Our Ph.D student Anjali Sharma was featured on FNR's Spotlight on Young Researchers blog!
Anjali works on forming liquid crystal shells and she works on trying to stabilize them using different surfactants and polymers.
Anjali and the team (Jampani, Nikolay and Jan from our group) + others from Prof. Ralf Stannarius's group in Magdeburg, Germany, observed LC shell behavior in a micro gravity environment made possible through several parabolic flights initiated in a plane provided by the German Aerospace Center (DLR
Read about & see her experience here on the FNR's site: Spotlight on Young Researchers: Anjali Sharma
Anjali’s PhD is funded by the FNR’s PRIDE programme in the framework of the Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) MASSENA, which has the goal to improve the understanding and the performance of materials used in sensing and energy harvesting
On May 10-12, 2017, the Experimental Soft Matter Physics Group and the Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Group (headed by Prof. Tanja Schilling) are organizing Twisted
, a focused conference on the physics, chemistry and applications of cholesteric lyotropic liquid crystals developing in colloidal suspensions of chiral nanorods. The conference is motivated by the rapidly growing interest in liquid crystals formed by nanocrystals of cellulose or chitin, filamentous viruses, carbon nanotubes and similar rod-like nanoparticles. We are proud to announce that we are bringing some of the world's leading researchers in the field to Luxembourg for this two-day meeting, which will give an excellent view of the state of the art of research in the field. You can read more about the conference on its website
. Click here to download the conference flyer
In connection to the German Liquid Crystal Conference in Stuttgart we took the opportunity to organize a reunion of the Halle group, with Giusy and JungHyun as "honorary guests". From left to right: Eva (now in Stuttgart), Giusy, Jan, Martin (now in Würzburg), Stefan (now in Leipzig), Sarah (now in Magdeburg) and JungHyun. Hsin-Ling should have been there as well but a train accident in London prevented her from catching her flight, so in the end she could only join us via Skype.
For the first time in several years, the Bandol Summer School on Liquid Crystals took place again in the end of September - beginning of October. Jan was one of the teachers and JungHyun and Zory took part as students. We had a great time with a curious and imaginative group of students (and teachers), making the school as nice an experience as it was during previous years.
The videos of the talks at TEDxSNUSuwon
(organized by a team comprising Jan and YooMee from the SNM group) are now on-line. You can for instance watch the talk on wearable technology by our collaborator Prof. Younghui Kim of Hongik University (the picture is from this talk).
On Saturday 16th of November 2013 the GSCST and AICT will be hosting the first Korean TEDx event targeted towards an international audience: TEDxSNUSuwon. All talks will be delivered in English and the web site will be translated to multiple languages (at the time of writing this, English, German, Swedish and Finnish are active, the other languages will be added soon). The theme of the event is “Convergence” and we will have an awesome line-up of scientists, artists and performers active in Korea. Check out the web site
for more information, and become a fan of the TEDxSNUSuwon Facebook page