Directors: T.J. Sluckin and Claudio Zannoni
PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP
The NATO School on the molecular physics of liquid crystals, organised by G.W. Gray and G.R. Luckhurst in Cambridge in 1977, was the first major international event to focus on this topic. Since that time the subject has grown vigorously. Subject areas w h ich then were just appearing on the scene, such as computer modelling and simulation of anisotropic fluids, have now evolved into subtopics of their own. Others, whose importance was already very clear at the time, like magnetic resonance and synthesis, h ave further enormously expanded and increased in importance.
Over the last quarter century, the work of Geoffrey Luckhurst has marked, stimulated and influenced liquid crystal science. This is particularly true in that important interfacial region which e xists between chemistry and physics, and between theory and experiment, which has come simply to be defined as the Molecular Physics of Liquid Crystals. It thus seems appropriate to celebrate Geoffrey's 60th birthday with this workshop, which aims to trace the evolution of the field over the last two decades, and at the same time to indicate future lines of development.
The programme will include some keynote lectures and a number of oral and poster communications on recent research work.
- Magnetic Resonance
- Statistical Mechanics / Theory
- Computer Simulations
- New Liquid Crystalline Materials
- A preliminary list of
- KEYNOTE SPEAKERS includes:
- G.W.GRAY (United Kingdom), D.J.TILDESLEY (United Kingdom), J.W.EMSLEY (United Kingdom), A.F.MARTINS (Portugal), T.J.SLUCKIN (United Kingdom), K.PRAEFCKE (Germany), C.ZANNONI (Italy).
The Workshop will be held at the Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Maiorana" in Erice, a small town on the island of Sicily in Southern Italy. The centre organises high-level scientific meetings within the framework of a number of schools, each devoted to a particular area. This will be the third meeting organised by the International School of Liquid Crystals, which was established in 1998 under the directorship of C.Zannoni.
D.DUNMUR (Southampton), P.PASINI (Bologna), G.F.PEDULLI (Bologna), T.J.SLUCKIN (Southampton), C.ZANNONI(Bologna).
Those interested in attending the Workshop should apply in writing to:
- Prof. C. Zannoni
- Dipart. di Chimica Fisica e Inorganica, Universita`,
- Viale Risorgimento 4,
- 40136 Bologna
- We suggest that potential participants fill in the enclosed application form and sending it, preferably via e-mail, to Professor Zannoni at: email@example.com
- There is no Conference fee and the cost per person, which includes full board lodging and local transportation from and to Palermo airport (arranged by the School) is US $110 per day.
- Suggested arrival date is Thursday May 6 afternoon, with departure on Sunday May 9.
- Since the number of participants is limited, EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
- Closing date for application: April 15th, 1999.
- T. J. SLUCKIN, C. ZANNONI
- Directors of the Workshop