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A Celebration of Women in Materials Science

The proportion of women working in selected areas of materials science significantly exceeds the proportion of women working in mathematics more broadly.  In recognition of this, we have embedded a Celebration of Women in Materials Science (WMS) programme into the workshop on Optimal Design of Soft Matter, part of the programme on The Mathematical Design of New Materials.

With several field leading experts and distinct emerging junior leading names, this impressive line-up includes the talks listed below:


Monday 13th May

11:10 - 11:50 - Margarida Telo da Gama (Universidade de Lisboa) - Title: Self-organization of patchy colloidal particles: 2 & 3D

11:50 - 12:30 - Anja Schlömerkemper - Title: Evolution of magneto-viscoelastic materials


Tuesday 14th May

11:10 - 11:50 - Bianca Stroffolini (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) - Title: Function spaces meet material science: Orlicz-Sobolev nematic elastomers

11:50 - 12:30 - Carme Calderer (University of Minnesota) - Title: Modeling and analysis of chromonic liquid crystal condensates

13:30 - 14:10 - Julia Yeomans (University of Oxford) - Title: Bacteria: self-motile liquid crystals? 

14:10 - 14:50 - Elisabetta Matsumoto (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Title: Twisted topological tangles: or the knot theory of knitting


Wednesday 15th May

9:00 - 9:40 - Monica Olvera de la Cruz (Northwestern University) - Title: Control of Magnetoelastic Matter

9:40 - 10:20 - Daphne Klotsa (University of North Carolina) - Title: A touch of non-linearity: mesoscale swimmers and active matter in fluids 

10:20 - 10:40 - Anja Pusovnik (University of Ljubljana) - Title: Liquid crystal metamaterials from nematic colloidal platelets


Thursday 16th May

15:20 - 16:00 - Apala Majumdar (University of Bath) - Title: Nematic Pattern Formation on 2D Polygons - a Landau de Gennes study

16:00 - 16:40 - Lidia Mrad (University of Arizona) - Title: Constrained Energy Minimization for Bent-Core Liquid Crystals

16:40 - 17:00 - Katherine Macmillan (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) - Title: Materials from Colloidal Particles using Optical Fields


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