SMS scnews item created by Daniel Hauer at Mon 14 Nov 2016 1737
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 14 Nov 2016 1753
Distribution: World
Expiry: 6 Jan 2017
Calendar1: 6 Jan 2017 1100-1200
CalLoc1: Room 6-210 at University of Wollongong
CalTitle1: The mathematics of liquid crystals
Auth: dhauer@p635m.pc (assumed)

Colloquium at University of Wollongong: Professor Sir John Ball (University of Oxford) -- The mathematics of liquid crystals

Dear friends and colleagues, 

I have the please to announce the colloquium talk on Friday, 6 January 2017 at the
University of Wollongong in room 6-210 given by Professor Sir John Ball (University of
Oxford) on 

 "THE MATHEMATICS OF LIQUID CRYSTALS" 

Abstract 

Liquid crystals are nonlinear fluids whose constituent molecules have orientational, and
possibly some positional, order.  They are used in a wide range of applications
including computer screens, televisions, instrument panels and signage.  The lecture
will review the main mathematical theories of liquid crystals, and some challenges
involved in the description of liquid crystal defects.


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