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Jülich Soft Matter Days 2014

11-14 November 2014

Seminaris Hotel, Bad Honnef, Germany


Photos and Best Poster Prizes at JSMD 2014

Preistraeger_jpgThe winners of the poster prizes at Jülich Soft Matter Days 2014. From left: Yuka Nakamura, Arash Azari, Hang Zhang and Kathrin Müller.
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Nature Prizes

1. Hang Zhang: Nature Physics Poster Prize

Dynamic morphing of colloidal microgel

2. Yuka Nakamura: Nature Physics Poster Prize

Effects of solvation structure on a large-particle diffusion

Forschungszentrum Jülich Prizes

1. Arash Azari: Forschungszentrum Soft Matter Prize

Entropic competition in polymeric systems under geometrical confinement

2. Kathrin Müller: Forschungszentrum Soft Matter Prize

The behaviour of von Willebrand factor in bloodflow

Selected photos from the workshop



Soft Matter Science has emerged in recent years as an independent and interdisciplinary research field, bringing together scientists from condensed matter physics, macromolecular and physical chemistry, and molecular and cell biology. The systems investigated in this field include colloidal dispersions, polymer solutions, mixtures and melts, block copolymers, binary and ternary amphiphilic systems (microemulsions), membranes, vesicles and biological macromolecules, and active systems such as synthetic and biological microswimmers. While many of these systems have already been investigated for a long period of time, only recently have their common features and interactions come into focus.

These highly complex materials are characterized by structural units with typical length scales ranging from nanometers to micrometers. The experimental and theoretical investigations involved, as well as the understanding of the properties of these materials pose enormous challenges due to their high complexity, the large number of cooperative degrees of freedom, and the large range of relevant length, time and energy scales.

Therefore, we are organizing the workshop

Jülich Soft Matter Days 2014

on the physics and chemistry of mesoscopically structured systems. We hope that this workshop will provide a forum to share and discuss the latest advances for all active researchers in this field.

We intend to focus on:

- Biopolymers

- Biosystems

- Colloids

- Functional Polymers

- Polymer Nanocomposites

- Microswimmers





Workshop Secretary

Marie Göcking 


Tel: +49 2461 61-2292

Fax: +49 2461 61-8192 


Email: jsmdays@fz-juelich.de