Cortona 2005
Soft Matter Mathematical Modelling
Round Tables


Sept. 12
Sept. 13
Sept. 14
Sept. 15
Sept. 16


Monday, 12 September  2005

09:00 Registration
09:30 Reinhard Lipowsky The behavior of soft surfaces
10:05 Jean-Baptiste Fournier Some properties of anchoring and wetting
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Mikhail Osipov Chirality effects in bent-core smectic liquid crystal phases
11:45 Giovanni Barbero Influence of the adsorption phenomenon on the impedance spectroscopy of a cell of liquid

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 Antonio DeSimone Coarse-graining in the modeling of soft matter: the role of analysis
15:35 Iain W. Stewart On the hydrodynamic theory of SmA liquid crystals
16:10 Coffee Break
16:40 André M Sonnet Viscous reorientation forces on nematic defects

Tuesday, 13 September  2005

09:30 Harald Pleiner General nonlinear hydrodynamic description of non-Newtonian fluids
10:05 Pier Luca Maffettone An ellipsoidal drop model for single drop dynamics with non-Newtonian fluids
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Assis F Martins Striking manifestations of the boundary conditions and director spin echoes upon flow start-up and flow reversal in tumbling nematic liquid crystals
11:45 Siegfried Hess Modelling the dynamics of shear-thickening-shear-thinning fluids and the flow behavior of substances with yield stress

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 Eugene Terentjev (Chair) Round Table on Liquid Crystal Elastomers
16:00 Coffee

Wednesday, 14 September  2005

09:30 Eugene Terentjev Quenched random disorder in nematic systems
10:05 Samo Kralj Coarsening dynamics in the nematic liquid crystal phase
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Geoff McKay Mechanical actions on nanocylinders in nematic liquid crystals
11:45 Riccardo Rosso Line tension at wetting

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 Saša Svetina The formation and coalescence of membrane microtubules
15:35 Daniel Svenšek From layers to onions – via cylinders?
16:10 Coffee Break
16:40 Paolo Biscari Telephone-cords instabilities in thin smectic capillaries

Thursday, 15 September  2005

09:30 Geoffrey R Luckhurst Simulation and theoretical studies of biaxial nematics
10:05 Fulvio Bisi Repertoire of nematic biaxial phases
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Nigel Mottram A model of dual-frequency nematic liquid crystals
11:45 Tim Sluckin Switching back and forward in ferronematic cells

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 Nigel Mottram (Chair) Round Table on Biaxial Nematics, Part I
Epifanio G. Virga Attractions and repulsion in biaxial molecular interactions
Giovanni De Matteis Biaxial phase transitions in nematic liquid crystals
16:00 Coffee Break
Part II

Friday, 16 September  2005

09:30 Claudio Zannoni Modelling and simulating molecules and mesophases
10:05 Silvano Romano Biaxial nematogenic lattice models: analytical and simulation results
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Holger Stark Hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal and biological physics
11:45 Slobodan Žumer Laser trapping of colloids in nematic medium

13:00 Lunch

Last revised on 11 October 2005.
Andre M Sonnet