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Meetings for year 2003

Monday 13 Jan 03 - 1:00pm

Simulating shear flow: Leave it to chance?

R. M. L. Evans (Dpt of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Thursday 23 Jan 03 - 1:00pm

Dynamical properties of wormlike micelles

J. Candau (Laboratoire de dynamique des fluides complexes, Universit Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France)

Monday 27 Jan 03 - 1:00pm

Flow and Slip of Pastes

S. Meeker (Laboratoire matire molle et chimie, ESPCI, Paris, France)

Monday 3 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Recent Experiments on Binary Colloidal Crystals

A. Schofield

Monday 10 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Percolation and phase separation in a fluid of sticky spheres

M. Miller (FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Monday 17 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Protein crystallization in lipid cubic phase

S. Tanaka

Monday 3 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

Phase Separation in Mixed Lipid Membranes

P. Beales

Monday 10 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

The physics of the complex mixture inside E. coli

R. Sear (Department of Physics, University of Surrey)

Tuesday 11 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

Systematics of the nonmetal-metal transition in highly compressed low-Z fluids at extreme conditions

B. Nellis (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Monday 17 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

When Hard Spheres Get Soft

H. Sedgwick

Monday 31 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

Kinetics of Micelle Formation

A. Salonen

Tuesday 15 Apr 03 - 1:00pm

Screening phenomena in macroion suspensions

E. Trizac (Laboratoire de Physique Thorique, Universit Paris Sud)

Monday 28 Apr 03 - 1:00pm

Supercoiled DNA

S. Egelhaaf

Monday 5 May 03 - 1:00pm

Local perturbations of colloidal suspensions

P. Habdas (Department of Physics, Emory University (Atlanta, USA))

Monday 12 May 03 - 1:00pm

Electronic structure theory: Tight-binding models and phase transformations

R. C. Albers (Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA))

Monday 26 May 03 - 1:00pm

Epidemic processes with immunization

A. Jimenez-Dalmaroni (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)

Tuesday 3 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Viscoelasticity and Structural Aging in Colloidal Gels

Maria Kilfoil (Harvard University)

Monday 9 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

2D evaporation: a controlled environment

F. Clement

Monday 16 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Simple Molecules Ain't So Simple

S. Bates

Monday 23 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

If at first you don't succeed - add more dimensions

M. McMahon

Monday 30 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Experiments on jamming in colloids

M. Haw

Monday 18 Aug 03 - 1:00pm

Shock formation in driven flows

M. Evans

Monday 1 Sep 03 - 1:00pm

Flow instabilities and shear banding in complex fluids

Suzanne Fielding

Monday 29 Sep 03 - 1:00pm

The Polymerisation Motor

H. Sedgwick

Monday 6 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

Modelling granular avalanches

A. Aradian

Monday 13 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

The Hydrophobic Interaction

D. Fairhurst

Monday 27 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

Quantum versions of random walks for quantum computing

V. Kendon (Imperial College London)

Monday 3 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Topological Gel

Kohzo Ito (University of Tokyo)

Monday 10 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Analysing Structure in (almost) Colloidal Sediments

M. Jenkins

Monday 24 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Soggy Matter Physics

M. Robertson

Monday 8 Dec 03 - 1:00pm

Bridges and arches - extended structures in particulate deposits

G. Barker (Institute of Food Research (Norwich))

Monday 15 Dec 03 - 1:00pm

Shake, Rattle and Roll

M. Siddick