
 
;Requirements
 
;Requirements
 
:We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.
 
:We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.
  
 
== Schedule, speakers and resources ==
 
== Schedule, speakers and resources ==
 
Will be announced soon. For possible topics, see previous years:
 
 
* [[Hauptseminar Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie SS 2012|Soft Matter SS 2012]]
 
* [[Hauptseminar Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie WS 2013|Soft Matter WS 2013]]
 
* [[Hauptseminar Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie SS 2014|Soft Matter SS 2014]]
 
* [[Hauptseminar Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie WS 2014/2015|Soft Matter WS 2014]]
 
* [[Hauptseminar Active Matter SS 2017|Active Matter WS 2017]]
 
  
 
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== Getting the credit points ==
 
== Getting the credit points ==
  
To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:
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To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria must be met:
* All participants must:
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* All participants must
** Make the first appointment with their tutor 2 months (a minimum of 8 weeks) before giving their talk
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** make an appointment to meet with their tutor at least 8 weeks before giving the talk. At this meeting, the breadth and depth to cover the topic will be discussed, so the participant must already have taken a look at the literature provided on the website.
** Have taken a look at the literature provided on the website before this first meeting. This is necessary so that the participant and tutor can make a preliminary decision about the breadth and depth to cover of the topic.
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** hand in a draft of their handout and presentation slides 2 weeks before the talk
** Hand in a draft of their presentation slides 1 month before giving their talk
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** hand in the final version of their handout 1 week before the talk
** Give a trial talk 2 weeks in advance of their public talk and hand in their final draft of the handout
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** give their talk at the arranged time
** Hand in the final version of their handout 1 week in advance
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** be present at all talks
** Give their talk at the arranged time
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** take part in the discussions following the talks
** Be present at all talks
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** give a five-minute summary of the previous week's talk on approximately one occasion (see below)
** Take part in the discussions following the talks
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* Optional
** Give a five-minute summary of the previous week's talk on approximately one occasion (see below)
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** Participants may give a trial talk, the location and date are then to be arranged with the tutor.
* The handout:
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* The handout
** Consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (incl. pictures; 11 pt font, single-spaced text)
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** consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (5 pages for students from PHYSICS international M.Sc.) including pictures. The formatting is 11&thinsp;pt font, single-spaced text.
** Describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
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** describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
** Is written for the other participants
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** is written in English
** Is written in English
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** must correctly and in a standard scientific style cite all sources used. Any pictures used must have a citation in the caption.
** Must correctly and in a standard scientific style cite all sources used. Any pictures used must have a citation in the caption.
 
 
* The talk:
 
* The talk:
** Consists of material pertaining to the topic
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** has a length of 45 minutes
** Has a length of 45 minutes
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** is prepared with a slide deck in electronic form
** Is prepared with a slide deck in electronic form
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** is held in English
** Is held in English
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** must cite the author underneath any picture used. Text content should not have citations, but all sources must be listed in the handout.
** Must cite the author underneath any picture used. Text content should not have citations, but all sources must be listed in the handout.
 
 
* The five-minute summary:
 
* The five-minute summary:
** Every week, one student is randomly designated to open the next week's session.
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** After each session, one student is randomly designated to open the next session
 
** In the following week, that student will have five minutes to give a brief summary of the previous talk.
 
** In the following week, that student will have five minutes to give a brief summary of the previous talk.
** For this, he/she may reuse up to two slides from the talk they are summarizing or they may create one slide on their own.
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** The student may reuse up to two slides from the talk they are summarizing or one slide they created themselves.
** The use of slides is not mandatory and the format of the summary is completely up to the student.
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** The slide(s) must be loaded onto the main speaker's laptop before the session starts.
** If slides are used, they must be loaded onto the main speaker's laptop before the session starts.
 
 
** The summarizer is also the chair of the session. Therefore, at the end of their summary, the chair will introduce the main speaker of the session, giving the speaker's name and topic and (if applicable) saying a sentence or two about how the talk connects to previous talks. Furthermore, it is the chair's job to manage the questions at the end by calling the people who raise their hands and by ensuring that the questions stay on topic.
 
** The summarizer is also the chair of the session. Therefore, at the end of their summary, the chair will introduce the main speaker of the session, giving the speaker's name and topic and (if applicable) saying a sentence or two about how the talk connects to previous talks. Furthermore, it is the chair's job to manage the questions at the end by calling the people who raise their hands and by ensuring that the questions stay on topic.
* Participants are graded according to:
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* Participants are graded according to
** The quality of the trial talk and final draft of the hand out (50%)
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** the quality of the presentation and the handout (80&thinsp;%)
** The quality of the final presentation (25%)
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** the quality of their participation in the discussion and of the five-minute summary (20&thinsp;%)
** The level of participation in the discussion and the quality of their five-minute summary (25%)
 

Revision as of 13:27, 18 June 2019

Overview

Type
Seminar (Student-prepared talks, followed by discussion)
Date and Time
Fridays at 14:00
Location
Institut für Computerphysik, room 01.079
Credit Points
2 SWS = 6 ECTS for M.Sc. Physik
3 ECTS for M.Sc. PHYSICS
Teachers
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Dietrich (MPI-IS/ITP4)
Prof. Dr. Christian Holm (ICP)
Organizer
Christoph Lohrmann (ICP)
Modules
Hauptseminar for M.Sc. Physik
Seminar in Physics for M.Sc. PHYSICS
Advanced Seminar in Physics for M.Sc. PHYSICS
Language
English
Description
Soft matter is the field of physics that concerns itself with systems that are deformable by energies on the scale of thermal fluctuations. This includes liquids, polymers, colloids, and much of biological physics. More recently, the sub-field of active matter has emerged, which studies the behavior of microswimmers and other self-propelled particles, including bacteria. While quantum phenomena are typically negligible at soft matter's relevant length scales (~1 µm), Brownian motion is important, while hydrodynamics and electrostatics play a role too. The interplay of these effects can lead to complex effects such as clustering or phase separation. In this seminar, we aim to provide an overview of the field, covering topics from hydrodynamics on small length scales, individual polymers and colloids and their dynamics all the way to the collective behavior of microswimmers and the interaction with their environment. The seminar will include analytical models that capture the essentials of the most important soft matter systems and state-of-the-art numerical methods that can solve the full physical problems.
Requirements
We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.

Schedule, speakers and resources

Date Time Topic Speaker Tutor Handout
12 April 2019 14:00 Fluid and colloid dynamics Paolo Malgaretti application_vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation.pngpresentation slides (1.79 MB)Info circle.png
26 April 2019 14:00 Mesoscale simulation methods Christian Holm application_pdf.pngpresentation slides (7.81 MB)Info circle.png
3 May 2019 14:00 Simulation of self-propelled particles with and without hydrodynamics Alexander Reinauer Kai Szuttor [1]
10 May 2019 14:00 Multipole expansion of flow fields: The squirmer model Michael Maihöfer Mihail Popescu [2]
17 May 2019 14:00 Transport of electrolytes across porous materials Johannes Hauskrecht Paolo Malgaretti [3]
7 June 2019 14:00 Transport of (poly-)electrolytes and colloids in electric fields Henrik Jäger Patrick Kreissl [4]
21 June 2019 14:00 Microswimmers under confinement Philipp Stärk Christoph Lohrmann [5]
5 July 2019 14:00 Active Brownian particles Smruti Manjunath Mihail Popescu [6]
5 July 2019 14:00 Transport and accumulation of bacteria in porous media Samuel Tovey Kartik Jain [7]
12 July 2019 14:00 Modelling and simulation of catalytically-driven particles Jan Finkbeiner Michael Kuron [8]

Getting the credit points

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

  • All participants must
    • make an appointment to meet with their tutor at least 8 weeks before giving the talk. At this meeting, the breadth and depth to cover the topic will be discussed, so the participant must already have taken a look at the literature provided on the website.
    • hand in a draft of their handout and presentation slides 2 weeks before the talk
    • hand in the final version of their handout 1 week before the talk
    • give their talk at the arranged time
    • be present at all talks
    • take part in the discussions following the talks
    • give a five-minute summary of the previous week's talk on approximately one occasion (see below)
  • Optional
    • Participants may give a trial talk, the location and date are then to be arranged with the tutor.
  • The handout
    • consists of 8 to 10 A4 pages (5 pages for students from PHYSICS international M.Sc.) including pictures. The formatting is 11 pt font, single-spaced text.
    • describes the contents of the talk, written out in full
    • is written in English
    • must correctly and in a standard scientific style cite all sources used. Any pictures used must have a citation in the caption.
  • The talk:
    • has a length of 45 minutes
    • is prepared with a slide deck in electronic form
    • is held in English
    • must cite the author underneath any picture used. Text content should not have citations, but all sources must be listed in the handout.
  • The five-minute summary:
    • After each session, one student is randomly designated to open the next session
    • In the following week, that student will have five minutes to give a brief summary of the previous talk.
    • The student may reuse up to two slides from the talk they are summarizing or one slide they created themselves.
    • The slide(s) must be loaded onto the main speaker's laptop before the session starts.
    • The summarizer is also the chair of the session. Therefore, at the end of their summary, the chair will introduce the main speaker of the session, giving the speaker's name and topic and (if applicable) saying a sentence or two about how the talk connects to previous talks. Furthermore, it is the chair's job to manage the questions at the end by calling the people who raise their hands and by ensuring that the questions stay on topic.
  • Participants are graded according to
    • the quality of the presentation and the handout (80 %)
    • the quality of their participation in the discussion and of the five-minute summary (20 %)