2022 Annual Physics Poster Competition

April 08, 2022

Since 2000 (start year), Professor Jeff Sonier initiated Physics Annual Poster competition, Department of Physics has held it to promote a social gathering and exchange ideas among graduate students.

Event rule

The poster competition is being adjudicated using a procedure based on the Elo chess ranking system, using a set of head-to-head match ups (introduced by Profs. Andrei Frolov and David Broun). As a judge, all participants have been assigned 10 pairs of posters, chosen at random. For each pair of posters, on the basis of the criteria given below, decide which of the two is the better poster.

Posters should be in portrait format, size 48 x 36” (4x3’) (or alternatively ‘A0’ size). Due to space constraints at the event, horizontal / landscape posters are discouraged.

Assessment criteria

  • Significance of the scientific or technical advance. (what is new and interesting?)
  • Clarity of the presentation and explanation. (Can we easily determined and understand the point?)
  • Have they made it attractive and accessible to a general audience? (Can we all appreciate the physics?)

Benefits to winners

There will be cash prizes (3 X cash awards of $100) for the best posters. Department will be displaying the winning posters in the 8000-level corridor for one year.

Congratulations to the winners!

Name Supervisor Poster TItle
Jonathan Barenboim Andrei Frolov Evaporating Non-Singular Black Holes in 2D Dilaton Gravity
Ali Mokhtari Malcolm Kennett Contour-time approach to the disordered Bose-Hubbard model in the strong coupling regime
Sujit Narayanan Malcolm Kennett Fractional Quantum Hall effect in Graphene

Participants

Name Supervisor Poster Title Link to PDF
Prithviraj Basak John Bechhoefer Inferring potential from non-equilibrium trajectories.  
Steven Blaber David Sivak Efficient Engines 200 Years Later: From Steam Engines to Molecular Machines  
Ulas Ozdemir David Broun Effect of out-of-plane impurities on superfluid density and optical conductivity of overdoped cuprates  
Jonathan Barenboim Andrei Frolov and Gabor Kunstatter Evaporating Non-Singular Black Holes in 2D Dilaton Gravity  
Leya Lopez Steve Dodge Revisiting Photoinduced Superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6.5  
Koushik Bar Nancy Forde Incorporation of Temperature Control in a Centrifuge Force Microscope  
Matt Leighton David Sivak Dynamic and thermodynamic bounds for collective motor-driven transport  
Sujit Narayanan Malcolm Kennett Fractional Quantum Hall effect in Graphene.  
Hamid Mirpoorian Levon Pogosian Hunting For Traces of a Fifth Force in the Sky  
Ali Mokhtari Malcolm Kennett Contour-time approach to the disordered Bose-Hubbard model in the strong coupling regime  
Guillermo F. Quispe Peña Andrei V. Frolov Astrophysical foreground cleanup using non-local means  
Florian Baer Malcolm Kennett Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of the two-component Bose-Hubbard model  
Obinna Uzoh Eundeok Mun Slight Y-doping induced ferromagnetism in YbCuAs2 PDF
Anitha Jose Karen Kavanagh Mapping the electrostatic potential gradient in GaN NW p-n junctions using electron holography  
Mark Rempe Eldon Emberly Optimizing efficiency and motility of a polyvalent molecular motor  
Suyoung Kim Eundeok Mun Peak effect in Ga-doped Re3Ge7 type-II superconductor PDF
Eric Jones David Sivak Stochastic acquisition of the gut microbiome in Drosophila  
Pak Tik Fong Kero Lau Engineering arbitrary two-mode CV gates with fixed two-mode interfaces  
Adam DeAbre Stephanie Simmons T-center ensembles in integrated silicon photonic waveguides