New Trends in the Variational Modeling and Simulation of Liquid Crystals

Monday, December 2, 2019 (All day) to Friday, December 6, 2019 (All day)

Workshop Description:

Liquid crystals are a vast and diverse class of materials which exhibits properties between those of isotropic liquids and those of crystalline solids: Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid, but their constituent molecules retain orientational order like solids. The main macroscopic manifestation of this dual nature is the emergence of defects, which underly spectacular phenomena and new prospective technologies, e.g., knotted disinclination lines, bistable displays, control of nanoparticle suspensions.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of liquid crystals, with topics spanning from the physical modeling and numerical simulations of liquid crystalline systems to rigorous analysis of major liquid crystal phenomena.

Time & Venue:

December 2-6, 2019 — Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Vienna, Austria)

Funding is available to help cover costs for early-stage career researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) to attend the Workshop. The deadline for the applications is October 1st, 2019.
Applications can be sent via email to the organizers.

Giovanni Di Fratta, Michele Ruggeri, Valeriy V. Slastikov, and Arghir D. Zarnescu

Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics
Boltzmanngasse 9
1090 Vienna