Mathematical trends, challenges and future applications for liquid crystal theories - Part I of IV
For Part II, see MS-Th-E-56
For Part III, see MS-Fr-D-56
For Part IV, see MS-Fr-E-56

Date: August 13
Time: 13:30--15:30
Room: 403

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Majumdar, Apala (Univ. of Bath)
Wang, Changyou (Purdue Univ.)
Zhang, Pingwen (Peking Univ.)

Abstract: Liquid crystals are mesogenic phases of matter intermediate between the solid and liquid phases of matter. Liquid crystals typically exhibit partial ordering and are consequently, highly sensitive to light, electric fields, mechanical and rheological effects. The proposed minisymposium focuses on key questions in liquid crystal research, based on defects, atomistic to continuum modelling, phase transitions, pattern formation and hydrodynamics. The minisymposum will comprise four themed sessions on (i) analysis, (ii) modelling, (iii) simulations and (iv) related areas, with invited talks from physicists, mathematicians and materials scientists, thus providing an ideal platform for the cross-fertilization of expertise from around the globe.

global solution of a simplified Ericksen-Leslie equation with non-zero circulation Reynolds number
YU, Yong (The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)

Finite time singularity of nematic liquid crystal flows
Wang, Changyou (Purdue Univ.)
LIn, Fanghua (Courant Inst./NYU)
Liu, Chun (Penn State Univ.)

Local existence of unique strong solution to nonisothermal model for incompressible nematic liquid crystals in 3D
Ding, Shijin (South China Normal Univ.)

Defects of Liquid Crystals
Zhang, Pingwen (Peking Univ.)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA