Bandol Summer School on Liquid Crystals 2018
Here are some photos collected from previous summer schools. It took place every year from 2006-2009 and since 2014 it is planned to take place every second year. The next school will be end of September 2018.
First, here are some pictures from lectures, lab sessions, breaks and the evening discussion sessions on the terrace.
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Sven discusses why stiff rods can form nematic phases.
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Daniel explains the Michel-Lévy chart.
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Giusy introduces lyotropic liquid crystals.
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Jan begins the lecture on liquid crystal elastomers.
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JungHyun and Iris learning texture identification from Daniel.
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Per teaching electrooptic switching studies of liquid crystals.
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Learning computer simulation of liquid crystals from Frank and Stefan on the terrace.
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The lunches at the beach offer a well needed break in a tight schedule, as well as an opportunity to discuss between teachers and students.
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The lunches at the beach offer a well needed break in a tight schedule, as well as an opportunity to discuss between teachers and students.
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During shorter breaks between lectures the ping-pong table gets the blood flow going.
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Each day ends with a 30-minute long common session on the terrace, where any questions can be brought up for discussion.
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And after a long day of learning, finally everyone can enjoy the sunset over the sea.
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Liquid crystal textures are not the only beautiful things to see at this summer school.
Here are the group photos from each year the school took place.
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The first Bandol Summer School, 2006
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Bandol Summer School 2007
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Bandol Summer school 2008
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Bandol Summer school 2009
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Bandol Summer school 2014
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Bandol Summer school 2016