Associate professor of physics Mark Taylor is spending the month of December on a research visit to Germany.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Taylor attended the 14th annual International Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics. He presented an invited lecture “Partition function zeros and finite size scaling for polymer adsorption” on Nov. 28, in which he described some of his recent work on polymer phase transitions, carried out in collaboration with Hiram College students and alumni Pyie Phyo Aung ’11 and Samip Basnet ’15, and colleagues Jutta Luettmer-Strathmann, associate professor of physics and chemistry at the University of Akron, and Wolfgang Paul, professor of theoretical polymer science in Halle, Germany.
Taylor will remain in Germany for the month of December working at the Institut for Physik, Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle. On Dec. 10, he will give a seminar on polymer and soft matter entitled “Adsorption and folding transitions of a polymer chain.” This overview talk will include descriptions of work carried out in collaboration with Hiram students and alumni Yuting Ye ’13, Michael Mroz ’13, Katherine Starr ’15, and Su Latt ’15.
Taylor’s stay in Germany is funded by a grant from the German Science Foundation.