応用物性(2018前期)

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2018年前期の応用物性(物理工学科4年生選択)の成績分布を示します.この講義は増渕が担当するようになってからソフトマター物理学の平衡論を扱っています.話題としてはスポーツドリンク,おかゆ,牛乳,泡,液滴,ゴム,などで.それらの物性を統計力学で議論するという内容です. 以下のような成績分布となりました. 全受講者数:63名 S:5名 A:4名 B:2名 C:6名 D:0名 欠席:46名 名大物工ではソフトマターを扱っている研究室は多くないため,とりあえず受講登録だけしてみたが,途中で聞くのをやめた(あるいは最初から来ない)人がかなり多く,もう一つの飯田先生の講義に流れたようです.しごく妥当と思います. 成績の分布は2極化しています.SやAの方はもちろんBの方もこちらの意図を理解してくださっていることがわかる答案でした.一方でCの方は熱力学や統計力学の基本の理解に問題があるか,あるいは,そもそも講義に興味がわかなかったのではないかと思われる答案でした. なお増渕研配属の4年生については皆さんよくできていて,関心をもって聞いてくださったことがわかり,安堵しました. ちなみに昨年はこうなっていました.

Visiting Prof Quan Chen in Changchun

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In the last week, I went to Changchun, China, to visit Prof. Quan Chen, who is the young, talented rheologist. He got his Ph.D. in Kyoto under the guidance of Prof. Watanabe, and I shared his Ph.D. period in the Watanabe’s group. At that time I was in the Associate Professor position, and I got […]

Force-display device utilizing MR fluid

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In the last week we have new undergrads. In our department the undergrads are distributed to the laboratories in their final year for the thesis project. The assignment is basically made according to their choice. The undergrads are asked to submit their order of preference for the laboratories. Owing to the collected lists, the professors […]

The World Ranking of …

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According to the times higher education ranking, Nagoya University is at the 7th position, which would be reasonable, I think, although it was located at the 4th position last year. Very different ranking I got last week. I was asked for writing a review paper by Japanese Society of Polymer Processing on the topic of […]

Some events with students

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Last two weeks we have had a few events for students including some students in other universities. Several days ago, Professor Arai in Kindai University suddenly visited us with his master course students. They brought us some great news for one of the students, Mr Kobayashi, who will proceed to the phD course, he will […]

Oral exam for undergrads

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Last Wednesday we had the oral examination for the undergrads in our department. For the final clarification, our undergrads have to pass the three hurdles, consisting of i) approval from the supervisor, ii) oral defence against the other professors, and iii) thesis evaluation. The situation depends on university and even department. In some places, one […]

Final exam for master couse

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We had the oral examination for the master students. In our department, they have to submit their thesis by the end of January. Afterwards they have interviews with a few professors who are assigned as the reviewer and give the students some critical comments from their expertise. Around one week later than the thesis submission, […]