Physics 210: Term Project Proposal Presentations

Speaking Order & Instructions

Tuesday October 20, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

  1. Masoud Rafiei-Ravandi
  2. Eric Walker
  3. Michael Hall
  4. Gene Polovy
  5. Natassia Orr
  6. Yuki Omori
  7. Kasun Somaratne
  8. Gian Matharu
  9. Kai-Hsuan (Shawn) Wu
  10. Jiajie Liang (Javen)
  11. Magnus Haw
  12. Ryan Lovelidge
  13. Yun-Chung (Earl) Lin
  14. Carmen Huang
  15. Maxwell (Max) Tims
  16. Joshua Wienands
  17. Andy Lin

Thursday October 22, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

  1. Sen Mei
  2. Steven Janssens
  3. Katherine Van Dijk
  4. Anffany Chen
  5. Ye Cheng Chen (Lewis)
  6. Kyung Seob (Brian) Sin
  7. Ian Fraser
  8. Chenruo (John) Qi
  9. Yifei Zhou (Alfie)
  10. Jason (Jianrong) Zhuang
  11. Benson Chang
  12. Ziad Algkafori
  13. Matthew Chin
  14. Duncan Provan
  15. William Kellett
  16. Henry Tung


  1. Refer to the sample presentation, available HERE, that I gave in class Oct 8 as a guide to the expected basic content of your proposal.  As noted in class, your presentation does not have to be (and probably should not be) as lengthy as mine, but should include most, if not all, of the sections that mine does, including
    1. Overview
    2. Project Goals
    3. Mathematical Formulation
      • This will be very important for most of you.  You should have a clear grasp of the mathematical model that will be at the core of your project.
    4. Numerical Approach
      • This can be sketchy, given that we haven't discussed any relevant numerical analysis topics yet, but you should be at least vaguely aware, through discussions with me (e-mail or otherwise) as necessary, of what sort of approximations will be needed.
    5. Testing and Numerical Experiments
      • Again, although this can be sketchy, you should have a general idea of the types of experiments you are going to perform.
    6. Project Timeline
      • This is absolutely crucial, so ensure that your presentation includes one!
    7. References
      1. Highly recommended, since it shows that you've done a little research on your topic!

  2. You should plan for a presentation not to exceed 5 minutes in length (so please practice it beforehand to ensure that you can deliver it in 5 minutes), so that we will have another 5 minutes for questions, comments and suggestions.

  3. IMPORTANT!! Proposals must be prepared in electronic form using
    1. Powerpoint or open source equivalent (e.g. ooimpress)
    2. Word or open source equivalent, (e.g. oowriter) but only if you have a good reason not to use presentation software
    3. LaTeX (using, for example, the foiltex class package. See HERE for a more complete list of what's available for use with LaTeX)
    4. Scanned handwritten notes, must be legible, and must be in a form that I can handle with my available software, so check with me explicitly before adopting this option!

  4. IMPORTANT!! The electronic form of your presentation must be sent to me via e-mail before 10 AM on the day that you will be presenting, so that I have time to assemble all of the talks onto my laptop. For emergency purposes, you should also bring a copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick.  If you don't have a memory stick, refer to item 6.
  5. IMPORTANT!! Please ensure that when you e-mail me your presentation, it is sent as an ATTACHMENT, and NOT embedded in the body of the e-mail message per se. 

  6. IMPORTANT!! You should also upload your presentation to your /phys210/$LOGNAME/public_html directory on hyper, and link it into your course page (this is mandatory for those of you who will be unable to bring an emergency copy on a memory stick).

  7. IMPORTANT!! All presentations will be given IN THE COMPUTER LAB.  So do NOT go to Buchanan next Tuesday or Thursday at 2:00 PM, go to Hennings 205!!

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