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Jülich Soft Matter Days 2003

Congrescentrum Rolduc, Kerkrade, NL

18 - 21 November 2003

 

 

The workshop Jülich Soft Matter Days 2003 will be hold at the Congrescentrum Rolduc, in the vicinity of Jülich. The main focus will be on the following topics:

  • Colloids
  • Polymers
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Biophysics
  • Self-Assembly
  • Rheology

Program Jülich

Tuesday, 18 november
18.00 - 21.00 hRegistration/Welcome Buffet
at the Congrescentrum Rolduc
Wednesday, 19 november
8.55 - 9.00 h

Opening

 

9.00 - 11.05 hSession 1: Biophysics I
9.00 - 9.30 hU.B. Kaupp (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
How to attract sperm
9.30 - 10.00 hM.-C. Bellissent-Funel (Saclay, France)
Role of hydration water on protein dynamics
10.00 - 10.30 hJ. Käs (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
Polymers in Cells - A journey from fundamental plymer science to cancer diagnosis and nerve repair
10.30 - 11.10 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.10 - 13.05 hSession 2: Colloids I
11.10 - 11.55 hA. Yodh (Univ. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Polymers in rod solutions and rods in polymer solutions
11.55 - 12.25 hS. Dietrich (MPI Stuttgart, Germany)
Entropic forces
12.25 - 12.45 hR. Eichhorn
Colloidal particles exhibiting absolute negative mobility
12.45 - 13.05 hD. Derks (Univ. Utrecht, Netherlands)
Real space study of concentrated colloidal suspensions in a steady shear field
13.05 - 14.30 h

Lunch

 

14.30 - 16.35 hSession 3: Polymers I
14.30 - 15.15 hK. Kremer (MPI fuer Polymerforschung Mainz, Germany)
Polymer Melts and Networks: The Polymer Entanglement Concept Revisited
15.15 - 15.45 hW. Paul (Univ. Mainz, Germany)
The glassy slowing down in 1,4-polybutadiene melts : Results from chemically realistic molecular dynamics simulations
15.45 - 16.15 hA. Arbe (Univ. of the Basque Country, Spain)
Intermediate-scale dynamics in glass forming polymers : results from coherent and incoherent quasielastic neutron scattering
16.15 - 16.35 hF. Schmid (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany)
Field-theoretic Monte Carlo study of fluctuations in polymer blends
16.35 - 18.35 h

Postersession /Coffee/Tea Break

 

19.00 - 20.30 h

Dinner

 

Thursday, 20 november
8.30 - 10.30 h Session 4 : Polymers II
8.30 - 9.00 hE. Frey (Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin, Germany)
The cytoskeleton : A model system for stiff polymer
9.00 - 9.30 hR.G. Winkler (Forschungszentrum Juelich. Germany)
Conformational properties of polyelectrolytes
9.30 - 10.00 hR. Netz (LMU Muenchen, Germany)
Stretching and aligning polymers
10.00 - 10.30 hH. Endo (MPI, Golm)
Block co-polymer additives for calcium carbonate crystallization : SANS investigations by applying contrast variation
10.30 - 11.00 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.00 - 13.05 hSession 5: Biophysics II
11.00 - 11.45 hE. Sackmann (TU Muenchen, Germany)
Osmotic Force in Magnetic Bead Microrheometry
11.45 - 12.15 hJ.-P. Hansen (Univ. Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Ion channels through membranes : intermittency, gating and ion transport
12.15 - 12.45 hJ.-F. Joanny (Institut Curie, Paris, France) Soft Listeria : actin based motility of oil droplets
12.45 - 13.05 hP. Lenz (Univ. Marburg, Germany)
Membranes with rotating motors
13.05 - 14.30 h

Lunchbreak

 

14.30 - 16.30 h

Postersession II /Coffee/Tea

 

16.30-18.45 hSession 6: Colloids II
16.30 - 17.15 hD. Pine (UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA)
Colloidal molecules
17.15 - 17.45 hD. Vlassopoulos (FORTH, Heraklion, Greece)
Vitrification phenomena in colloidal star systems
17.45 - 18.15 hW. Kegel (Univ. Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dynamics, aging and behaviour near walls of glassy colloidal hard spheres
18.15 - 18.45 hH. Tanaka (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Viscoelastic phase separation of colloidal suspensions
19.30 - 23.00 hConference Dinner
Friday, 21 november
9.00 - 10.30 h Session 7: Self Assembly
9.00 - 9.30 hG. Krausch (Univ. Bayreuth, Germany)
Complex Formation between Macromolecules: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Data from Single Molecule Experiments
9.30 - 9.50 hWennerstroem (Univ. Lund, Sweden)
Dynamics of colloidal self assembly
9.50 - 10.10 hH. Kleinert
Membrane pressure between walls, and polymer end-to-end distributions
10.10 - 10.30 hI. Erukhimovich (Univ. Moscow, Russia)
Thermoreversible association in homopolymer blends and molten block copolymers : Global phase behaviour and small-angle scattering enhancement
10.30 - 11.00 h

Coffee/Tea Break

 

11.00 - 13.05 h Session 8: Rheology
11.00 - 11.45 hR. Prud'homme (Univ. Princeton, USA)
Interactions between hydrophobically modified polymers and surfactant mesophases : structure and dynamics
11.45 - 12.15 hG. Heinrich (Institute fuer Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany)
Dynamic-mechanical properties of filled elastomers and the physics of the Payne-effect
12.15 - 12.45 hC. Ligoure (Univ. Montpellier, France)
Hairy wormlike micelles : an experimental model to adress the role of polydispersity and connections in the viscoelastic properties of polymer solutions
12.45 - 13.05 hA. Likhtman (Univ. Leeds, United Kingdom)
First passage problems in polymers
13.05 - 13.10 hClosing
13.15 - 14.30 hLunch
14.30 hDeparture

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