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

Date: August 13
Time: 16:00--18:30
Room: 403

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Organizer:
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.


MS-Th-E-56-1
16:00--16:30
Properties of minimizers to the Maier- Saupe energy for liquid crystals
Phillips, Dan (Purdue Univ.)
Bauman, Patricia (Purdue Univ.)


MS-Th-E-56-2
16:30--17:00
Energy-Minimizing Nematic Elastomers
Bauman, Patricia (Purdue Univ.)


MS-Th-E-56-3
17:00--17:30
The Radial Hedgehog Solution in the Landau-de Gennes Theory: Interplay between Geometry and Temperature
Majumdar, Apala (Univ. of Bath)


MS-Th-E-56-4
17:30--18:00
On the Behaviour of Smectic Liquid Crystals Subject to Small Perturbations
Snow, Ben (Univ. of Strathclyde)


MS-Th-E-56-5
18:00--18:30
Superstructures from liquid crystal colloids
Ravnik, Miha (Univ. of Ljubljana)

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Footnote:
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