Hauptseminar Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie WS 2014/2015
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- Seminar (Talks and Discussion)
- Date and Time
- Mo 23.02.2015 - We 25.02.2015
- Institut für Computerphysik, Seminar room 1.079
- Credit Points
- 2 SWS = 3 CP
- Prof. Dr. Christian Holm (ICP)
- Dr. Jens Smiatek (ICP)
- Dr. Matthias Krüger (MPI für Intelligente Systeme)
- Course Number
- PO 2011: 31620 Hauptseminar in Theoretischer Physik (benoteter Leistungsnachweis)
- PO 2010: 28300 Fortgeschrittene Vielteilchentheorie (unbenoteter Leistungsnachweis als Prüfungsvorleistung)
- We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.
- Application (=Anmeldung) for the Seminar. Please write an email to Jens Smiatek until December 1 and name your three favorite topics. Topics will be assigned before December 15.
- There will be organizational meeting that will be mandatory to all participants in 2015, probably before christmas to discuss topics and style.
Preliminary meeting: "Standards for presentation" and "Definition: Soft Matter" (Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 16:00 (ICP meeting room))
General Topic: From Model Systems to Material Properties (Vom Modell zur Materialeigenschaft)
- Linear-response theory
- Mode-Coupling theory for hard spheres
- Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations of hard sphere systems
Polymers and Polyelectrolytes:
- Theory of polymers: efficient description of polymers in analytical calculations
- Theory of polymer dynamics: Rouse- vs. Zimm regime (Hydrodynamic interactions)
- Polymer simulations in presence and in absence of hydrodynamic interactions
Ionic Liquids (ILs):
- Atomistic simulations using classical force fields: Polarizable versus non polarizable force fields
- Coarse-grained models for ionic liquids
Schedule, speaker and resources
Date Time Topic Speaker Tutor Resources tba. tba. Linear-response theory Robin Lingstaedt Matthias Krüger Handout (1010 kB) tba. tba. Mode-Coupling theory for hard spheres Jonathan Bauch Matthias Krüger tba. tba. Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations of hard sphere systems Michael Geiger Jens Smiatek Handout (1.25 MB) tba. tba. Theory of polymers: efficient description of polymers in analytical calculations Julian Maisch Matthias Krüger tba. tba. Theory of polymer dynamics: Rouse- vs. Zimm regime (Hydrodynamic interactions) Henri Menke Jens Smiatek tba. tba. Polymer simulations in presence and in absence of hydrodynamic interactions Julia Riede Jens Smiatek tba. tba. Atomistic simulations using classical force fields: Polarizable versus non polarizable force fields Jonas Weber Christian Holm und Konrad Breitsprecher tba. tba. Coarse-grained models for ionic liquids Kai Philippi Christian Holm und Konrad Breitsprecher
Getting the credit points
To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:
- All participants have to be present in all talks and play a part in the discussions.
- The trial talk has to be given at least two weeks before the seminar starts.
- Instead of writing a report after the talk, we expect the participants to distribute a handout two weeks before the seminar and send it to Jens Smiatek to be put up on the web page.
- The handout is to be written in English.
- All participants are expected to read the handout as preparation to the talk.
- It should describe the contents of the talk, written out in full.
- It should have 8 to 10 pages.
- If available, up to three original articles can be attached to the handout.
- The talk is to be given at the arranged time.
- The talk is to be held in English.
- The talk should take 40 to 45 minutes.
- You have to prepare electronic slides for the talk.
- After the discussion, we will give hints on how to improve the presentation.
- For the participants that require a grade (PO 2011), the following aspects will be important:
- The quality of the trial talk and final draft of the hand out (40%)
- The quality of the final presentation (40%)
- The level of participation in the discussion (20%)
- The final handout has to be prepared until March 6th, 2015