Robin Kirkpatrick

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Paper Summaries

AP 225 (Fall 2011)

Introduction : Danyiar Nurgaliev, Timur Gatanov, and Daniel J. Needleman, Automated Identification of Microtubules in Cellular Electron Tomography. Methods in Cell Biology, 2010, 97.

Surface Forces : Hydrodynamic Coupling of Two Brownian Spheres to a Planar Surface, E. R. Dufresne, T. M. Squires, M. P. Brenner and D. G. Grier, Phys. Rev. Lett,85, 3317 (2000).

Charged Interfaces: "Folding of Electrostatically Charged Beads-on-a-String: An Experimental Realization of a Theoretical Model", Reches, M., Snyder, P.W., and Whitesides, G.M., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2009, 106, 17644-17649.

Capillarity: Dynamic mechanisms for shear-dependent apparent slip on hydrophobic surfaces, E. Lauga and M. P. Brenner, Phys. Rev. E (2003)

Surfactants and Spontateous ordering: Plasmid Segregation: Is a Total Understanding Within Reach?

Polymers and Polymer Solutions: G. Lois, J. Blawzdziewicz, and C. S. O'Hern, "Protein folding on rugged energy landscapes: Conformational diffusion on fractal networks", Phys. Rev. E 81 (2010) 051907

Equillibria and Phase Diagrams: Jan Brugues and Daniel J. Needleman, Nonequilibrium Fluctuations in Metaphase Spindles: Polarized Light Microscopy, Image Registration, and Correlation Functions Proc. SPIE , 2010, 7618.

AP 226 (Spring 2012)

Tunable Liquid Optics: Electrowetting Controlled Liquid Mirrors Based on Self-Assembled Janus Tiles

Dynamic Equilibrium for Surface Nanobubble stabilization

Electric-filed-induced capillary attraction between like-charges particles at liquid interfaces

Like-Charge Attraction and Hydrodynamic Interaction

Keyword Summary

Image Segmentation

Electron Tomography

Simulated Annealing


Method of Images

Brownian Motion

Hydrodynamic Coupling

Interaction Potential

Boltzmann Distribution

Energy Landscape

Protein Folding

Polymer Physics

Fractal Dimension

Fractal Network

Levinthal's Paradox



Image Registration

Correlation Function

Active Liquid Crystal

Polymer Physics


triboelectric series

RNA Hairpin




Intermediate filaments



DNA segregation

No-Slip Boundary Condition