Physics education; Modeling the mechanics of biopolymers under mechanical and electrical forces through statistical mechanical methods; Modeling the evolutionary dynamics of viruses under various selection pressures.
Ahsan, Syed Amir, Biopolymers Under Large External Forces and Mean-field RNA Virus Evolutionary Dynamics, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles (2013).
Zhou, C., Reisner, W. W., Staunton, R. J., Ahsan, A., Austin, R.H., Riehn, R., Collapse of DNA in ac Electric Fields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 248103 (2011).
Ahsan, A., Rudnick, J., Bruinsma, R., Soft Elasticity of RNA Gels and negative Poisson Ratio, Phys. Rev. E 76, 061910 (2007).
B. Aubert et al. [BaBar Collaboration], Measurement of CP violating asymmetries in B0 decays to CP eigenstates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2515 (2001).
B. Aubert et al. [BaBar Collaboration], Observation of CP Violation in the B0 Meson System, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 091801 (2001).
Ahsan, A., Rudnick J., and Bruinsma, R., Elasticity theory of the B-DNA to S-DNA transition, Biophys. J. 74:132–137 (1998).