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Ericksen-Leslie theory for nematic liquid crystals and its developments

Presented by: 
I Stewart University of Strathclyde
Date: 
Monday 7th January 2013 - 15:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
A review of the Ericksen-Leslie theory for the dynamics of nematic liquid crystals will be presented. Its developments related to smectic and other liquid crystals phases will also be discussed. Applications to 'switching phenomena' in liquid crystals will be mentioned.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons