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Meetings for year 2009

Monday 5 Jan 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Christmas Break

Friday 9 Jan 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Rate Dependence and Role of Disorder in Linearly Sheared Two-Dimensional Foams

Authors: Gijs Katgert, Matthias E. Möbius, and Martin van Hecke

Speaker: Rut Besseling

Monday 12 Jan 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Condensed phases of paramagnetic colloids

Jure Dobnikar (Jozef Stefan Institute, Department for Theoretical Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia and University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK)

Friday 16 Jan 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Friday 23 Jan 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

A purple acidophilic di-ferric DNA ligase from Ferroplasma

Authors: M. Ferrer, O.V. Golyshina, A. Beloqui, L.H. Böttger, J.M. Andreu, J. Polaina, A.L. De Lacey, A.X. Trautwein, K.N. Timmis, and P.N. Golyshin

Speaker: Caroline Miles

Friday 30 Jan 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Direct visualization of the real time swelling and collapse of a poly(methacrylic acid) brush using atomic force microscopy

Authors: A.J. Parnell, S.J. Martin, R.A.L. Jones, C. Vasilev, C. J. Crook and A.J. Ryan

Speaker: Alastair Mailer

Friday 6 Feb 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Simple Quantitative Model for the Reversible Association of DNA Coated Colloids

Authors: Rémi Dreyfus, M.E. Leunissen, R. Sha, A.V. Tkachenko, N.C. Seeman, D.J. Pine, and P.M. Chaikin

Speaker: Eduardo Sanz

Friday 13 Feb 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Job Thijssen

Monday 16 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Flow and Jamming of 2D foams

Gijs Katgert (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Friday 20 Feb 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Larger Islands House More Bacterial Taxa

Authors: T. Bell, D. Ager, Ji-Inn Song, J.A. Newman, I.P. Thompson, A.K. Lilley, C.J. van der Gast.

Speaker: Jana Schwarz-Linek

Monday 23 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Complex Fluids Characterization Through Expert System & High Frequency Rheometry

Samiul Amin (Malvern Instruments Limited)

Friday 27 Feb 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Laurence Wilson

Monday 2 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: No Seminar

Friday 6 Mar 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Biodegradable luminescent porous silicon nanoparticles for in vivo applications

Cooperation and conflict in quorum-sensing bacterial populations

Authors:

J.-H. Park, L. Gu, G. von Maltzahn, E. Ruoslahti, S.N. Bhatia and M.J. Sailor

S.P. Diggle, A.S. Griffin, G.S. Campbell and S.A. West

Speaker: Chantal Valeriani

Friday 13 Mar 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Microrheology of a sticking transition

Authors: P. Sharma, S. Ghosh and S. Bhattacharya

Speaker: Wilson Poon

Monday 16 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Critical Behaviour of Colloidal Interfaces Probed by Gravity

Dirk Aarts (University of Oxford)

Friday 27 Mar 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Extinction of an infectious disease: A large fluctuation in a nonequilibrium system

Authors: Alex Kamenev and Baruch Meerson

Speaker: Alasdair Thompson

Friday 3 Apr 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Andrew Harrison

Friday 10 Apr 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

None - Good Friday

Monday 13 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: No Seminar

Friday 17 Apr 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

None - Easter break

Monday 20 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: No Seminar

Friday 24 Apr 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Alexander Morozov

Monday 27 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

To be confirmed

Job Thijssen

Friday 1 May 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Friday 8 May 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Cait MacPhee

Friday 15 May 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Jochen Arlt

Monday 18 May 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: No Seminar

Friday 22 May 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Oliver Henrich

Monday 25 May 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

To be confirmed

Toni Collis

Friday 29 May 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Paolo Visco

Friday 5 Jun 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Davide Marenduzzo

Friday 12 Jun 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Nhan Pham

Friday 19 Jun 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Richard Blythe

Thursday 25 Jun 09 - 10:15am

Theory Club

Statistics and data fitting, why should you care?

Lawrence Mitchell

Thursday 30 Jul 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Strong Mobility in Weakly Disordered Systems

Eli Ben-Naim (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Thursday 10 Sep 09 - 2:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Particle Stabilised Emulsions with Hydrophobic Additives

Paul FitzGerald (University of Sydney, Australia)

Tuesday 22 Sep 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Interfacial water structure, peptide adsorption and ion-specificity

Roland Netz (Technical University Munich)

Monday 28 Sep 09 - 2:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Investigations of the coalescence of emulsion droplets with microfluidics

Nicolas Bremond (Laboratoire Colloides et Materiaux Divises,ESPCI,Paris)

Monday 5 Oct 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Game theory, chaos and noise

Tobias Galla (University of Manchester)

Friday 9 Oct 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Osmotic Propulsion: The Osmotic Motor

Authors: U. M. Córdova-Figueroa and J. F. Brady

Speaker: Tiffany Wood

Friday 9 Oct 09 - 2:00pm

Theory Club

Transition State Theory

Chantal Valeriani

Friday 16 Oct 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Statistical mechanics and hydrodynamics of bacterial suspensions

Authors: A. Baskaran and M. C. Marchetti

Speaker: Davide Marenduzzo

Friday 16 Oct 09 - 3:00pm

Theory Club

Disordered driven lattice gases

Philip Greulich

Friday 30 Oct 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Crystal Nucleation in a Supercooled Liquid with Glassy Dynamics

Authors: I. Saika-Voivod, R. K. Bowles and P.H. Poole

Speaker: Eduardo Sanz

Friday 30 Oct 09 - 2:00pm

Theory Club

Random matrix theory in financial physics

Bartlomiej Waclaw

Friday 6 Nov 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Yield Stress and Shear Banding in Granular Suspensions

Authors: A. Fall, F. Bertrand, G. Ovarlez and D. Bonn

Speaker: Rut Besseling

Monday 9 Nov 09 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Localization of maximal entropy random walk

Bartlomiej Waclaw

Friday 13 Nov 09 - 2:00pm

Theory Club

Simulating systems with absorbing state transitions

Conrad Barrett-Freeman

Friday 4 Dec 09 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Chiral colloidal clusters

Authors: D. Zerrouki, J. Baudry, D. Pine, P. Chaikin and J. Bibette

Speaker: Chantal Valeriani