Mathematical Aspects of Material Science: Soft Matter

Preliminary program

Monday, October 28, 2002

Complex Fluids and Films

09:00 - 09:10Introduction
09:10 - 09:55Hartmut Löwen 
Phase transitions in soft matter
09:55 - 10:40Epifanio Virga 
Wetting stability for curved substrates
10:40 - 11:00Coffee
11:00 - 11:45John Hinch 
Explaining the flow of elastic liquids
11:45 - 12:30Felix Otto 
Domains and walls
12:30 - 15:30Lunch Break
15:30 - 16:00Coffee
16:00 - 16:45Robert Carpick 
Polymer surfaces with tailored nano-scale topography
16:45 - 17:30Mark Warner 
Nematic hyper-elastic materials
17:30 - 18:00General discussion and open problems
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Biomaterials

09:00 - 09:50Hermann Gaub 
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09:50 - 10:40Josef Käs 
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10:40 - 11:00Coffee
11:00 - 11:50Karsten Kruse 
Dynamical and mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton
11:50 - 15:30Lunch Break
15:30 - 16:00Coffee
16:00 - 16:50Rumiana Dimova 
Model membranes: mechanical properties and applications
16:50 - 17:40Angela Stevens 
Pattern formation and self-organization in interacting cell systems
17:45 - 18:30Castle Tour
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Granular Matter

09:00 - 09:50Robin Ball  (United Kingdom)
The marginally rigid stat and stress transmission in granular materials
10:00 - 10:50Narayanan Menon 
Experiments on a dilute vibrated granular medium
11:00 - 11:30Coffee
11:30 - 12:20Klaus Mecke 
Morphometry of condensed matter
12:20 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:30Excursion
Thursday, October 31, 2002

Membranes and Folding

09:00 - 09:50Enrique Cerda 
Wrinkles and drapery
10:00 - 10:50Sergio Conti 
Branched microstructures: from compressed thin films to shape-memory alloys
11:00 - 11:30Coffee
11:30 - 12:20Shankar Venkatamarani 
More on membranes ???
12:20 - 15:00Lunch Break
15:00 - 15:50Gerhard Gompper 
Structure and Phase Behavior of Membrane Ensembles
16:00 - 16:30Coffee
16:30 - 17:20Jan Kierfeld 
Absorption of semiflexible polymers
17:30 - 18:20Stephan Luckhaus 
Lattice based tumor growth and competition
Friday, November 01, 2002

Polymers and Statistical Mechanics

09:00 - 09:50Errico Presutti 
Long range effects in phase transitions and motion by mean curvature
10:00 - 10:50Roman Kotecky 
Critical region for droplet formation: a microscopic model
11:00 - 11:30Coffee
11:30 - 12:20Roland Netz 
Polymers under Tension

Date and Location

October 27 - November 02, 2002
Schloss Ringberg
83700 Rottach-Egern
Germany
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Antonio DeSimone

Reinhard Lipowsky

L Mahadevan

Stefan Müller

Herbert Spohn

Administrative Contact

Katja Bieling

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