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Meetings for year 2010

Friday 22 Jan 10 - 11:30am

Equivalence of Glass Transition and Colloidal Glass Transition in the Hard-Sphere Limit

Authors: N. Xu, T.K. Haxton, A.J. Liu, and S.R. Nagel

Speaker: Richard Blythe

Friday 29 Jan 10 - 11:30am

Supersonic Air Flow due to Solid-Liquid Impact

Authors: S. Gekle, I.R. Peters, J.M. Gordillo, D. van der Meer, and D. Lohse

Speaker: Alasdair Thompson

Friday 5 Feb 10 - 11:30am

Delocalization transition for the Google matrix

Authors: O. Giraud, B. Georgeot, and D.L. Shepelyansky

Speaker: Arno Proeme

Friday 19 Feb 10 - 11:30am

Flow visualization and flow cytometry with holographic video microscopy

Authors: F.C. Cheong, B. Sun, R. Dreyfus, J. Amato-Grill, K. Xiao, L. Dixon & D.G. Grier

Speaker: Jochen Arlt

Friday 5 Mar 10 - 11:30am

Magneto-Optical Biosensing Platform Based on Light Scattering from Self-Assembled Chains of Functionalized Rotating Magnetic Beads

Authors: S.Y. Park, H. Handa and A. Sandhu

Speaker: Alastair Mailer

Friday 19 Mar 10 - 11:30am

Accumulation of Microswimmers near a Surface Mediated by Collision and Rotational Brownian Motion

Authors: G. Li and J.X. Tang

Speaker: Laurence Wilson

Friday 26 Mar 10 - 11:30am

Soft colloids make strong glasses

Authors: J. Mattsson, H.M. Wyss, A. Fernandez-Nieves, K. Miyazaki, Z. Hu, D.R. Reichman and David A. Weitz

Speaker: Andy Schofield

Friday 2 Apr 10 - 11:30am

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Friday 9 Apr 10 - 11:30am

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Friday 16 Apr 10 - 11:30am

Nanoconfinement controls stiffness, strength and mechanical toughness of beta-sheet crystals in silk

Authors: S. Keten, Z. Xu, B. Ihle and M.J. Buehler

Speaker: Bengt Tegner

Friday 7 May 10 - 11:30am

A bacterial ratchet motor

Swimming bacteria power microscopic gears


R. Di Leonardo, L. Angelani, G. Ruocco, V. Iebba, M.P. Conte, S. Schippa, F. De Angelis, F. Mecarini, E. Di Fabrizio;

A. Sokolova, M.M. Apodacac, B.A. Grzybowskic, and I.S. Aransona.

Speaker: Julien Tailleur

Friday 14 May 10 - 11:30am

Large-Scale Collective Properties of Self-Propelled Rods

Authors: F. Ginelli, F. Peruani, M. Bär, and H. Chaté

Speaker: Martin Evans

Friday 21 May 10 - 11:30am

Arrested phase separation of colloidal rod–sphere mixtures

Authors: N. Yasarawan and J.S. van Duijneveldt

Speaker: Joe Tavacoli

Friday 4 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Quasi-two-dimensional diffusion of single ellipsoids: aspect ratio and confinement effects

Authors: Y. Han, A. Alsayed, M. Nobili and A. G. Yodh

Speaker: Mathias Reufer

Friday 11 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Compositional ripening of particle- and surfactant-stabilised emulsions: a comparison

Authors: B.P. Binks, P.D.I. Fletcher, B.L. Holt, O.Kuca, P. Beaussoubre and K. Wong

Speaker: Job Thijssen

Friday 18 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Localized soft modes and the supercooled liquid's irreversible passage through its configuration space

Authors: A.Widmer-Cooper, H. Perry, P. Harrowell and D.R. Reichman

Speaker: Eduardo Sanz

Friday 25 Jun 10 - 11:30am

Second Order Catalytic Quasispecies Yields Discontinuous Mean Fitness at Error Threshold

Authors: N. Wagner, E. Tannenbaum and G. Ashkenasy

Speaker: Bartlomiej Waclaw

Friday 2 Jul 10 - 11:30am

No meeting: no speaker

Friday 9 Jul 10 - 11:30am

Chemoresponsive assemblies of microparticles at liquid crystalline interfaces

Authors: G.M. Koening, Jr., I. Lin and N.L. Abbott

Speaker: Juho Lintuvuori

Friday 24 Sep 10 - 11:30am

Crystallization of Deformable Spherical Colloids

Authors: Vera M. O. Batista and Mark A. Miller

Speaker: Job Thijssen

Friday 1 Oct 10 - 11:30am

vibrations and stabilization of the beta phase in Ni-Ti shape-memory alloy

Authors: Petros Souvatzis, Dominik Legut, Olle Eriksson, and Mikhail I. Katsnelson

Speaker: Bengt Tegner

Friday 15 Oct 10 - 11:30am

Crystalline Phases of Polydisperse Spheres

Authors: Peter Sollich and Nigel B. Wilding

Speaker: Siobhan Liddle

Friday 15 Oct 10 - 11:30am

Nanoparticle-induced widening of the temperature range of liquid-crystalline blue phases

Authors: Eva Karatairi, Brigita Rozic, Zdravko Kutnjak, Vassilios Tzitzios, George Nounesis, George Cordoyiannis, Jan Thoen and Christ Glorieux

Speaker: Anne Claire Pawsey

Friday 22 Oct 10 - 11:30am

To be confirmed

Vincent Martinez

Friday 29 Oct 10 - 11:30am

Dislocation processes in the deformation of nanocrystalline aluminium by molecular-dynamics simulation

Authors: V. Yamakov, D. Wolf, S.R. Phillpot, A.K. Mukherjee AND H. Gleiter

Speaker: Con Healy

Friday 5 Nov 10 - 11:30am

(1) Centrifugal compression of soft particle packings: Theory and experiment. (2) Microfluidic Rheology of Soft Colloids above and below Jamming.

Authors: (1) K. N. Nordstrom, Verneuil, W. G. Ellenbroek, T. C. Lubensky, Gollub, and D. J. Durian. (2) K. N. Nordstrom, E. Verneuil, P. E. Arratia, A. Basu, Z. Zhang, A. G. Yodh, J. P. Gollub, and D. J. Durian.

Speaker: Gijs Katgert

Friday 12 Nov 10 - 11:30am

Enhanced diffusion due to active swimmers at solid surfaces

Vincent Martinez

Friday 19 Nov 10 - 11:30am

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Composite Nanochannels as Nanopumps Driven by Symmetric Temperature Gradients

Authors: Chong Liu and Zhigang Li

Speaker: Tom Lion

Friday 26 Nov 10 - 11:30am

A spacetime cloak, or a history editor

Authors: M.W. McCall, A. Favaro, P. Kinsler and A. Boardman

Speaker: Kym Eden-Jones

Friday 3 Dec 10 - 11:30am

Evolutionary Game Theory in Growing Populations

Authors: Anna Melbinger, Jonas Cremer, and Erwin Frey

Speaker: Dominic Russell

Friday 10 Dec 10 - 11:30am

Simple Theory of Protein Folding Kinetics

Authors: Vijay S. Pande

Speaker: Katrin Wolff

Friday 17 Dec 10 - 11:30am

Undulation instabilities in the meniscus of smectic membranes

Authors: J. C. Loudet, P. V. Dolganov, P. Patricio, H. Saadaoui, P. Cluzeau

Speaker: Paul Clegg