Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
On Wednesday 12 July 2017 Fabien Paillusson visited Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée, at Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Sorbonne Universités in Paris and gave a seminar entitled “N!, indistinguishability and entropy: the instructive case of polydisperse systems” Abstract The so-called Gibbs paradox is a paradigmatic…
On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July, Martin attended the Soft Matter Showcase meeting in Durham organised by the SOFI Centre for Doctoral Training. The talks covered a wide range of topics, including light-controlled swimming bacteria, metal-coated droplets for drug delivery and making fade-proof paint by learning from how nature produces colour.
‘Does Mr. Entropy need Phoenix Wright?’ Dr. Fabien Paillusson School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 18.30 pm in Room A003, Ellison Building, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne “I blame entropy”-New Yorker cartoon Entropy is one of the most fascinating concepts introduced in physics in the last two… Read More ›
On 23 – 27 January 2017 Andrei Zvelindovsky was an invited participant of the discussion Lorentz workshop ‘Structured soft interfaces: caught between multi-scale simulation and application’ held at Lorentz International Center for scientific workshops in Leiden, the Netherlands. From the workshop aim description: The science of soft materials is slowly moving into the direction of predictive capability…. Read More ›
Matt Watkins visited the group of Keith McKenna, in the Department of Physics at University of York, and gave a snappily titled seminar “Using Scanning Probe Microscopes and Computational Spectroscopy to ‘see’ Polarons on TiO2 and reveal 3D Solvation Structures on CaF2“. Was York the previous most recently founded physics department in the UK?
Originally posted on Danilo Roccatano:
In my recent public talk at the Gravity Fields Festival 2016 I have shown different models of molecular machines, I have added some of them to this blog with the details on their construction. The models have been generated using small script in awk language and represented using the program VMD…
In the final talk of CP2K Summer School 2016 (23rd – 26th August 2016, King’s College London)”Multiscale modelling – mixed hamiltonians and external fields in CP2K” Matt Watkins introduced TDDFT methods from ARCHER HPC eCSE work.
From July 13th to July 15th 2016 Fabien Paillusson participated to a satellite meeting of StatPhys 2016 on jamming and granular matter, held at Queen Mary University. Owing to variety and quality of the participants, the workshop was a great success and some major developments in the field (e.g. regarding Edwards’ flat measure hypothesis) have… Read More ›
Originally posted on Maths & Physics News:
From Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th April, Martin attended the High Polymer Research Group Meeting at Pott Shrigley in Cheshire, which brought together scientists from a wide range of disciplines to discuss polymers and their applications. The focus of this year’s meeting was the use of polymers in healthcare.
Bart Vorselaars was invited to the Crystallize Annual COST meeting in Coimbra, Portugal (6-8th of April) and gave a presentation with the title “Nucleation from an aqueous solution and in a melt: inferring critical sizes and rates from simulation“.
Andrea Floris participated to the RAMM2016 conference for Recent Appointees in Materials Modelling, held in Queen Mary University London, the 23-24 March 2016. He gave a talk about “Synthesis of self-assembled molecular nanostructures on metallic and insulating substrates” The meeting has been an excellent occasion to meet other Lecturers across UK, share experiences, science and ideas… Read More ›
Thanks to the Santander International Exchange Bursary I could spend 3 weeks in Barcelona under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga at the Universitat de Barcelona. My trip begun on the Monday 25th of January and ended on the 12th of February. During this time I was able to discuss with Prof. Pagonabarraga many interesting physical… Read More ›
Dr Andrea Floris and Dr Manuela Mura visited the School of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Nottingham. The visit was hosted by Prof Philip Moriarty. Dr Andrea Floris gave an invited seminar entitled “Surface functionalization and synthesis of self-assembled molecular nanostructures on metallic and insulating substrates”.
Andrei took part in the traditional Leiden Physical Chemistry ”reünie” meeting held at Leiden University, Holland.
UK-Japan symposium on Atomic and Molecular manipulation, 15-16 December 2015, Nottingham, UK A talk by Matt Watkins on 15 December 2015: “Rapid and quantitative measurements of 3D force maps and the reconstruction of water density distributions over fluorite surfaces”
On the 30th of November 2015 Bart Vorselaars gave a seminar for the Theory of Polymers and Soft Condensed Matter Group in the Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, University of Technology in the Netherlands. The seminar was on Crystal nucleation and thermodynamics of molecular systems: rare events sampling and free energy methods.
Originally posted on Maths & Physics News:
On Wednesday 21 October, Martin gave a talk at Sheffield University with the title “Controlling aggregate size and domain formation in amphiphile self-assembly”.