Scientific thinkers from around Europe will come together for the annual meeting of COST Crystallize. This year the crystallisation-focused meeting is taking place at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Crystallisation – the process of crystal formation via crystal nucleation and growth – is typically employed in chemical manufacturing as a purification step or… Read More ›
On the 14th of June 2017 Dr Andy Parnell from the University of Sheffield visited our School and delivered a fascinating seminar on structural colours.
A conference on Crystallization will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 26th-Tuesday 27th of June 2017. It is the annual meeting of the Crystallize CM1402 EU COST Action involving scientists from 27 different countries. Invited speakers include: Chick Wilson (University of Bath, UK) Joop ter Horst (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) Jacco… Read More ›
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 ›
Dr Xiaohu Guo from the Scientific Computing Department of STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK, visits us on 13-14 March 2017.
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 ›