Tuesday, May 23

Liquid Crystal Systems - Part I of III

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Liberty B

For Parts II and III, see MS34 and MS41, respectively.

The aim of this minisymposium is to bring together applied mathematicians and condensed matter physicists to explore problems in soft condensed matter and materials, and to present recent experimental results, simulations, and theoretical advances and interest in liquid crystals, polymers, complex fluids and disordered systems.

Organizers: Weinan E
Princeton University and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA
Peter Palffy-Muhoray
Kent State University, USA
3:30-3:55 Lasing in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
A. Genack, Queen's College, City University of New York, USA
4:00-4:25 Structural and Molecular Chirality in Smectic Liquid Crystals
Antal Jákli, Kent State University, USA; G. Nair, Centre for Liquid Crystal Research, India; and L. C. Chien, Kent State University, USA
4:30-4:55 Sliding Phases in Layered Structures
T. C. Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania, USA
5:00-5:25 The Strange Elasticity of Nematic Solids
Mark Warner, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

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