Meetings, Spring 2017

TimeMeetingPlace
10:00 A.M. FridayGroup meetingYunker Library

Dan is currently in charge of scheduling group meeting

Group talks

We take turns giving the weekly talk at group meeting. The talk can focus on your own research results, or any other subject that you think the group will find interesting. Aim for a 15 minute presentation. It will naturally get longer when interrupted with questions.

By giving regular presentations we practice valuable skills:

  • Efficiently conveying a significant amount of information to an audience
  • Conveying the reasons you are excited about a topic

Some rules of thumb about giving a good presentation:

  • With only 15 minutes, try to teach the audience one new nugget of knowledge (if you are presenting a journal article, the nugget of knowledge will often be summarized in the title of the article).
  • Give your talk a story line. The story includes why the research was done, what was observed, and what it means.
  • Prepare some slides with the essential images, cartoon diagrams, data and equations that you want to explain (no more than 4 slides). When you watch department seminars and colloquium think about what makes a good slide.
  • Anticipate questions and do background reading to find the answers.

An interesting article about scientific presentations recently appeared in Physics Today pdf.

Fermi Estimates

Once a term we share short Fermi estimates at group meeting. The philosophy is “approximation fosters understanding.

Speaker rotation

==Spring 2017: Friday at 10am in Yunker

  • Apr 21 - Dan
  • Apr 28 - Zach/Ryan
  • May 5 - Tanner/Mitch
  • May 12 - Dan Oral Exam Practice
  • May 19 - Morgan/Carly
  • May 26 - Cancelled
  • Jun 2 - Lee practice defense
  • Jun 9 - Zach Thesis Practice/Morgan
  • Jun 16 - FINALS WEEK (Fermi Estimates?)

==Winter 2016: Friday at 2 PM in Yunker

  • Jan 13 - Research Updates
  • Jan 20 - Mitch, Morgan
  • Jan 27 - Lee, Ethan
  • Feb 3 - Dan, Ryan
  • Feb 10 - Lee practice talk
  • Feb 17 - Carly
  • Feb 24 - Tanner
  • Mar 3 - Mitch
  • Mar 10 - Lee, Ethan
  • Mar 17 - Zach, Fermi
  • Mar 24 - FINALS WEEK, Morgan practice
  • Mar 31 - Spring Break

Archive:

Fall 2016
  • Sep 30 - Lee
  • Oct 7 - No group meeting
  • Oct 14 - Ethan
  • Oct 21 -
  • Oct 28 - Dan/Ryan
  • Nov 4 - Mitch
  • Nov 11 -
  • Nov 18 - Fermi
  • Nov 25 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec 2 - Carly/Morgan
  • Dec 9 - FINALS WEEK
Spring 2016
  • Apr 8 -
  • Apr 15 - Morgan
  • Apr 22 - Ethan
  • Apr 29 - Ryan
  • May 6 - Lee
  • May 13 -
  • May 20 - Dan
  • May 27 - Jay
  • June 3 - Fermi
  • June 10- FINALS WEEK
Winter 2016
  • Jan 15 - Morgan (BRAIN conf.)
  • Jan 22 - Lee (CNT PV data)
  • Jan 29 -
  • Feb 5 - Ethan
  • Feb 12 - Fermi
  • Feb 19 - Jay
  • Feb 26 - Dan/Lee (March Meeting)
  • Mar 4 - Dan/Lee (March Meeting)
  • Mar 11 -
  • Mar 18 - FINALS WEEK
Fall 2015
  • Oct 1 - Jay H.
  • Oct 8 - Fermi Estimates
  • Oct 15 - Dan
  • Oct 22 -
  • Oct 29 - Lee (Delft trip review)
  • Nov 5 - Greg
  • Nov 12 - Tanner (neurons)
  • Nov 19 - Morgan (Cornell trip review)
  • Nov 26 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec 3 - Ryan (microfluidics)
  • Dec 10 - Finals week
Spring 2015
  • April 9- Ethan
  • April 16 - Morgan - Jeff's defense at 1
  • April 23 - Ryan B. and Novela
  • April 30 - Lee
  • May 7 - Fermi Estimates
  • May 14 - Jay
  • May 21 - Ryan S.
  • May 28 -
  • June 1 - Morgan
  • June 8 - Finals week
Winter 2014
  • January 21 - Ethan
  • Jan 25-Feb 11 - No meeting (AMN7)
  • Feb 18 - Lee
  • Feb 25 - Group slides
  • March 4 - Morgan
  • March 11 - Fermi Estimates
  • March 18 - Finals week
Fall 2014
  • October 9 - Ethan
  • October 16 - Micheal
  • October 23 - Morgan
  • October 30 - Lee
  • November 6 - Fermi Estimates
  • November 13 - Fermi Estimates contd
  • November 20 - Jay
  • November 27 - No Meeting
  • December 4 - Robert, Ryan S.
  • December 11 - Finals Week
Summer 2014
  • June 24 - Group Research Slides
  • July 1 - Lee
  • July 8 - No meeting
  • July 15 - Morgan
  • July 22 - Group Research Slides
  • July 29 - Fermi estimates
  • Aug 5 - Michael
  • Aug 12 - Ethan
  • Aug 21 - Tal
  • Aug 26 - Morgan
  • Sept 2 - Lee
  • Sept 9 - Fermi Estimates
  • Sept 16 - Michael
  • Sept 23 - Ethan
  • Oct 3 - Lee
  • Oct 10 - Group Slides
  • Oct 17 - Hiral
  • Oct 24 - Tristan
  • Oct 31 - Ethan
  • Nov 7 - Tal
  • Nov 14 - Morgan
  • Nov 21 - Fermi Estimates
  • Dec 5 - Chad
Spring 2013
  • Apr 12 - Fermi Estimates
  • Apr 19 - Jenna/Finish Fermi estimates
  • Apr 26 - Ethan
  • May 3 - Lee
  • May 10 - Tristan
  • May 17 - Tal
  • May 24 - Undergrad practice talks for senior thesis
Winter 2013
  • Jan 15 - Tristan
  • Jan 23 - Group Slides
  • Jan 30 - Skipped
  • Feb 6 - Skipped
  • Feb 13 - Morgan
  • Feb 20 - Lee
  • Feb 27 - Skipped
  • Mar 6 - Tal
  • Mar 13 - Hiral
  • Mar 20 - Finals Week
Fall 2012
  • Sept 4 - Street Fighting Estimates
  • Sept 11 -
  • Sept 18 - Landon
  • Sept 27 - Heather
  • Oct 2 - Tristan
  • Oct 9 - Tal
  • Oct 16 - Ethan
  • Oct 23 - Lab Cleaning
  • Oct 30 - Tristan
  • Nov 6 - Tal
  • Nov 13 - Dan
  • Nov 20 - Morgan
  • Nov 27 - Lee
  • Dec 4 - Hiral
  • Dec 11 - Jenna
  • Dec 18 - Caleb
Summer 2012

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Ideas for discussion topics

Fermi estimates, also called “back of the envelop estimates” or “street fighting estimates”.

Stay current with RSS feeds from science news & journals. This is a good way to find current discussion topics. Consider using google reader to keep all your feeds conveniently organized in one place.

Microfabricated ion traps are becoming incredibly sophisticated. It is now routine to suspend single atoms above the surface of an integrated circuit and use the atoms for quantum computations.

Special issue: Synaptic electronics, Expected online publication: April 2013 (print: April 2013). Nanotechnology (the IOP Journal).

Article from Jack Szostak's lab about how primitive lipid vesicles can grown and divide - a necessary property for life to emerge on earth. This JACS article includes some cool surface tension physics. pdf.

“Measuring the size and charge of single nanoscale objects in solution using an electrostatic fluidic trap” Nature Nanotech, vol 7, page 448 (2012)

Direct observation of quantized phonon number in a real system, PRL 2012

Imaging biological magnetic fields (for example, the B-field around a firing neuron) with diamond films that change their optical response, Nature 2008, New Journal of Physics 2011

Heat transport away from nanoscale devices

http://news.discovery.com/tech/nanotube-propels-atoms-into-black-hole-like-spiral.html

Low cost and flexible nanopillar-array photovoltaics

Attractive and repulsive forces using light (this is not radiation pressure)

Angela Belcher's group at MIT: Use virus to grow a metal shell, attach to a CNT, then make an electrode for a battery. Published in Science recently.

“Autonomous nanomotors…” W. F. Paxton et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 13424 (2004)

Lupton group at Utah: http://www.physics.utah.edu/~lupton/index.php


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