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Meetings for year 2008

Monday 21 Jan 08 - 1:00pm

Cytoplasmic streaming: Helical shear flows in giant algal cells and their implications for molecular transport

Jan Willem van de Meent (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)

Monday 4 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

Laser manipulation and transfer of angular momentum in liquid crystal systems

Helen Gleeson (University of Manchester)

Monday 11 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

Slip of glassy hard-sphere colloidal suspensions

Pierre Ballesta

Monday 18 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

The Bijel in Real Life

Kathryn White

Monday 3 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 10 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Wednesday 26 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

Computer simulations of microrheology in dense colloidal systems

Antonio M. Puertas (University of Almeria)

Monday 31 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

Probing nanoscale structure and dynamics of soft matter by synchrotron X-ray scattering

Theyencheri Narayanan (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble)

Monday 14 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

Crystal nucleation in ionic and covalent systems

Chantal Valeriani

Monday 21 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Spring Holiday

Monday 28 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

Time dependent quantum transport and nuclear motion

Claudio Verdozzi (Lund University)

Monday 5 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 12 May 08 - 1:00pm

Altruism: a bluffer's guide

Lawrence Mitchell

Monday 19 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Victoria Day

Monday 26 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 2 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

Direct simulation of rare events following Darwin

Julien Tailleur

Monday 9 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

Sickle hemoglobin fibers - self assembly, interactions, growth and depolymerisation

Matthew Turner (University of Warwick)

Monday 16 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 23 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 30 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

Microfluidic devices: surface modification and analysis

Sally McArthur (University of Sheffield)

Monday 7 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 14 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Andrew Harrison

Monday 21 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Tom Adams

Monday 28 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 4 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Bank Holiday

Monday 11 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

Bacterial motility in polymer solutions

Wilson Poon

Monday 18 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Martin Li

Monday 25 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 8 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

The Physics of DNA in Bacteriophages

Davide Marenduzzo

Monday 15 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Edinburgh Autumn Holiday

Friday 19 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

A Dynamical Systems Perspective on Phase Separation

Juergen Vollmer (MPI Dynamics & Self-Organization, Goettingen)

Monday 22 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

Hopping particles on a growing lattice

Kate Sugden

Monday 29 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

Purely-elastic flow instabilities

Rob Poole (University of Liverpool)

Monday 6 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

The Statistical Mechanics of Word Learning

Richard Blythe

Monday 13 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

Orbital ordering, reduced dimensionality and spin gap in correlated oxides

Daniel Khomskii (University of Cologne)

Monday 20 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

Advanced optical microscopy techniques

Jochen Arlt

Monday 3 Nov 08 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Liquids, Crystals, and Glasses

Eric Weeks

Monday 24 Nov 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

No seminar

Monday 1 Dec 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Toni Collins