Advanced School on Theories and
Applications of Liquid Crystals

Naples, September 3rd-7th 2018






The School aims at providing carefully crafted overviews of the very interdisciplinary character of the topic, ranging from mathematics right up chemistry and industrial applications. The School is addressed to doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and academics interested in the use of continuum mechanics to model, analyse and understand the physics and mechanics of liquid crystals, in understanding the chemical structure and the applications to soft matter. 


The school will take place at the UniversitÓ di Napoli Federico II, Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base, P.le Tecchio, Aula Scipione Bobbio, Naples

Lecturers

Luca De Stefano
 Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems IMM

Liquid crystals based biosensors

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Francesco Greco
 
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Soft matter, a case of study: from complex suspensions to liquid crystals

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Nadia Rega
 
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Computational chemistry for structural and spectroscopic characterization

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Luigi Vergori
 UniversitÓ degli Studi di Perugia

Surface free energies for liquid crystalline shells

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Epifanio Virga
 UniversitÓ di Pavia

Introduction to liquid crystals

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Claudio Zannoni
 UniversitÓ di Bologna

Bottom up modelling and computer simulations of liquid crystals

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Time table

Directions
The school will take place at the place at the UniversitÓ di Napoli Federico II, Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base, P.le Tecchio, Aula Scipione Bobbio, Naples.
From the main station Napoli Centrale take the Linea2 in direction Pozzuoli, and stop in Campi Flegrei station.

Registration
There is no registration fee.  Participants are required to register. Please sending an email to LC2018(at)UNINA.IT
For a limited number of young participants, who are interested in presenting a poster, the organization can provide some financial support to cover accommodation and lunches. To apply for financial support, please send a request in the registration email.



Sponsors

Project VATEXMATE, GNFM | Gruppo Nazionale per la Fisica Matematica, Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni "Renato Caccioppoli'', Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base  


CONTACTS:
LC2018(at)UNINA.IT

Organizers:
Marco Barchiesi, Giovanni Scilla, Francesco Solombrino, Bianca Stroffolini (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Luigi Vergori (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Perugia)