MLC Seminar List
for period 7 January to 5 July 2013
Monday 07 January | ||
10:00-11:00 | Sluckin, T (University of Southampton) | |
Fluids with attitude | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Lavrentovich, OD (Kent State University) | |
Liquid crystals, liquid crystal droplets and colloids: basic properties | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Virga, EG (Università degli Studi di Pavia) | |
Order tensors of equilibrium phases | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Stewart, I (University of Strathclyde) | |
Ericksen-Leslie theory for nematic liquid crystals and its developments | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Frenkel, D (University of Cambridge) | |
T.B.A. | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 08 January | ||
09:00-09:40 | Gartland Jr., EC (Kent State University) | |
An Overview of the Oseen-Frank elastic model and some symmetry aspects of the Straley Mean-Field model for Biaxial Nematic liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
09:40-10:20 | Zheng, X (Kent State University) | |
On the Maier-Saupe theory of Nematic liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
10:20-11:00 | Longa, L (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski) | |
The Landau theory of liquid crystals and its molecular interpretation | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:10 | Fatkullin, I (University of Arizona) | |
Onsager - type theorias, where to from here? | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Warner, M (University of Cambridge) | |
Solid liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Yokoyama, H (Kent State University) | |
Molecular Origin of K13 Revisited | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Virga, EG (Università degli Studi di Pavia) | |
What an old problem has still to say: the infamous K13-case | Sem 1 | |
17:30-18:30 | Sonnet, A-M (University of Strathclyde) | |
Hard core effects in mean field theories | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 09 January | ||
09:00-10:00 | Ball, J (University of Oxford) | |
Function spaces and liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
10:00-10:40 | Zarnescu, A (University of Sussex) | |
On the cubic instability in the Q-tensor theory of nematics | Sem 1 | |
10:40-11:20 | Bauman, P (Purdue University) | |
Problems related to defects in nematic liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:30 | Forest, G (University of North Carolina ) | |
Defects in nematic polymer hydrodynamics: survey of our work over the past 10 years | Sem 1 | |
13:30-14:30 | Doi, M (Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute) | |
Onsager's Variational Principle in Soft Matter Dynamics | Sem 1 | |
14:30-15:30 | Zannoni, C (Università di Bologna) | |
Describing and determining the order of liquid crystals in the bulk and close to interfaces | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Ratiu, T (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) | |
Geometric theories of conservative liquid crystal dynamics | Sem 1 |
Thursday 10 January | ||
09:00-10:00 | Glotzer, S (University of Michigan) | |
When shapes collide: finding order in disorder | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Lubensky, T (University of Pennsylvania ) | |
Liquid crystals and what they have taught us | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Kamien, R (University of Pennsylvania) | |
Topological defects and the ground state manifold | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Chossat, P (CNRS - Université de Nice) | |
The mathematics of pattern formation: a modern view | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Dawes, J (University of Bath) | |
Localised pattern formation | Sem 1 |
Friday 11 January | ||
09:00-09:40 | Zhang, P (Peking University) | |
From molecular symmetry to order parameters | Sem 1 | |
09:40-10:20 | Lauterbach, R (Universität Hamburg) | |
Invariant theory: a useful tool for equivariant dynamics and the mathematics of liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
10:20-11:00 | Gaeta, G (Universita' di Milano) | |
Free energy according to Poincare' and Landau | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:10 | Rucklidge, A (University of Leeds) | |
Three-wave interactions in problems with two length scales: Faraday waves and soft-matter quasicrystals | Sem 1 | |
13:30-14:00 | Warner, M, Osipov, M, Ball, J (Cambridge/Strathclyde/Oxford) | |
Overviews of other MLC workshops | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 16 January | ||
14:10-17:00 | Chillingworth, D (University of Southampton) | |
Dynamics of bulk nematics in a uniform shear flow (informal workshop) | DS |
Tuesday 22 January | ||
14:00-15:00 | Calderer, C (University of Minnesota) | |
Polyelectrolyte gels: modeling chemo-mechanical interaction | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 23 January | ||
15:30-17:00 | Chillingworth, D (University of Southampton) | |
Dynamics of bulk nematics in a uniform shear flow (informal workshop) | DS |
Thursday 24 January | ||
11:00-12:00 | Mottram, N (University of Strathclyde) | |
Modelling bistable displays using Q-tensor theory | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 29 January | ||
14:00-15:00 | Phillips, D (Purdue University) | |
Analysis of chevron patterns using gamma convergence | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Dawes, J (University of Bath) | |
Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation I | Sem 1 |
Friday 01 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Dawes, J (University of Bath) | |
Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation II | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 05 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Allen, M (University of Warwick) | |
Monte Carlo simulations and Onsager density functional theory of hard particle liquid crystal models | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 06 February | ||
16:00-17:00 | Chillingworth, D (University of Southampton) | |
Informal workshop on shear flow | DS |
Thursday 07 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Park, J (Chungnam National University) | |
Some mathematical analysis of molecules in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Lauterbach, R (Universität Hamburg) | |
Informal workshop on Groups, Orbits and Bifurcation III | Sem 2 |
Monday 11 February | ||
15:00-17:00 | Longa, L (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski) | |
Introduction to Density Functional Theory of Liquid Crystals | DS |
Tuesday 12 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Kralj, S (University of Maribor) | |
Stabilization of liquid crystalline structures exhibiting topological defects | Sem 2 |
Thursday 14 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Dawes, J | |
Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 19 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Zhilinskii, B (Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale) | |
Symmetry breaking and symmetry defects. Invariant theory applications | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 20 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Chillingworth, D (University of Southampton) | |
Informal workshop on shear flow | DS | |
15:00-16:00 | Longa, L (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski) | |
Introduction to Density Functional Theory of Liquid Crystals II | DS |
Thursday 21 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Copic, M (Univerza v Ljubljani) | |
Soft Bend Elastic Constant and Transition to a Modulated Nematic Phase | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 26 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Bauman, P (Purdue University) | |
Analysis and stability of bentcore liquid crystal fibers | Sem 2 |
Thursday 28 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Mottram, N (University of Strathclyde) | |
Decoupling the Ericksen-Leslie equations | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 05 March | ||
14:00-15:00 | Gibbons, G (University of Cambridge) | |
Liquid crystals and general relativity | Sem 1 |
Thursday 07 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Cleaver, D (Sheffield Hallam University) | |
Liquid crystals at patterned substrates | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 12 March | ||
14:00-15:00 | Zarnescu , A (University of Sussex) | |
Mathematical problems of the Q-tensor theory of nematics | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 13 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Praetorius, S (Technische Universität Dresden) | |
The (Liquid-Crystal) Phase-Field-Crystal model - Derivations and Applications | Sem 2 | |
14:00-15:00 | Zarnescu, A | |
Coarsening and Q-tensors for nematics (a mathematician's perspective) | Sem 2 |
Thursday 14 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Löwen, H (Universität Düsseldorf) | |
Liquid crystals described within the phase-field crystal model | Sem 1 |
Monday 18 March | ||
09:00-09:50 | Ball, J (University of Oxford) | |
Satisfaction of the eigenvalue constraints on the $Q$-tensor | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Frenkel, D (University of Cambridge) | |
The physics of unphysical simulations | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:50 | Evans, B (University of Bristol) | |
Density Functional Theory for Hard-Body Models of Liquid Crystals | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:40 | Berardi, R (Università di Bologna) | |
Coarse-grained modelling and computer simulations of liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Cates, M (University of Edinburgh) | |
Active liquid crystals and the origins of cellular locomotion | Sem 1 | |
14:50-15:40 | Vanakaras, A (University of Patras) | |
Biaxial Nematics: Symmetry and Hierarchical Domain Structure | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:50 | Belli, S (Utrecht University) | |
Brick-by-brick stabilizing the Biaxial Nematic Phase | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 19 March | ||
09:00-09:50 | Gartland Jr., EC (Kent State University) | |
Liquid Crystal Director Models with Coupled Electric Fields | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Majumdar, A (University of Bath) | |
Modelling a planar bistable device on different scales | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:50 | Mottram, N (University of Strathclyde) | |
Modelling planar bistable devices: from Q-tensor to director models | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:40 | Muller, EA (Imperial College London) | |
SAFT force fields for coarse-grained MD simulations | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 20 March | ||
09:00-09:50 | Dijkstra, M (Universiteit Utrecht) | |
Glassy dynamics, spinodal fluctuations, and nucleation in suspensions of colloidal hard rods and plates | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Masters, A (University of Manchester) | |
Simulations of model biaxial particles | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:50 | Galindo, A (Imperial College London) | |
Phase behaviour in mixtures of unixial hard particles: biaxiality and confinement | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:40 | Virga, E (Università degli Studi di Pavia) | |
Different flavours of the mean-field theory | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Longa, L (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski) | |
Lebwohl-Lasher models of liquid crystals: from quadrupolar to spontaneously induced chiral order | Sem 1 | |
14:50-15:40 | Muccioli, L (Università di Bologna) | |
Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of cyanobiphenyls: A test bench for liquid crystal theories | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:50 | Ilnytskyi, J (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) | |
Microphase separation driven transitions in macromolecular liquid crystals by computer simulations | Sem 1 |
Thursday 21 March | ||
09:00-09:50 | Ravnik, M (University of Oxford/Ljubljana) | |
Design of liquid crystal superstructures: geometry, topology, flow, and mesophase | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Schoen, M (Technische Universität Berlin) | |
Isotropic-polar phase transition in an amphiphilic fluid | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:50 | Palffy-Muhoray, P (Kent State University) | |
Modeling Multi-component Liquid Crystal Systems | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:40 | de Pablo, J (University of Wisconsin-Madison) | |
Directed assembly in liquid crystals. Nanoparticles and nanodroplets | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Skacej, G (University of Ljubljana) | |
Molecular modeling of liquid crystal elastomers | Sem 1 | |
14:50-15:40 | Selinger, J (Kent State University) | |
The Round Table Discussion | Sem 1 |
Thursday 28 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Osipov, M (University of Strathclyde) | |
Foundations and derivations of the popular molecular theories of nematics including Maier-Saupe, Onsager and Density functional ones | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 02 April | ||
14:00-15:00 | Dennis, M (University of Bristol) | |
Disclinations & Biaxiality in Light | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 03 April | ||
11:00-12:00 | Fatkullin, I (University of Arizona) | |
Projection-operator formalism, BBGKY hierarchy, and kinetic equations. Part I | Sem 2 |
Thursday 04 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Tabe, Y (Waseda University) | |
Orientational and hydrodynamic motions in chiral liquid crystalline films induced by transmembrane flow | Sem 2 | |
14:00-15:00 | Liarte, D (Universidade de São Paulo) | |
Elementary statistical models for nematic transitions in liquid-crystalline systems | Sem 2 |
Friday 05 April | ||
11:00-12:00 | Fatkullin , I (University of Arizona) | |
Projection-operator formalism, BBGKY hierarchy, and kinetic equations. Part 2 | Sem 2 |
Monday 08 April | ||
10:00-11:00 | Kinderlehrer, D (Carnegie Mellon University) | |
Remarks about the Janossy effect | Satellite | |
11:30-12:30 | Bauman, P (Purdue University) | |
Analysis of Disclination-Line Defects in Liquid Crytals | Satellite | |
14:00-15:00 | Palffy-Muhoray, P (Kent State University) | |
Modeling the Dynamics of Liquid Crystalline Systems | Satellite | |
15:30-16:00 | Wilkinson, M (University of Oxford) | |
Eigenvalue Constraints and Regularity of Q-tensor Navier-Stokes Dynamics | Satellite | |
16:00-16:30 | Joo, S (Old Dominion University) | |
Field instabilities of Smectic A liquid crystals in 2D and 3D | Satellite |
Tuesday 09 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Zhang, P (Peking University) | |
The Small Deborah Number Limit of the Doi-Onsager Equation to the Ericksen-Leslie Equation | Satellite | |
10:00-11:00 | Majumdar, A (University of Bath) | |
Tangent unit-vector fields: nonabelian homotopy invariants, the Dirichlet energy and their applications in liquid crystal devices | Satellite | |
11:30-12:30 | Slastikov, V (University of Bristol) | |
On stability of radial hedgehog in Landau - de Gennes model | Satellite | |
14:00-15:00 | Zarnescu, AD (University of Sussex) | |
Eigenframe discontinuities, commutators and nematic defects | Satellite | |
15:30-16:00 | Liu, Y (Universität Regensburg) | |
Wellposedness of a Coupled Navier-Stokes/Q-tensor System | Satellite | |
16:00-16:30 | Henao, DA (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) | |
Radial symmetry and biaxiality in nematic liquid crystals | Satellite |
Wednesday 10 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Capdeboscq, Y (University of Oxford) | |
An inverse problem arising from polarimetric measurements of nematic liquid crystals | Satellite | |
10:00-11:00 | Marchetti, MC (Syracuse University) | |
Spontaneous flows and defect proliferation in active nematic liquid crystals | Satellite | |
11:30-12:30 | Biscari, P (Politecnico di Milano) | |
Anisotropic elasticity and relaxation in nematic liquid crystals | Satellite |
Thursday 11 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Seguin, B (McGill University) | |
Derivation of the Balance Laws for Liquid Crystals using Statistical Mechanics | Satellite | |
10:00-11:00 | Walkington, N (Carnegie Mellon University) | |
Numerical Approximation of the Ericksen Leslie Equations | Satellite | |
11:30-12:30 | Calderer, M-C (University of Minnesota) | |
Liquid crystal phases of biological networks: models and analysis | Satellite | |
14:00-15:00 | Hong, M-C (University of Queensland) | |
Some results on the existence of solutions to the Ericksen-Leslie system | Satellite | |
15:30-16:30 | Wang, C (University of Kentucky) | |
Some recent results on analysis of nematic liquid crystal flows | Satellite |
Friday 12 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | De Simone, A (SISSA) | |
Mechanical response and microstructures in liquid crystal elastomers: small vs large strain theories | Satellite | |
10:00-11:00 | Liverpool, T (University of Bristol) | |
Polar Active Liquid Crystals : microscopics, hydrodynamics and rheology | Satellite | |
11:30-12:30 | Phillips, D (Purdue University) | |
Analysis of defects in minimizers for a planar Frank energy | Satellite |
Tuesday 16 April | ||
14:00-15:00 | Ignat, R (Université Paris-Sud 11) | |
Line defects in a variational model related to liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
15:00-16:00 | Kats, E (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics) | |
Landau Theory for ''Mendeleev's'' Tables of Polar Smectic Structures | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 17 April | ||
11:00-12:00 | Teixeira, P (ISEL and Universidade de Lisboa) | |
Liquid crystal foam | Sem 1 | |
12:00-13:00 | D'Alessandro, G (University of Southampton) | |
Using slow manifolds to model liquid crystals in Q-tensor theories | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 23 April | ||
14:00-15:00 | Telo da Gama, M (Universidade de Lisboa) | |
Nematics: how do they wet ? | Sem 2 | |
15:00-16:00 | Sluckin, T (University of Southampton) | |
Ferronematic and ferroelectric liquid crystal colloids | Sem 2 |
Thursday 25 April | ||
11:00-12:00 | Robbins, J (University of Bristol) | |
Equivariant normal forms via the Moser trick | Sem 2 | |
12:00-13:00 | Stewart, I (University of Strathclyde) | |
Continuum model for smectic A liquid crystals | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 30 April | ||
14:00-15:00 | Bowick, M (Syracuse University) | |
Facets of Order in Liquid Crystalline Vesicles | Sem 1 | |
15:00-16:00 | Warner, M (University of Cambridge) | |
Two and half liquid crystal motors | Sem 1 |
Thursday 02 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | Osipov, M (University of Strathclyde) | |
Molecular-statistical theory of surface anchoring of LCs. Fundamental problems | Sem 1 | |
12:00-13:00 | Lavrentovich, O (Kent State University) | |
Statics and dynamics of colloidal particles in liquid crystals | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 07 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | Barnett, S (University of Strathclyde) | |
The Enigma of Optical Momentum | Sem 1 | |
12:00-13:00 | Zannoni, C (Università di Bologna) | |
Molecular organizations in the bulk and close to surfaces | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Smalyukh, I (University of Colorado at Boulder) | |
Topological defects in nematic liquid crystals dictated by topologically nontrivial confinement and colloids | Sem 1 |
Thursday 09 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | Joo, S (Old Dominion University) | |
New numerical scheme and simulations for undulations in smectic A liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
12:00-13:00 | Yeomans, J (University of Oxford) | |
Active nematics: the role of defects | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 14 May | ||
14:00-15:00 | Copic, M (Univerza v Ljubljani) | |
Effect of flow on nematic fluctuations in a slab | Sem 1 |
Thursday 16 May | ||
12:00-13:00 | Liverpool, TB (University of Bristol) | |
Soft active matter - liquid crystalline order, rheology and oscillations | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 21 May | ||
11:10-11:30 | Corson, L (Strathclyde) | |
Liquid dielectrophoresis and wrinkling on the surface of a fluid layer | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:50 | Lin, T-S (Loughborough) | |
Hydrodynamic description of thin nematic films | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:10 | Bedford, S (Oxford) | |
Variational problems for cholesteric liquid crystals - Function spaces and competing theories | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Bowick, M (Syracuse) | |
Open Problems Session | Sem 1 | |
13:30-13:50 | Blow, M (Lisbon) | |
Interfacial motion in flexo- and order-electric switching between nematic filled states | Sem 1 | |
13:50-14:10 | Nieuwenhuis, M (Oxford) | |
A description of the smectic phase using statistical mechanics | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:30 | Lund, R (Bristol) | |
Domain wall motion in magnetic nanowires: an asymptotic approach | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:20 | Foldes, R (Minneapolis) | |
Boundary-roughness effects in nematic liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
16:20-16:40 | Virga, E (Università degli Studi di Pavia) | |
Open Problems Session | Sem 1 | |
16:40-17:00 | Newton, C (University of Bristol) | |
Open Problems Session | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 22 May | ||
09:00-09:20 | Hair, W (Strathclyde) | |
Thermal effects in liquid crystal layers | Sem 1 | |
09:20-09:40 | Ferreiro, C (Bristol) | |
Random packing of rods and spheres | Sem 1 | |
09:40-10:00 | Taylor, J (Oxford) | |
A physical model to predict a ferroelectric nematic phase | Sem 1 | |
10:00-10:20 | To, T (Southampton) | |
Molecular field theory for biaxial smectic A liquid crystals | Sem 1 | |
10:50-11:10 | Käbisch, S (Surrey) | |
Modeling Sm-A LCEs with defects | Sem 1 | |
11:10-11:30 | Tjhung, E (Edinburgh) | |
Designing a crawling cell using soft materials | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:50 | Liu, L (Oxford) | |
The approach to equilibrium for the Ericksen-Leslie system and related questions of Q-tensor theory | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:20 | Sluckin, T (University of Southampton) | |
Open problems session | Sem 1 | |
14:20-14:40 | Lubensky, T (University of Pennsylvania) | |
Open problems Session | Sem 1 | |
14:40-15:00 | De Simone, A (SISSA) | |
Open Problems Session | Sem 1 |
Thursday 23 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | DeSimone, A (SISSA) | |
Energies and Shear Moduli in Nematic Elastomers | Sem 1 | |
12:00-13:00 | Pinkevych, I (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) | |
Photorefractive effect and two beam energy exchange in hybrid liquid crystal cells | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 28 May | ||
14:00-15:00 | Kats, E (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics) | |
Landau weak crystallization theory of main phase transition in membranes | Sem 1 |
Thursday 30 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | Ball, J (University of Oxford) | |
Professor Jerry Ericksen interviewed by John Ball. A film of a recent interview of Jerry Ericksen will be shown. | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 04 June | ||
14:00-15:00 | Yu, Y (Fudan University) | |
Photoinduced deformation of crosslinked liquid crystal polymers: from ultraviolet to near-infrared light | Sem 1 |
Thursday 06 June | ||
11:00-12:00 | Ou-Yang, Z (Chinese Academy of Sciences) | |
The geometric elastic theory of fluid membrane vesicles with a liquid crystal model: the Helfrich model of lipid bilayers and its applications to soft matter | Sem 1 |
Friday 07 June | ||
14:00-17:00 | Monastyrsky, M, Longair, M, Cockroft, C (ITEP (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics)) | |
Soviet Physics in 1920s-1950s and English- Russian Scientific Relations ( Cockroft, Dirac, Kapitsa, Peierls...) | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 11 June | ||
14:00-15:00 | Nguyen, L (Princeton University) | |
Existence and uniqueness of the radial hedgehog in Landau-de Gennes model | Sem 1 |
Thursday 13 June | ||
11:00-12:00 | Pelcovits, B (Brown University Providence, Rhode Island) | |
Self assembly of fd viruses | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:30 | Abbott, N (University of Wisconsin-Madison ) | |
Endotoxin-Induced Ordering Transitions in Liquid Crystalline Droplets | Sem 2 |
Monday 24 June | ||
09:45-10:30 | Kleman, M (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) | |
Liquid crystal defects, a critical overview | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:00-12:00 | Kamien, R (University of Pennsylvania) | |
Pure and Applied Focal Conics | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
12:00-12:45 | Fukuda, J (AIST) | |
Exotic defect structures in a strongly confined chiral liquid crystal | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:00-14:45 | Alexander, GP (University of Warwick) | |
Textures and Topology in Liquid Crystals | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:45-15:30 | Zumer, S (University of Ljubljana) | |
Nematic braids: Effects of chirality and confinement | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
16:00-17:00 | Lubensky, T (University of Pennsylvania) | |
Rigidity, Zero Modes, States of Self Stress, and Surface Phonons in Periodic and Diluted Periodic Networks near their Instability Limit | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 25 June | ||
09:00-09:45 | Smalyukh, I (University of Colorado) | |
Topological colloids and particle-induced defects in liquid crystals | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
09:45-10:30 | Cates, M (University of Edinburgh) | |
Colloidal Doping of Cholesterics and Blue Phases | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:00-11:45 | Marenduzzo, D (University of Edinburgh) | |
Modelling actomyosin droplets, and their consequences for cell motility | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:45-12:30 | Liverpool, T (University of Bristol) | |
Polar Active LCs: Non-equilibrium steady states and fluctuations | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:00-14:45 | Yeomans, J (University of Oxford) | |
Active Nematics | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:45-15:30 | Dogic, Z (Brandeis University) | |
Hierarchical active matter: from extensible bundles to active gels, streaming liquid crystals and motile emulsions | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
16:00-16:45 | Toner, J (University of Oregon) | |
Rice, Locusts and Chemical Waves: A Hydrodynamic Theory of Polar Active Smectics | Meeting Room 2, CMS |
Thursday 27 June | ||
09:00-09:45 | Biggins, J (University of Cambridge) | |
Hard and soft elasticity of polydomain liquid crystal elastomers | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
09:45-10:30 | Uchida, N (Tohoku University) | |
Topological Defects in Nematic Elastomers, Gels and Membranes | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:00-11:45 | Xing, X (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) | |
Fluctuations and nonlinear elasticity of nematic elastomers | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:45-12:30 | Adams, J (University of Surrey) | |
Modelling Smectic Liquid Crystal Elastomers | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:00-14:45 | ||
Joint Lecture with Dynamics of Suspensions, Gels, Cells and Tissues (CFMW01) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:45-15:30 | ||
Joint Lecture with Dynamics of Suspensions, Gels, Cells and Tissues (CFMW01) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
16:00-16:45 | ||
Joint Lecture with Dynamics of Suspensions, Gels, Cells and Tissues (CFMW01) | Meeting Room 2, CMS |
Friday 28 June | ||
09:00-09:45 | Ravnik, M (University of Ljubljana) | |
Three-dimensional liquid crystalline superstructures for photonics (** joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
09:45-10:30 | Modes, C (Rockefeller University) | |
Photo-Actuation in LC Glass (**joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:00-11:30 | Warner, M (University of Cambridge) | |
Photo-elastomers (**joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
11:30-11:45 | Ball, J | |
Conclusions | ||
14:00-14:45 | Broer, D (Eindhoven University of Technology) | |
Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks & Hydogels (**joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
14:45-15:30 | Copic, M (University of Ljubljana) | |
Kinetics of Light-Induced Patterning in Liquid Crystal Elastomers (**joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS | |
16:00-16:45 | Palffy-Muhoray, P (Kent State University) | |
Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Light (**joint talk with I-CAMP) | Meeting Room 2, CMS |
Other Seminars |
Seminars in the University National and International Scientific Research Meetings |