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Jülich Soft Matter Days 2004

Congrescentrum Rolduc, Kerkrade, NL

16 - 19 November 2004

 

 

The workshop Jülich Soft Matter Days 2004 will be hold at the Congresscentrum Rolduc, in the vicinity of Jülich. The main focus will be on the following topics:

  • Colloids
  • Polymer Dynamics
  • Membranes
  • Biophysics
  • Self-Assembly
  • Complex Fluids

Program Jülich

Tuesday, 16 november
18.00 - 21.00 hRegistration/Welcome Buffet
at the Congrescentrum Rolduc
Wednesday, 17 november
8.35 - 8.40 h Opening
8.40 - 11.00 h Session : Colloids
8.40 - 9.10 hJ. Vermant (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Alignment and Orientation Effects of Particles Suspended in Viscoelastic Fluids
9.10 - 9.40 hP.B. Warren (Unilever Research, Wirral, United Kingdom)
Complexation and phase behavior of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes and macroions: application to polymer / surfactant mixtures
9.40 - 10.10 hG. Petekidis (FORTH, Heraklion, Greece)
Colloidal Glasses of Soft and Hard particles under Shear
10.10 - 10.40 hS. Egelhaaf (University of Edinburgh)
Colloidal Gels Under Shear
10.40 - 11.00 hK. Kroy (Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin, Germany)
Shear-driven flocculation of sticky spheres : cross-over from kinetic aggregation to anisotropic percolation
11.00 - 11.40 hCoffee/Tea Break
11.40 - 13.00 hSession : Self Assembly
11.40 - 12.10 hL. Leibler (ESPCI-CNRS, Paris, France)
Nanostructured and supramolecular plastics
12.10 - 12.40 hB. Stühn (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
Domain structure and dielectric relaxation in LC/I block copolymers
12.40 - 13.00 hA. Zvelindovsky (University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK)
Self-assembly pathways of complex polymeric vesicles
13.00 - 14.30 hLunch
14.30 - 16.20 hSession : Membranes and Surfaces I
14.30 - 15.00 hR. Lipowsky (MPI Golm, Germany)
The Morphology of Fluid Surfaces
15.00 - 15.30 hP. Bassereau (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
New results on non-equilibrium membranes: Experiments
15.30 - 16.00 hJ. Prost (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
New results on non-equilibrium membranes: Theory
16.00 - 16.20 hR. Merkel (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Forces during cell adhesion and cell locomotion
16.20 - 18.30 hPostersession   &   Coffee/Tea Break
19.00 - 20.30 hDinner
Thursday, 18 november
8.30 - 10.30 h Session : Complex fluids I
8.30 - 9.00 hN. Wagner (University of Delaware, USA)
The Rheology of Anisometric Particle Dispersions & "Liquid Armor"
9.00 - 9.30 hJ. Klein (University of Oxford, United Kingdom & Weizmann Instiute, Israel)
Boundary lubrication under water
9.30 - 10.00 hD.M. Kroll (North Dacota State University, Fargo, USA)
Fluctuating fluid-particle model for non-ideal fluids
10.00 - 10.30 hG. Maitland (Schlumberger Cambridge Research, United Kingdom)
Responsive complex fluids for oilfield applications
10.30 - 11.00 hCoffee/Tea Break
11.00 - 13.10 hSession : Biophysics
11.00 - 11.30 hJ. Curtis (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
A HOT approach to cellular biophysics
11.30 - 12.00 hU. Seifert (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Isothermal non-equilibrium dynamics of biomolecules
12.00 - 12.30 hC.F. Schmidt (Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
One- and two-particle microrheology of semiflexible polymer solutions
12.30 - 12.50 hC. Holm (MPI Mainz, Germany)
Tail induced interactions of nucleosome core particles
12.50 - 13.10 hC. Misbah (Universite Grenoble, France)
The glycocalyx optimally repels blood cells via the hydrodynamic lift force
13.10 - 14.40 hLunch
14.40 - 16.30 hPostersession II   &   Coffee/Tea Break
16.30 - 18.20 hSession : Membranes and surfaces II
16.30 - 17.00 hD. Constantin (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Lipid-peptide interaction in biomimetic membranes: self-assembly, structure and fluctuations
17.00 - 17.30 hM. Schick (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Understanding the fusion of biological membranes; insights from simulation and field theory
17.30 - 18.00 hT. Auth (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Membrane systems with added polymers
18.00 - 18.20 hT. Charitat (CNRS-ULP, Strasbourg, France)
Fluctuations of a single floating lipid bilayer : a specular and off-specular reflectivity study
19.00 - 23.00 hConference Dinner
Friday, 19 november
9.00 - 10.50 h Session : Polymer dynamics
9.00 - 9.30 hT. Lodge (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Predicting the dynamics of miscible polymer blends
9.30 - 10.00 hW. Pyckhout-Hintzen (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
A Quasi-Static Approach of Chain Retraction in Deformed Polymer Melts by SANS
10.00 - 10.30 hA. Likhtman (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
Neutron spin-echo leads to a new model of entanglements
10.30 - 10.50 hA. Arbe (Univ. of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain)
MD-simulations on 1,4-polybutadiene close to the glass transition : evidence for localized jumps
10.50 - 11.20 hCoffee/Tea Break
11.20 - 13.00 h Session : Complex fluids II
11.20 - 11.50 hK. Jacobs (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany)
Thin films of complex fluids: towards a control of flow properties
11.50 - 12.20 hS. Wiegand (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Thermal diffusion: Still a puzzle ?
12.20 - 12.40 hA. Wagner (North Dacota State University, Fargo, USA)
Lattice simulation method for thermally fluctuating fluids
12.40 - 13.00 hT. Araki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Numerical study on dynamics of colloidal dispersions in nematic liquid crystals using fluid particle dynamics
13.00 - 13.05 hClosing
13.15 - 14.30 hLunch
14.30 hDeparture

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