Date: Wednesday 14th of June 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1012 (Minerva Building). ‘Self-assembled structural colour in nature’ by A. J. Parnell, University of Sheffield. Abstract: The diversity and vividness of structural colour in the natural world has been known going back as far as William Hook in the 17th century; what has only relatively recently been… Read More ›
On the 17th of May 2017 Prof Andrew Masters from the University of Manchester visited our School and delivered a seminar on the virial expansion.
Date: Wednesday 17th of May 2017, 14:00. Location: JBL0C05 (Joseph Bank Laboratories). ‘An old chestnut: can the virial expansion describe the vapour-liquid phase transition?’ by Prof Andrew Masters FRSC, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, University of Manchester. Abstract: The virial expansion seeks to represent a system property, such as the pressure, as a… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 24th of May 2017, 14:00. Location: DCB1111 (David Chiddick Building). ‘Chiral active metamaterials’ by Anton Souslov, Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands. Abstract: Active liquids are composed of self-driven microbots that endow the liquid with a unique set of mechanical characteristics. We design metamaterials using polar active liquids, i.e., liquids… Read More ›
On the 26th of April 2017 Dr Paddy Royall from the University of Bristol visited our School and delivered a seminar on five-fold symmetry in condensed matter.
On 5th of April 2017 Dr Adrian Baule from School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, visited our group and delivered a seminar.
Date: Wednesday 26th of April 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Fivefold Symmetry in Condensed Matter: Glass formation Competes with Crystallisation’ by C. P. Royall, School of Physics and School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. Abstract: That fivefold symmetry should play a crucial role in the non-equilibrium behaviour of condensed matter was proposed in the… Read More ›
On 22nd of March 2017 Dr Mike Evans from Leeds visited our group and delivered a seminar.
Date: Wednesday 5th of April 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Jamming of non-spherical particles’ by Adrian Baule, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London. Abstract: The question of how particle shape affects the dynamical and structural properties of particle aggregates is one of the outstanding problems in statistical mechanics with profound technological… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 22nd of March 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1019 (Minerva Building). ‘The simplest model of a complex fluid’ by R.M.L. Evans, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. Abstract: Originally invented to describe magnetic materials, the classical XY model has the simplest interactions imaginable. Surprisingly, when subjected to counter-rotating boundaries, it exhibits the non-Newtonian flow regimes… Read More ›
On the 22nd of February 2017 Dr Flor Siperstein from the University of Manchester has visited us and delivered a fascinating seminar on several collaboration stories between computer modellers and experimentalists interested in real life industrial applications.
Date: Wednesday 22nd of February 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Using molecular simulations to understand disordered porous materials’ by Flor R. Siperstein, Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Abstract: The properties of disordered porous materials are difficult to predict. Typical characterisation tools provide limited information about the materials, and often they require some… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 15th of March 2017, 14:00. Location: JBL0C05 (Joseph Banks Laboratories). ‘Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of structure and mechanics of filled elastomers’ by Alexey V. Lyulin, Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Abstract: Polymer nanocomposites are materials with an abundant of industrial applications…. Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 1st of March 2017, 14:00. Location: MB1010 (Minerva Building). ‘Bionic nanoscopic carriers for precision drug delivery’ by Prof Giuseppe Battaglia, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK. Abstract: Getting across biological barriers and deliver therapeutic cargo to the right site is indeed a very challenging task that… Read More ›
Dr Robert Jack from Bath visits us and delivers a physics seminar on self-assembly in colloids with indentations.
Dr Joshua Berryman from the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg visited us on 18 January 2017. He gave a seminar on ‘The early crystal nucleation process in hard spheres shows synchronised ordering and densification’. It attracted another visitor, Dr Richard Graham from the University of Nottingham, who is also… Read More ›
Date: Wednesday 1st of February 2017, 14:00. Location: DCB2100 (David Chiddick Building). ‘Self-assembly and crystallisation in simple models of colloidal systems’ by Robert Jack, Department of Physics, University of Bath, Bath, UK. Abstract: Experiments on colloids are attractive as a route towards new self-assembled materials, and as models within which we can investigate general principles… Read More ›