• Welcome to ICERM

    The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

  • Welcome to ICERM

    The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

  • Welcome to ICERM

    The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

  • Welcome to ICERM

    The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

This Week at ICERM

Numerical Methods and New Perspectives for Extended Liquid Crystalline Systems
Monday, December 9, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 8:55Registration - ICERM 121 South Main Street, Providence RI 0290311th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45Exotic Defects in Confined Nematic Systems - Apala Majumdar, University of Strathclyde11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Convergent finite element methods in micromagnetics - Michele Ruggeri, TU Wien11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Energy-Minimization, Finite Elements, and Multilevel Methods for Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals - James Adler, Tufts University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborate Space 
4:00 - 4:45Patterns of umbilical defects in liquid crystals guided by topography - Francesca Serra, John Hopkins University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45Three-dimensional solitons in nematic liquid crystals - Maria-Carme Calderer, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Computing multiple solutions of partial differential equations - Patrick Farrell, University of Oxford11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Liquid crystals with carbon nanotubes and graphene- phase transition behaviour and influencing factors - Giusy Scalia, Université du Luxembourg11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45Structure preserving schemes for complex nonlinear systems - Jie Shen, Purdue University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 4:30Poster Session & Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborate Space 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45A blend of stretching and bending in liquid crystal networks - Epifanio Virga, University of Pavia11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Toroidal self-assembly in columnar chromonic liquid crystals - Lidia Mrad, Mount Holyoke College11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Numerical Study for Defects in Nematic Liquid Crystals- A Discrete Energetic Variational Approach - Yiwei Wang, Illinois Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo  
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15TBD - Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborate Space 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45Collective Patterns in Active Liquid Crystal Systems - Qi Wang, University of South Carolina11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Shape Evolution Problems in Liquid Crystals - Timothy Atherton, Tufts University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Understanding the auxetic response in liquid crystal elastomers. - Helen Gleeson, University of Leeds11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15A structure-preserving finite element method for uniaxial nematic liquid crystals - Ricardo Nochetto, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborate Space 
4:00 - 4:45Mechanics of Colloidal Membranes - Thomas Powers, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, December 13, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45The role of free volume in liquid crystal systems - Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State Univesity11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15From viscous to elastic sheets- Dynamics of thin free-standing smectic films - Kirsten Harth, Otto von Guericke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Energy Stable Numerical Approximations for Hydrodynamic Liquid-Crystal Models - Jia Zhao, Utah State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborate Space 

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