COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR LIQUID CRYSTALS

AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS

 

A CECAM Workshop

 

Erice (TP) July 13-18, 2002

 

 

Directors: Mike Allen, Paolo Pasini, Claudio Zannoni

 

July 13

 

Afternoon: Arrival

 

21.15: Welcome Reception at the Marsala Lecture Hall (S. Rocco)

 

July 14

Dirac Lecture Hall (S. Domenico)

8.45 9.00

M. Allen

P. Pasini

C. Zannoni

Welcome

 

Colloids and Polymers I

 

9.00 10.00

G.J. Vroege

Liquid-crystal phase transitions in suspensions of plate-like particles

10.00 11.00

P.L. Taylor

Simulation studies of solvent diffusion and the glass transition in polymers

11.00 11.30

 

Coffee Break

11.30 12.30

B. Duenweg

Hydrodynamic Screening in Semidilute Polymer Solutions: A Computer Simulation Study

 

 

 

Lunch Break

Liquid Crystals I

 

16.00 17.00

L. Rull

Computer simulation of liquid crystal interface.

17.00 18.00

S. Zumer

Simulations and modelling of defect dynamics in nematics

18.00 19.00

J. P. Ryckaert

Phase diagram of discotic liquid crystals in bulk and in confined geometry

 

July 15

Dirac Lecture Hall (S. Domenico)

Liquid Crystals II

 

8.30 9.30

C. Zannoni

Computer simulations of real and virtual liquid crystals

9.30 10.30

D.J. Photinos

Molecular Simulations of the Liquid Crystalline Phases of Fan-Shaped Molecules

10.30 11.00

 

Coffee Break

11.00 12.00

M. Glaser

Atomistic simulation of smectics

12.00 13.00

M. Wilson

Simulation of LC polymers and dendrimers

 

 

 

Lunch Break

Contributed papers and Poster Session

 

16.00 19.00

 

 

 

July 16

Dirac Lecture Hall (S. Domenico)

Colloids and Polymer II

 

8.30 9.30

G.J. Vroege

Liquid-Crystalline Phase Behavior of a Colloidal Rod-Plate Mixture

9.30 10.30

C. Caccamo

Liquid-vapor and liquid-solid coexistence in a DLVO potential modelization of globular protein solutions

10.30 11.00

 

Coffee Break

11.00 12.00

A. Louis

Coarse graining polymers as soft colloids

12.00 13.00

H. Loewen

From basic interactions to phase diagrams: solutions of rod-like biomolecules

 

 

 

Lunch Break

 

 

 

Half-day excursion

 

July 17

Dirac Lecture Hall (S. Domenico)

Liquid Crystals III

 

8.30 9.30

S. Hess

Phase behavior and structure of model liquid crystals and of fluids of Janus particles

9.30 10.30

M. P. Allen

Simulation and theory of inhomogeneous liquid crystals

10.30 11.00

 

Coffee Break

11.00 12.00

G. Jackson

Theory and Simulation Studies of the Elusive Polar and Biaxial Phases.

12.00 13.00

R. Berardi

A Monte Carlo study of the chiral columnar organisations of chiral discotic mesogens

 

 

 

Lunch Break

Colloids and Polymers III

 

15.00 16.00

M. Mueller

Wetting of polymer solutions: Monte Carlo Simulations and Self- Consistent Field theory

16.00 17.00

M. Ferrario

Potential of mean force in dimeric proteins: an MD simulation with constraints

17.00 17.15

 

Coffee Break

17.15 18.15

F. Schmid

Liquid Crystals at surfaces

20.30 24.00

 

 

SOCIAL DINNER