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Past Meetings

Monday 5 Dec 16 - 1:00pm

Title: 'Colloids as a model system for proteins at interfaces'

Rudi Mears (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 21 Nov 16 - 1:00pm

Biophysics of Bacterial Biofilms

Knut Drescher (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany)

Thursday 17 Nov 16 - 1:00pm

Chemotaxis and auto-chemotaxis of self-propelling artificial droplet swimmers

Chenyu Jin (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization, Gottingen, Germany)

Monday 14 Nov 16 - 1:00pm

Active Microtubule Droplets

Alys Jepson (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 24 Oct 16 - 1:00pm

Microfluidic Pumping by Micromolar Salt Concentrations

Joost de Graaf (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 17 Oct 16 - 1:00pm

Topological Patterns in Gel Electrophoresis of DNA Knots

Davide Michieletto (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 10 Oct 16 - 1:00pm

BslA - how does the bacterial raincoat stick together?

Marieke Schor (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 3 Oct 16 - 1:00pm

A simulation perspective on DNA condensation in bacterial and human cells.

Carolina Pereira (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 26 Sep 16 - 1:00pm

Soft meets hard: a microscopic view of the freeze-thaw stability of Pickering emulsions

Katy Dickinson (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 19 Sep 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: End of Summer Break

Tuesday 21 Jun 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Start of Summer Break

Monday 13 Jun 16 - 1:00pm

Adhesion of E. coli to glass surfaces

Teun Vissers (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 6 Jun 16 - 1:00pm

Universal asymptotic clone size distribution for general population growth

Michael Nicholson (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 30 May 16 - 1:00pm

Dynamic shear jamming in dense suspensions

Ivo Peters (University of Southampton)

Monday 23 May 16 - 1:00pm

A Single Nucleotide Resolution Model of Double Stranded DNA

Yair Fossado (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 16 May 16 - 1:00pm

The role of surfactants in chocolate: structural studies at the sucrose/oil interface

Iva Manasi (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 9 May 16 - 1:00pm

Mechanics in Bacterial Colonies

Joshua Williams (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 25 Apr 16 - 1:00pm

Biological evolution in microbial colonies

Bartek Waclaw (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 18 Apr 16 - 1:00pm

What triggers the gravitational collapse of a colloidal gel?

Xuemao Zhou (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 11 Apr 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No speaker

Monday 4 Apr 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: EASTER

Monday 28 Mar 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: EASTER

Thursday 24 Mar 16 - 2:00pm

Shear-induced Rigidity in Athermal Materials

Balbul Chakraborty (Brandeis University)

Monday 21 Mar 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No speaker

Monday 14 Mar 16 - 1:00pm

Kinetic models for intrinsically disordered peptides from molecular dynamics simulations

Bettina Keller (Freie Universitat Berlin)

Monday 7 Mar 16 - 1:00pm

The photophysics of charge generation and separation in an organic photovoltaic blend

Andrew Matheson (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 29 Feb 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No speaker

Monday 22 Feb 16 - 1:00pm

Clustering and Pattern Formation with Chemically Interacting Microswimmers

Benno Liebchen (University of Edinburgh)

Thursday 18 Feb 16 - 11:00pm

Time and relatedness in microbes and humans

Dr Jonathan Birch (London School of Economics)

Monday 8 Feb 16 - 1:00pm

Spatially controlled activity of light-driven E. coli suspensions

Jochen Arlt (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 1 Feb 16 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No speaker

Monday 25 Jan 16 - 1:00pm

Model of antibiotic action on bacterial population growth

Martin Evans (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 18 Jan 16 - 1:00pm

Dynamic behaviours during biofilm development

Munehiro Asally (University of Warwick)

Monday 14 Dec 15 - 1:00pm

Bridging the gap between drop coalescence and interfacial rheology

David Harbottle (University of Leeds)

Monday 7 Dec 15 - 1:00pm

Hard discs: Anomalous statics, anomalous dynamics and a new kind of gearbox

Paddy Royall (University of Bristol)

Monday 30 Nov 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

No Seminar (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 23 Nov 15 - 1:00pm

Directed self-assembly of complex colloidal particles

Daniela Kraft (Leiden University)

Monday 16 Nov 15 - 1:00pm

Liquid crystal lasers

Philip Hands (University of Edinburgh (Engineering))

Monday 9 Nov 15 - 1:00pm

On the programmed assembly of colloidal matter

Dwaipayan Chakrabarti (University of Birmingham)

Monday 2 Nov 15 - 1:00pm

Multiple and composite emulsions stabilised by the interfacial protein BslA

Keith Bromley (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 26 Oct 15 - 1:00pm

Rock-microbe interactions and their contribution to shale weathering and erosion

Toby Samuels (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 19 Oct 15 - 1:00pm

Active time scales for passive particles in bacterial baths

Nick Koumakis (University of Edinburgh)

Thursday 15 Oct 15 - 1:00pm

Dynamics of all-aqueous emulsion drops

Anderson Shum (Hong Kong University)

Monday 12 Oct 15 - 1:00pm

Nature of collective motion in dilute suspensions of self-propelled particles

Alex Morozov (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 5 Oct 15 - 1:00pm

Language change in individuals and populations

Richard Blythe (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 24 Aug 15 - 1:00pm

High-speed video methods in biophysics

Laurence Wilson (University of York)

Tuesday 14 Jul 15 - 2:00pm

Roles of growing structural order in slow glassy dynamics and crystal nucleation

Hajime Tanaka (Univeristy of Tokyo)

Monday 15 Jun 15 - 1:00pm

Defining entropy classically: Lessons from colloidal experiments

Mike Cates (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 8 Jun 15 - 1:00pm

Swarming in the dirt: Flocking in the presence of quenched disorder

John Toner (Univeristy of Oregon)

Monday 1 Jun 15 - 1:00pm

Propulsion Mechanisms of Catalytic Microswimmers

Aidan Brown (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 25 May 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

No Seminar (No Seminar)

Monday 18 May 15 - 1:00pm

Understanding the Biophysical Mechanism of Ranaspumin-2 Surface Activity

Ryan Morris (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 11 May 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

Monday 4 May 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

Bank Holiday (No Seminar)

Monday 20 Apr 15 - 1:00pm

Micro-Capsules for Use in Food Products

Anne Pawsey (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 13 Apr 15 - 1:00pm

The Influence of Fluidity on Interactions with Models for the Bacterial Membrane

Laura McKinley (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 6 Apr 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar


Monday 30 Mar 15 - 1:00pm

No Seminar


Monday 23 Mar 15 - 1:00pm

Computer Simulation of Topological Domain Formation in Chromatin

James Johnson (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 16 Mar 15 - 1:00pm

Centrifugal Compression of the Bijel

Katherine Rumble (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 9 Mar 15 - 1:00pm

The piezoelectric transistor (PET) - a novel paradigm in electronics

Ioan-Bogdan Magdau (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 2 Mar 15 - 1:00pm

Colloidal liquid crystals, plastic crystals and glasses of rod-like silica particles

Thijs Besseling (Utrecht Univeristy)

Monday 23 Feb 15 - 1:00pm

Microrheology with Optical Tweezers: Principles and Applications

Manlio Tassieri (Univeristy of Glasgow)

Monday 16 Feb 15 - 1:00pm

The life of a bicontinuous Pickering emulsion: structure, dynamics and the role of particle size

Matthew Reeves (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 9 Feb 15 - 1:00pm

The optimization of swimming

Tom Ives (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 2 Feb 15 - 1:00pm

Biphasic Active Nematics

Matthew Blow (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 26 Jan 15 - 1:00pm

The Physics of Plasmid Transfer on Microbial Colonies

Jakub Pastuszak (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 19 Jan 15 - 1:00pm

Role of Solution Conductivity in Self-Electrophoresis

Jeffrey Moran (MIT)

Friday 16 Jan 15 - 2:00pm

Diffusiophoretic Drive for Catalytic Janus Particles

Joost de Gaaf (Univeristy of Stuttgart)

Monday 12 Jan 15 - 1:00pm

Thermal fluctuations: a tool to study simple fluids and binary mixtures at the micrometre scale

Clemence Devailly (Univeristy of Edinburgh)

Monday 15 Dec 14 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 8 Dec 14 - 1:00pm

Life in Deep Salts

Sam Payler (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 1 Dec 14 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 24 Nov 14 - 1:00pm

On Bone, Shells, and More: Understanding Nature?s Strategies for the Formation of Mineralised Tissues

Fabio Nudelman (University of Edinburgh (Chemistry))

Monday 17 Nov 14 - 1:00pm

Kinetic and mechanical aspects of metastasis

Chay Paterson (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 10 Nov 14 - 1:00pm

Modelling biological evolution: phenotype switching in a static landscape

Andrew Tadrowski (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 3 Nov 14 - 1:00pm

Purely Elastic Turbulence and Exact Coherent Structures

Toby Searle (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 27 Oct 14 - 1:00pm

The Soft Face of Graphene

Dongyu Cai (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 20 Oct 14 - 1:00pm

Overview of Disordered Systems and some Progress with the Replica Method

Peter Mottishaw (University of Edinburgh)

Monday 6 Oct 14 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

No Seminar

Monday 29 Sep 14 - 1:00pm

Mechanics of the cell interface studied by model membrane systems

Dr. Margarita Staykova (Durham University)

Monday 22 Sep 14 - 1:00pm

Self-assembly of dipeptides at interfaces

Tao Li

Thursday 7 Aug 14 - 1:00pm

Determining molecular orientation in organic semi-conductor thin films

Eva Herzig (Technical University Munich)

Tuesday 5 Aug 14 - 1:00pm

`We happy few, we band of brothers' : Cooperation and spatial structure in bacterial biofilms

Vernita Gordon (Univeristy of Texas, Austin)

Monday 7 Jul 14 - 1:00pm

High-pressure Hydrogen Inclusion Compounds

Mary-Ellen Donnelly

Monday 23 Jun 14 - 1:00pm

No Seminar

Friday 20 Jun 14 - 1:00pm

Self-assembly of Janus ellipsoids

Michael J. Solomon (University of Michigan Ann Arbor)

Monday 16 Jun 14 - 1:00pm

The Princess and the Pea: mechanical transparency in a marginal bead pack

Prof. Thomas A. Witten (University of Chicago)

Monday 9 Jun 14 - 1:00pm

Two stage diamond anvil cells for higher pressure

Mungo Frost

Monday 26 May 14 - 1:00pm

Active Matter at high density

Silke Henkes (University of Aberdeen)

Monday 12 May 14 - 1:00pm

Functional bionanomaterials from the assembly of protein-polymer surfactant conjugates

Adam Perriman (University of Bristol)

Monday 21 Apr 14 - 1:00pm

Easter Monday

Monday 14 Apr 14 - 1:00pm

The Role of Contact Angle in High Shear Granulation

Daniel Hodgson

Monday 24 Mar 14 - 1:00pm


Prof. Ruud van der Sman (Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research)

Monday 10 Mar 14 - 1:00pm


Matt Williamson

Monday 3 Mar 14 - 1:00pm

How does MRSA grow and divide?

Bob Turner (University of Sheffield)

Monday 17 Feb 14 - 1:00pm

The Composition of Caramel and its Rheology

Simon Weir

Monday 3 Feb 14 - 1:00pm

Interactions of Short Antimicrobial Peptides with Bacteria

Benjamin Little

Monday 27 Jan 14 - 1:00pm

Making and breaking bridges in Pickering emulsions

David French

Monday 20 Jan 14 - 1:00pm

Three faces of condensation

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Tuesday 14 Jan 14 - 2:00pm

Wetting and sticking on soft surfaces

Dr. Rob Styles (University of Yale)

Monday 13 Jan 14 - 1:00pm

Particle-Based Methods for Simulation of Complex Fluids

Prof. Ron Larson (University of Michigan)

Friday 10 Jan 14 - 3:00pm

Efficient collective motion of molecular motors

Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga (University of Barcelona)

Tuesday 7 Jan 14 - 4:00pm

Reversible and irreversible dynamics in a sheared Wigner crystal

Prof. Bruno Eckhart (Fachbereich Physik, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany)

Monday 23 Dec 13 - 1:00pm


Monday 16 Dec 13 - 1:00pm

Bacterial chemotaxis in confining geometries

Elliot Marsden

Monday 9 Dec 13 - 1:00pm

How does biodiversity occur?

Catherine Mills

Monday 2 Dec 13 - 1:00pm


Monday 25 Nov 13 - 1:00pm

Designing and Understanding Microporosity in Liquids

Prof. Mario G. del Popolo (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina)

Monday 11 Nov 13 - 1:00pm

Rheology of emulsions: is jamming a phase transition?

Prof. Daniel Bonn (The University of Amsterdam)

Monday 28 Oct 13 - 1:00pm

Mixed Lipid- and Particle-Covered Interfaces

Joe Forth

Monday 21 Oct 13 - 1:00pm

Bioinspired Soft Machines

Adam Stokes

Monday 14 Oct 13 - 1:00pm

On small bacterial colonies as active 2d nematics

Dario Dell'Arciprete

Wednesday 9 Oct 13 - 2:00pm

Clay particles in suspension and at interfaces

Jeroen Van Duijneveldt (University of Bristol)

Monday 30 Sep 13 - 1:00pm

On the rocks: nutrient uptake from the planetary crust

Casey Bryce

Thursday 12 Sep 13 - 2:00pm

Oscillatory pipe flow of a wormlike micellar solution

Prof. Jordi Ortin (Universitat de Barcelona)

Monday 2 Sep 13 - 1:00pm

Complex molecules at interfaces - insights from simulation

David Cheung (University of Strathclyde)

Monday 1 Jul 13 - 1:00pm


Thursday 27 Jun 13 - 1:00pm

What buoyancy really is: Archimedes stepping into a crowded bath.

Roberto Piazza (Dipartimento CMIC Giulio Natta, Politecnico di Milano)

Monday 24 Jun 13 - 1:00pm

Pillar formation in drying polymer droplets

David Fairhurst (Nottingham Trent University)

Monday 17 Jun 13 - 1:00pm

Swimming droplets: squirmers, topological droplets and their collective dances

Shashi Thutupalli (Princeton University)

Monday 10 Jun 13 - 1:00pm

Competition between phase separation and crystallization in attractive colloids

Barbara Frisken (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Monday 27 May 13 - 1:00pm

The dispersion of swimming algae: consequences for photobioreactors

Ottavio Croze (University of Cambridge)

Monday 20 May 13 - 1:00pm

Imaging the microstructure of colloidal suspensions to understand their non-Newtonian flow behavior

Neil Lin (Physics Department, Cornell University)

Monday 13 May 13 - 1:00pm


Monday 6 May 13 - 1:00pm

Motility control in suspensions of swimming cells

Vasily Kantsler (University of Cambridge)

Monday 29 Apr 13 - 1:00pm

High Temperature Studies of Hydrogen and Deuterium at Extreme Pressures

Philip Dalladay-Simpson

Monday 15 Apr 13 - 1:00pm

Nutrient-dependent switching in microbial ecosystems

Timothy Bush

Monday 8 Apr 13 - 1:00pm

Evolution of combinatorial communication

Richard Blythe

Monday 1 Apr 13 - 1:00pm


Tuesday 26 Mar 13 - 1:00pm

CANCELLED:Solidification of Colloidal Hard Spheres

Hans Joachim Schope (University of Mainz and Max-Planck Institute, Germany)

Monday 25 Mar 13 - 1:00pm

What happens at freezing. A perspective from suspension of hard sphere-like particles.

Bill van Megen (RMIT University,Australia)

Monday 18 Mar 13 - 1:00pm

How many different cancers are in a solid tumour?

Bartek Waclaw

Monday 11 Mar 13 - 1:00pm

The self-assembly of the tooth enamel protein, amelogenin

Keith Bromley

Friday 8 Mar 13 - 11:30am

Predicting the mechanisms of H-NS – DNA assembly

Dr. Jocelyne Vreede (University of Amsterdam)

Monday 4 Mar 13 - 1:00pm

The propulsion mechanism of catalytic Janus swimmers

Aidan Brown

Monday 25 Feb 13 - 1:00pm

Super-resolution imaging of rapid biological processes in real-time

Prof. Rory Duncan (Heriot-Watt University)

Monday 4 Feb 13 - 1:00pm

X-rays mark the spot: grain mapping in polycrystals

William Whitley

Monday 28 Jan 13 - 1:00pm

Fluid entrainment by individual microswimmers

Mitya Pushkin (University of Oxford)

Monday 14 Jan 13 - 1:00pm

Structural Studies of Europium at High Pressure

Rachel Husband

Monday 17 Dec 12 - 1:00pm


Monday 10 Dec 12 - 1:00pm

The beginning and end of HIPE

Paul Clegg

Monday 26 Nov 12 - 1:00pm

A possible key role of hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal gelation

Akira Furukawa (University of Tokyo)

Monday 12 Nov 12 - 1:00pm

High pressure gas hydrates of the H2O-CO2 system

Daniel Amos

Wednesday 31 Oct 12 - 2:00pm

Aqueous phase structuring and rheology in food and personal care products

William J. Frith (Unilever)

Monday 22 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Walking the back alleys: a modelling study of symplastic transport

Eva Deinum (FOM Institute, AMOLF, Amsterdam)

Thursday 4 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Catalytic Swimming Devices

Stephen Ebbens (University of Sheffield)

Monday 1 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Burning Titanium

Graeme Ackland

Monday 24 Sep 12 - 1:00pm


Monday 27 Aug 12 - 1:00pm

EXTRA SEMINAR: Topology and statistical properties of polymers using DNA with an application to gene expression control

Giovanni Dietler (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

Monday 30 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

EXTRA SEMINAR: Using Bijels for Advanced Materials Synthesis

Ali Mohraz (University of California, Irvine)

Monday 23 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

EXTRA SEMINAR: Nonlinear Rheology of Dilute Colloidal Gels

Ali Mohraz (University of California, Irvine)

Monday 9 Jul 12 - 1:00pm


Monday 2 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

Emergence of motifs in model gene regulatory networks

Marcin Zagorski (Institute of Physics at Jagiellonian University)

Monday 25 Jun 12 - 1:00pm

Antimicrobial peptide action on E.coli

Alys Jepson

Monday 18 Jun 12 - 1:00pm

Ionomer Design Principles for Ion-Conducting Energy Materials

Ralph Colby (Penn State University)

Monday 4 Jun 12 - 1:00pm


Monday 28 May 12 - 1:00pm

An Alternative Protein Aggregation Pathway

Jay Gillam

Monday 21 May 12 - 1:00pm

Biophysics of protein aggregation

Tuomas Knowles (University of Cambridge)

Monday 14 May 12 - 1:00pm

Wetting of Simple Liquids and Cohesive Cells on Soft Surfaces

Eric Dufresne (University of Yale)

Monday 30 Apr 12 - 1:00pm

Surface functionalized particles for Pickering stabilization

Elena Blanco Castineiras

Monday 9 Apr 12 - 1:00pm


Easter Monday

Monday 2 Apr 12 - 1:00pm


Graham Galloway

Monday 26 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Entropy-driven self-assembly of novel phases

Laura Filion (University of Cambridge)

Friday 23 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

From wrinkly elastomers to Janus Particles

Paulo Teixeira (University of Lisbon)

Monday 19 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Pattern formation in active matter systems

Fred Farrell

Monday 12 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Simulating biochemical pathways

Steven Court

Monday 6 Feb 12 - 1:00pm

A New Phase of Hydrogen at High Pressure

Ross Howie

Monday 16 Jan 12 - 1:00pm

A Physicists view on measuring poverty

Graeme Ackland

Monday 19 Dec 11 - 1:00pm


Winter Break

Monday 12 Dec 11 - 1:00pm

Mixed Singlet Magnetism of PrPtAl

Gino Abdul-Jabbar

Monday 5 Dec 11 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Monday 21 Nov 11 - 1:00pm


Monday 14 Nov 11 - 1:00pm

Simulation and modeling of materials with atomic detail at IBM: From biophysics to high-tech application

Prof. Glenn Martyna (Materials Research Laboratory at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA)

Monday 7 Nov 11 - 1:00pm

The Transformations and Nature of Amorphous Ices

John Loveday

Monday 31 Oct 11 - 1:00pm

The emergence of "marginal opacity" in swarming animals

Prof. Matthew Turner (Warwick University)

Monday 24 Oct 11 - 1:00pm

Hard sphere crystal growth

Michiel Hermes

Monday 10 Oct 11 - 1:00pm

The rheology of nanoparticle layers and the relation to foam stability

Duyang Zang (Northwestern Polytechnical University)

Monday 3 Oct 11 - 1:00pm

Collective Cell Movements and their role in Tissue Dynamics and Morphogenesis during Development

Prof. Kees Weijer (University of Dundee)

Monday 4 Jul 11 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Summer Break

Monday 27 Jun 11 - 1:00pm

Yielding and flow of colloidal glasses and gels

Nikos Koumakis (Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH))

Thursday 16 Jun 11 - 1:00pm

Phase Stability of Titanium Alloys

Bengt Tegner

Monday 13 Jun 11 - 1:00pm

Transition Metal-Hydrogen Systems at High Pressures

Thomas Scheler

Thursday 9 Jun 11 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Particles at a Cholesteric Liquid Crystal interface

Anne Claire Pawsey

Monday 6 Jun 11 - 1:00pm

The role of particle size and shape in highly size-asymmetric mixtures.

Douglas Ashton (University of Bath)

Monday 30 May 11 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

No Seminar

Monday 23 May 11 - 1:00pm

A Non-Markovian Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process

Robert Concannon

Monday 9 May 11 - 1:00pm

Metastable intermediate phases on molecular crystallisation pathways

Jan Sefcik (Strathclyde University)

Thursday 5 May 11 - 1:00pm

Rotator phases and twist solitons in polyethylene and n-alkanes

Scott Milner (The Pennsylvania State University)

Monday 2 May 11 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

No seminar

Monday 11 Apr 11 - 1:00pm

Polydispersity in Colloid-Polymer Mixtures

Siobhan Liddle

Monday 28 Mar 11 - 1:00pm

Simulating the Adsorption of Food & Beverage Biomolecules at Fluid Interfaces

Stephen Euston (School of Life Sciences & International Centre for Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

Thursday 24 Mar 11 - 1:00pm

Modeling of mild fractionation of suspensions

Martijntje Vollebregt (Wageningen University)

Monday 14 Mar 11 - 1:00pm

Modelling swimmers in a bag using hydrodynamics

Elsen Tjhung

Monday 7 Mar 11 - 1:00pm

The blistering of viscoelastic filaments

Christian Wagner (University of Saarlandes)

Monday 7 Feb 11 - 1:00pm

Simulating particle stabilised thin films using surface evolver

Gareth Morris (Imperial College, London)

Monday 31 Jan 11 - 1:00pm

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of osmosis

Tom Lion

Monday 17 Jan 11 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 6 Dec 10 - 1:00pm

Colloids in cholesteric

Juho Lintuvuori

Monday 29 Nov 10 - 1:00pm

Analytical Study of a Genetic Toggle Switch

Juan Venegas-Ortiz

Monday 22 Nov 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 15 Nov 10 - 1:00pm

Active transport on random filament networks

Philip Greulich

Monday 8 Nov 10 - 1:00pm

What it takes to grow at pressure

Lucas Black

Monday 1 Nov 10 - 1:00pm

Spatiotemporal regulation of chemical reactions by active cytoskeletal remodeling

Abhishek Chaudhuri (University of Oxford)

Monday 25 Oct 10 - 1:00pm

Small particles in liquid crystal phases

Ingo Dierking (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester)

Monday 18 Oct 10 - 1:00pm

Entangled liquid crystal colloids: knots and links

Miha Ravnik (University of Oxforf)

Monday 11 Oct 10 - 1:00pm

Protein structure prediction and folding dynamics

Katrin Wolff

Tuesday 7 Sep 10 - 1:00pm

The puzzle of delayed gel collapse

Paul Bartlett (University of Bristol)

Monday 19 Jul 10 - 1:00pm

Understanding the sol-gel transition in DSMO/lysozyme/water mixtures

Ilja Voets (University of Friburg)

Monday 12 Jul 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 5 Jul 10 - 1:00pm

Ordering by random copying on complex networks

Richard Blythe

Monday 28 Jun 10 - 1:00pm

Simulation studies of phase behaviour in highly size asymmetrical mixtures

Nigel Wilding (Univeristy of Bath)

Monday 21 Jun 10 - 1:00pm

High-Pressure Incommensurate Structures in Nanomaterials

Wanruk Chaimayo

Monday 14 Jun 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed


Monday 7 Jun 10 - 1:00pm

Irreversible Aging Dynamics and Phase Behavior of Aqueous Suspensions of Laponite

Yogesh M. Joshi (Department of Chemical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)

Monday 17 May 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Victoria Day

Monday 26 Apr 10 - 1:00pm

Shear localization in colloidal glasses

Rut Besseling

Monday 19 Apr 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Spring Holidays

Monday 12 Apr 10 - 1:00pm

Crystallization of hard aspherical particles

William Miller (Columbia University, New York)

Monday 5 Apr 10 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Easter Monday

Monday 22 Feb 10 - 1:00pm

Microscopic swimmers at surfaces

Jens Elgeti

Monday 8 Feb 10 - 1:00pm

Capillary filling and drop dynamics on structured surfaces

Bortolo Mognetti

Monday 1 Feb 10 - 1:00pm

Secondary Structure Determination of gp41(659-671)

Craig Gregor

Monday 11 Jan 10 - 1:00pm

Investigating the assembly of actin networks

Linda Hirst

Monday 23 Nov 09 - 1:00pm

Hard Spheres: Crystallization and Glass Formation

Peter Pusey

Monday 9 Nov 09 - 1:00pm

Localization of maximal entropy random walk

Bartlomiej Waclaw

Monday 2 Nov 09 - 1:00pm

Phase diagrams of low valence patchy particles

Flavio Romano

Monday 26 Oct 09 - 1:00pm

Metastable Dynamics of Colloidal Hard Spheres

Vincent Martinez

Monday 19 Oct 09 - 1:00pm

Quantitative snapshots of bacterial motility

Laurence Wilson

Monday 5 Oct 09 - 1:00pm

Game theory, chaos and noise

Tobias Galla (University of Manchester)

Monday 28 Sep 09 - 2:00pm

Investigations of the coalescence of emulsion droplets with microfluidics

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

Tuesday 22 Sep 09 - 1:00pm

Interfacial water structure, peptide adsorption and ion-specificity

Roland Netz (Technical University Munich)

Thursday 10 Sep 09 - 2:00pm

Particle Stabilised Emulsions with Hydrophobic Additives

Paul FitzGerald (University of Sydney, Australia)

Thursday 30 Jul 09 - 1:00pm

Strong Mobility in Weakly Disordered Systems

Eli Ben-Naim (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Monday 29 Jun 09 - 1:00pm

Statistical physics of switching bacteria

Paolo Visco

Monday 25 May 09 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Toni Collis

Monday 18 May 09 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 27 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Job Thijssen

Monday 20 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 13 Apr 09 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 30 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

The long-term fate of the attractive colloidal glass

Wilson Poon

Monday 23 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

An Introduction to Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells

Alastair Mailar

Monday 16 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

Critical Behaviour of Colloidal Interfaces Probed by Gravity

Dirk Aarts (University of Oxford)

Monday 2 Mar 09 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 23 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Complex Fluids Characterization Through Expert System & High Frequency Rheometry

Samiul Amin (Malvern Instruments Limited)

Monday 16 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Flow and Jamming of 2D foams

Gijs Katgert (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Monday 9 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Porous media, Surfactants, and Petrodollars

Kevin Stratford

Monday 2 Feb 09 - 1:00pm

Statistical Mechanics of Convergent Evolution

Bhavin Khatri

Monday 12 Jan 09 - 1:00pm

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)

Monday 5 Jan 09 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Christmas Break

Monday 1 Dec 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Toni Collins

Monday 24 Nov 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

No seminar

Monday 3 Nov 08 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Liquids, Crystals, and Glasses

Eric Weeks

Monday 20 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

Advanced optical microscopy techniques

Jochen Arlt

Monday 13 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

Orbital ordering, reduced dimensionality and spin gap in correlated oxides

Daniel Khomskii (University of Cologne)

Monday 6 Oct 08 - 1:00pm

The Statistical Mechanics of Word Learning

Richard Blythe

Monday 29 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

Purely-elastic flow instabilities

Rob Poole (University of Liverpool)

Monday 22 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

Hopping particles on a growing lattice

Kate Sugden

Friday 19 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

A Dynamical Systems Perspective on Phase Separation

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

Monday 15 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Edinburgh Autumn Holiday

Monday 8 Sep 08 - 1:00pm

The Physics of DNA in Bacteriophages

Davide Marenduzzo

Monday 25 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No Seminar

Monday 18 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Martin Li

Monday 11 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

Bacterial motility in polymer solutions

Wilson Poon

Monday 4 Aug 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Bank Holiday

Monday 28 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 21 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Tom Adams

Monday 14 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Andrew Harrison

Monday 7 Jul 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 30 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

Microfluidic devices: surface modification and analysis

Sally McArthur (University of Sheffield)

Monday 23 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 16 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 9 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

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

Matthew Turner (University of Warwick)

Monday 2 Jun 08 - 1:00pm

Direct simulation of rare events following Darwin

Julien Tailleur

Monday 26 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 19 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Victoria Day

Monday 12 May 08 - 1:00pm

Altruism: a bluffer's guide

Lawrence Mitchell

Monday 5 May 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 28 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

Time dependent quantum transport and nuclear motion

Claudio Verdozzi (Lund University)

Monday 21 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Spring Holiday

Monday 14 Apr 08 - 1:00pm

Crystal nucleation in ionic and covalent systems

Chantal Valeriani

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)

Wednesday 26 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

Computer simulations of microrheology in dense colloidal systems

Antonio M. Puertas (University of Almeria)

Monday 10 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 3 Mar 08 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Break

Monday 18 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

The Bijel in Real Life

Kathryn White

Monday 11 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

Slip of glassy hard-sphere colloidal suspensions

Pierre Ballesta

Monday 4 Feb 08 - 1:00pm

Laser manipulation and transfer of angular momentum in liquid crystal systems

Helen Gleeson (University of Manchester)

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 17 Dec 07 - 1:00pm

Nonlinear Rheology of Colloidal Suspensions

Oliver Henrich

Monday 10 Dec 07 - 1:00pm

Power injected in a granular gas

Paolo Visco

Monday 3 Dec 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: No seminar

Monday 12 Nov 07 - 1:00pm

Steady-State Chemotactic Response in E. coli

Yariv Kafri (Technion, Haifa)

Monday 5 Nov 07 - 1:00pm

Are glasses hot ?

Tiffany Wood

Monday 22 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Electrostatic interactions across a charged lipid bilayer

Alexander Wagner (North Dakota State University)

Monday 15 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Sex and Sensitivity: the (In)fidelity of DNA Homologous Recombination

Joel Stavans (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Monday 8 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Modelling dissipation in statistical mechanics

Richard Blythe

Monday 1 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

The hydrodynamics of active fluids

Davide Marenduzzo

Monday 24 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

Ionic Assemblies: Patterns and Symmetries

Monica Olvera de La Cruz (Department of Materials Science, Northwestern University)

Monday 17 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Edinburgh Autumn Holiday

Monday 3 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Particle Structures at Liquid Interfaces

Tommy Horozov (University of Hull)

Monday 13 Aug 07 - 1:00pm

Reporting the noise: physics looks at finance

Lawrence Mitchell

Monday 6 Aug 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Bank Holiday

Monday 30 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

Nucleation in the 2D Ising model under shear

Rosalind Allen

Monday 23 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Break

Monday 16 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Break

Monday 9 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Break

Monday 2 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Martin Evans

Monday 25 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Summer Break

Monday 18 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

Structure and Deformation of Soft Colloidal Co-crystals

Lynn M. Walker (Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University)

Monday 11 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Late Spring Break

Monday 28 May 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 21 May 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Victoria Day

Monday 7 May 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 30 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

On the expansion of bacteria through soft agar

Ottavio Croze

Monday 23 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

Experimental work on interconnected super-emulsions

Eva Herzig

Monday 16 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Edinburgh Spring Holiday

Monday 9 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

No meeting: Easter Monday

Monday 2 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

Phase separating proteins and cellular switches

Richard Sear (University of Surrey)

Monday 26 Mar 07 - 1:00pm

Complex dynamics of shear banded flows

Suzanne Fielding (University of Manchester)

Monday 15 Jan 07 - 1:00pm

Faraday instability in complex fluids

Pierre Ballesta

Monday 4 Dec 06 - 1:00pm

Colloids in Surfactant Systems

Danielle van't Zand

Monday 9 Oct 06 - 1:00pm

Proline - of ants, tubes and quantum corrections

Raph Troitzsch

Monday 2 Oct 06 - 1:00pm

Modelling soft active materials

Davide Marenduzzo

Monday 25 Sep 06 - 1:00pm

Non linear rheology and dynamic yielding of a simple glass: A molecular dynamics study

Fathollah Varnik (Max-Planck Institut fuer Eisenforschung, Duesseldorf)

Monday 14 Aug 06 - 1:00pm

Colloidal glasses

Peter Pusey

Monday 7 Aug 06 - 1:00pm

Evolutionary genetics and thermodynamics

Neelofer Banglawala

Monday 31 Jul 06 - 1:00pm

Bacterial gene networks and the cell cycle

Rosalind Allen

Monday 24 Jul 06 - 1:00pm

Get Orf Moi Land

Graeme Ackland

Tuesday 27 Jun 06 - 1:00pm

Modelling Hard Spheres via Monte Carlo Methods

Andrew Jackson

Monday 19 Jun 06 - 1:00pm

Statistical Physics and Fungal Growth

Kate Sugden

Friday 9 Jun 06 - 1:00pm

Directional Interactions Amongst Encapsulated Clusters

Dana Breed (University of California Santa Barbara)

Monday 5 Jun 06 - 1:00pm

Topological mixing in viscous fluids

Emmanuelle Gouillart (CEA Saclay)

Monday 29 May 06 - 1:00pm

Getting to the bottom of rugged energy landscapes

Richard Blythe

Friday 19 May 06 - 1:00pm

Weak Agitations, Zero Yield Stress and Smooth Flows in Granular Media

Martin van Hecke (Leiden University)

Monday 15 May 06 - 1:00pm

Spatially Competing Shops

Lawrence Mitchell

Monday 8 May 06 - 1:00pm

Pattern formation in thin film suspensions

Mark Buchanan

Tuesday 2 May 06 - 1:00pm

How to Make a Neurocrystal: Modeling the Developmental Patterning of the Fly's Eye

David Lubensky (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Monday 20 Mar 06 - 1:00pm

Controlling drop impact by additives

Volfango Bertola (School of Engineering)

Monday 27 Feb 06 - 1:00pm

The OCR Protein: gels, bananas and DNA

Rik Higham

Monday 13 Feb 06 - 1:00pm

Mode-coupling glasses and liquid structure

Martin Greenall

Monday 16 Jan 06 - 1:00pm

Phase separation in lipid bilayers

Vernita Gordon

Monday 19 Dec 05 - 1:00pm

The OCR Protein: gels, bananas and DNA

Rik Higham

Monday 28 Nov 05 - 1:00pm

An introduction to networks

Tom Hanney

Monday 14 Nov 05 - 1:00pm

Investigating Extreme Condition Microbiology

Gail Ferguson (Structural & Molecular Biology and CSEC)

Monday 7 Nov 05 - 1:00pm

Realtime 3D microscopy of colloidal glasses under shear

Rut Besseling

Monday 31 Oct 05 - 3:00pm

Noise in Biochemical Reaction Networks

Patrick Warren (Unilever Research, Port Sunlight Laboratory)

Monday 24 Oct 05 - 1:00pm

Diffuse Scattering from Incommensurate Rb-IV

Malcolm McMahon

Monday 17 Oct 05 - 1:00pm

Phase Transitions in Stochastic Models of Flow

Martin Evans

Monday 5 Sep 05 - 1:00pm

Self Assembled Monolayers and Soft Lithography

Nhan Pham

Monday 1 Aug 05 - 1:00pm

Colloidal glasses under shear

Nhan Pham

Wednesday 22 Jun 05 - 1:00pm

Colloids in external fields: theory and simulation

Hartmut Löwen (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)

Monday 20 Jun 05 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Analog of the Ionic Fluid: computer simulation study

José B. Caballero

Monday 6 Jun 05 - 1:00pm

The Physics of Filamentous Fungi

Wilson Poon

Monday 30 May 05 - 1:00pm

Armadillos, a dead dinosaur and the glass transition

Martin Greenall

Monday 16 May 05 - 1:00pm

Recent Developments in Lattice Boltzmann for Complex Fluids

Kevin Stratford (EPCC)

Wednesday 11 May 05 - 1:00pm

The Mechanics and Statistics of Active Matter

Sriram Ramaswamy (IISc, Bangalore)

Monday 9 May 05 - 1:00pm

Simulating the flipping of genetic switches and other rare events

Rosalind Allen (AMOLF)

Tuesday 19 Apr 05 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Fred Mackintosh (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

Monday 28 Feb 05 - 1:00pm

Dilatancy, Jamming, and the Physics of Granulation

Mike Cates

Monday 21 Feb 05 - 1:00pm

Attraction and Repulsion in Glasses

Thomas Voigtmann

Wednesday 9 Feb 05 - 1:00pm

Interaction between Colloids and Cells

Didier Roux (Centre de recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, Pessac, France)

Friday 4 Feb 05 - 2:00pm

How industrial problems expose gaps in fundamental colloid science

Dr Richard Buscall (ICI Strategic Technology Group, Redcar)

Monday 31 Jan 05 - 1:00pm

Pattern formation in particle laden viscous fluid thin film flow

Mark Buchanan (University of Oslo)

Monday 17 Jan 05 - 1:00pm

Phase separation in lipid bilayers

Vernita Gordon

Monday 13 Dec 04 - 1:00pm

The Gel Phase of OCR, a DNA Mimic.

Rik Higham

Monday 6 Dec 04 - 1:00pm

Conducting Polymer Micropatterns

Iris Coe

Monday 15 Nov 04 - 1:00pm

Clusters in methanol-water mixtures

Rowan Hargreaves

Monday 8 Nov 04 - 1:00pm

Statics and dynamics of poly(ethylene glycol)-stabilized colloids

Johan Bergenholtz (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Monday 25 Oct 04 - 1:00pm

Bridging in Colloidal Sediments

Matt Jenkins

Monday 18 Oct 04 - 1:00pm

Unbinding Books and Demixing Mixtures

Jeroen S. van Duijneveldt (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol)

Monday 11 Oct 04 - 1:00pm

The Aqueous Environment: Lessons from Small Molecules

Lorna Dougan

Monday 4 Oct 04 - 1:00pm

Jamming in 2-Dimensional Granular Flow

Ki Wing To (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan)

Monday 6 Sep 04 - 1:00pm

The hydrodynamic interaction in confined suspensions

Haim Diamant (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Monday 23 Aug 04 - 1:00pm

Myelin Formation

Stefan Egelhaaf

Monday 26 Jul 04 - 1:00pm

Limited Coalescence in Particle-Stabilised Emulsions: Experiment and Theory

Bernard P. Binks (Surfactant & Colloid Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hull)

Monday 12 Jul 04 - 1:00pm

Domain Formation in Binary Lipid Vesicles

Paul Beales

Monday 28 Jun 04 - 1:00pm

Molecular Motors: Observation and Theory

Michael Fisher (University of Maryland)

Monday 31 May 04 - 1:00pm

Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Thermodynamics: Fundamentals for Emerging Technologies

Mikhail Anisimov (Department of Chemical Engineering and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland)

Monday 10 May 04 - 1:00pm

The shape memory effect and the synthetic midge

Graeme Ackland

Monday 3 May 04 - 1:00pm

Hard Spheres Revisited

Andrew Schofield

Monday 29 Mar 04 - 1:00pm

Wetting transitions and surface geometry

Martin Greenall

Monday 15 Mar 04 - 1:00pm

Jamming: an overview

Colin Holmes

Tuesday 17 Feb 04 - 1:00pm

Patterns, templates and ordering in thin films: from magnetic garnets to polymer films and beyond

David Andelman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Monday 9 Feb 04 - 1:00pm

Flowing smectics with defects

David Lu (Physics Department, National Central University, Taiwan)

Monday 2 Feb 04 - 1:00pm

Liquid crystals embedded in gels

Paul Clegg

Monday 26 Jan 04 - 1:00pm

Diffusion of particles in polymer solutions

Peter Pusey

Monday 19 Jan 04 - 1:00pm

Mixing effects in dense binary hard-sphere fluids

Thomas Voigtmann

Monday 12 Jan 04 - 1:00pm

The Penna Model -- a solvable model of evolutionary ageing

Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge)

Monday 15 Dec 03 - 1:00pm

Shake, Rattle and Roll

M. Siddick

Monday 8 Dec 03 - 1:00pm

Bridges and arches - extended structures in particulate deposits

Gary Barker (Institute of Food Research (Norwich))

Monday 24 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Soggy Matter Physics

Malcolm Robertson

Monday 10 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Analysing Structure in (almost) Colloidal Sediments

Matt Jenkins

Monday 3 Nov 03 - 1:00pm

Topological Gel

Kohzo Ito (University of Tokyo)

Monday 27 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

Quantum versions of random walks for quantum computing

Vivien Kendon (Imperial College London)

Monday 20 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

Interactions of particulate inclusions in a columnar phase

Ronojoy Adhikari

Monday 13 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

The Hydrophobic Interaction

David Fairhurst

Monday 6 Oct 03 - 1:00pm

Modelling granular avalanches

Achod Aradian

Monday 29 Sep 03 - 1:00pm

The Polymerisation Motor

Helen Sedgwick

Monday 1 Sep 03 - 1:00pm

Flow instabilities and shear banding in complex fluids

Suzanne Fielding

Monday 18 Aug 03 - 1:00pm

Shock formation in driven flows

Martin Evans

Monday 30 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Experiments on jamming in colloids

Mark Haw

Monday 23 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

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

Malcolm McMahon

Monday 16 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Simple Molecules Ain't So Simple

Simon Bates

Monday 9 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

2D evaporation: a controlled environment

F. Clement

Tuesday 3 Jun 03 - 1:00pm

Viscoelasticity and Structural Aging in Colloidal Gels

Maria Kilfoil (Harvard University)

Monday 26 May 03 - 1:00pm

Epidemic processes with immunization

Andrea Jimenez-Dalmaroni (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)

Monday 12 May 03 - 1:00pm

Electronic structure theory: Tight-binding models and phase transformations

Robert Albers (Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA))

Monday 5 May 03 - 1:00pm

Local perturbations of colloidal suspensions

Poitr Habdas (Department of Physics, Emory University (Atlanta, USA))

Monday 28 Apr 03 - 1:00pm

Supercoiled DNA

Stefan Egelhaaf

Tuesday 15 Apr 03 - 1:00pm

Screening phenomena in macroion suspensions

Emmanuel Trizac (Laboratoire de Physique Thorique, Universit Paris Sud)

Monday 31 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

Kinetics of Micelle Formation

Anniina Salonen

Monday 17 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

When Hard Spheres Get Soft

Helen Sedgwick

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 10 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

The physics of the complex mixture inside E. coli

Richard Sear (Department of Physics, University of Surrey)

Monday 3 Mar 03 - 1:00pm

Phase Separation in Mixed Lipid Membranes

Paul Beales

Monday 17 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Protein crystallization in lipid cubic phase

Shinpei Tanaka

Monday 10 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Percolation and phase separation in a fluid of sticky spheres

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

Monday 3 Feb 03 - 1:00pm

Recent Experiments on Binary Colloidal Crystals

Andrew Schofield

Monday 27 Jan 03 - 1:00pm

Flow and Slip of Pastes

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

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 13 Jan 03 - 1:00pm

Simulating shear flow: Leave it to chance?

Mike Evans (Dpt of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Monday 25 Nov 02 - 1:00pm


Miriam Clincy

Monday 18 Nov 02 - 1:00pm

Klaus's Klusters, or: When is a Gel a Glass?

Mike Cates

Monday 11 Nov 02 - 1:00pm

Spinning Two Glasses

Nhan Pham

Monday 4 Nov 02 - 1:00pm

An Introduction to Confocal Microscopy

Paul Smith

Monday 28 Oct 02 - 1:00pm

Thinning processes in soap films

Achod Aradian

Monday 7 Oct 02 - 1:00pm

Complex Structures in `Simple' Metals

I. R. Macleod

Sunday 29 Sep 02 - 1:00pm

Bose Condensation and Jamming Transitions

M. Evans

Monday 23 Sep 02 - 1:00pm

Physics of the Knee

W. C. K. Poon

Monday 2 Sep 02 - 1:00pm

Kinetic Pathway of Vesicle Formation

Jacques Leng

Monday 26 Aug 02 - 1:00pm

An MCT model of suspension rheology

Colin Holmes

Monday 19 Aug 02 - 1:00pm

Soap Froth: Some Universal Topological Properties

Kwok Yip Szeto

Monday 12 Aug 02 - 1:00pm

How to avoid unwanted encounters in a crowd

Richard Blythe

Monday 29 Jul 02 - 1:00pm

Overdamped Euler buckling

Oskar Hallatschek

Monday 22 Jul 02 - 1:00pm

High pressure behaviour of Caesium

Clivia Hejny

Monday 15 Jul 02 - 1:00pm

Spinodal decomposition in a temperature ramp

Alexander Wagner

Monday 8 Jul 02 - 1:00pm

Fudge the Fudge

Klaus Kroy

Monday 1 Jul 02 - 1:00pm

Mixtures of Colloids and Liquid Crystals

Doris Vollmer

Monday 24 Jun 02 - 1:00pm

Kinetics of surfactant dissolution

Jacques Leng

Monday 17 Jun 02 - 1:00pm

Hunting for Snarks in the Phase Diagram

James Magee

Monday 10 Jun 02 - 1:00pm

Things Fall Apart

Mark Haw

Monday 27 May 02 - 1:00pm

Crystal structures of hydrogen bonded small molecules

Pamela A. McGregor

Monday 13 May 02 - 1:00pm

Computing the density of states by Monte Carlo

Alastair Bruce

Monday 6 May 02 - 1:00pm

Solvable models for entropic quasicrystals

Bernard Nienhuis

Monday 29 Apr 02 - 1:00pm

Crystallization and phase behaviour of protein solutions

Shinpei Tanaka

Monday 22 Apr 02 - 1:00pm

Hydrodynamic Boundary Conditions

Klaus Kroy

Monday 25 Mar 02 - 1:00pm


Abdellatif Moussaid

Monday 18 Mar 02 - 1:00pm

The Gallium Story

Olga Degtyareva

Monday 11 Mar 02 - 1:00pm

Charged Non-Aqueous Colloids

Andrew Schofield

Monday 4 Mar 02 - 1:00pm

From colloidal gels to biological systems

Sara Romer

Monday 18 Feb 02 - 1:00pm

Phase separation in polymer mixtures

Ellen Reister

Monday 11 Feb 02 - 1:00pm

Fluids in porous media

Ruslan Sokolovskii

Monday 4 Feb 02 - 1:00pm

Lipid bilayers

Stefan Egelhaaf

Monday 21 Jan 02 - 1:00pm

45 years of Directed Percolation

Martin Evans

Monday 14 Jan 02 - 1:00pm

Scaling Approaches to Nonequilibrium Systems

Tom Hanney

Monday 7 Jan 02 - 1:00pm

Glass and jams - one and the same?

Colin Holmes

Monday 26 Nov 01 - 1:00pm

Shearing Crowded Sticky Balls

Paul Smith

Monday 19 Nov 01 - 1:00pm

Features of Driven Diffusive Systems

Miriam Clincy

Monday 12 Nov 01 - 1:00pm

Drop breakup in 2d

Lyn Wilson

Monday 5 Nov 01 - 1:00pm

Two glassy states of 'sticky hard spheres'

Nhan Pham

Monday 29 Oct 01 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Helen Sedgwick

Monday 22 Oct 01 - 1:00pm

What is Rheological Chaos?

Mike Cates

Monday 15 Oct 01 - 1:00pm

Adsorption in microporous materials

Vincent Rooy

Monday 8 Oct 01 - 1:00pm

Computational Complexity & Physics

Klaus Kroy

Monday 1 Oct 01 - 1:00pm

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. What? How? Why?

Malcolm Robertson

Monday 24 Sep 01 - 1:00pm

Mesoscale Modelling of Fluidised Bed Binder Granulation

Frantisek Stepanek (Statistics and Modelling Unit, Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, UK)

Monday 10 Sep 01 - 1:00pm

Colloidal gels and glasses inside a computer

Antonio Puertas

Monday 3 Sep 01 - 1:00pm

Hierarchical self-assembly of polyelectrolytes at interfaces

Christiane A Helm (Universität Greifswald, Germany)

Monday 27 Aug 01 - 1:00pm

Partial structure factors in star polymer/colloid mixtures

Jörg Stellbrink (IFF/KFA Jülich, Germany)

Monday 20 Aug 01 - 1:00pm

The Minority Game and Econophysics

Mike Cates

Monday 13 Aug 01 - 1:00pm

Weird Metals - Modulations within Hosts within Guests

Malcolm McMahon

Monday 6 Aug 01 - 1:00pm

Fancy Vesicles

Jacques Leng

Monday 30 Jul 01 - 1:00pm

The Physics of Explosive Detonation

Iain MacLeod

Monday 9 Jul 01 - 1:00pm

Wrapping threads around spheres

Matthias Fuchs

Monday 25 Jun 01 - 1:00pm

Should we all buy stripy glasses?

Mike Cates

Monday 18 Jun 01 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Alexander Wagner

Monday 4 Jun 01 - 1:00pm

To be confirmed

Mark Haw

Monday 14 May 01 - 1:00pm

‘Croissants de sable’ and other delicatessen.

Klaus Kroy

Monday 30 Apr 01 - 1:00pm

Replica Theory without tears

Martin Evans

Monday 23 Apr 01 - 1:00pm

Cluster aggregation: a space odyssey

Mike Evans

Monday 2 Apr 01 - 1:00pm

To boldly grow...

Richard Blythe

Monday 26 Mar 01 - 1:00pm

Have you got a tin or would you prefer a glass?

Graeme Ackland

Monday 19 Mar 01 - 1:00pm

Phase Behaviour of Colloid-Wormlike Micelle Mixtures

Linda Galloway

Monday 12 Mar 01 - 1:00pm

Proteins as Colloids

Wilson Poon

Monday 5 Mar 01 - 1:00pm

Statistical geometry...and freezing of a few hard spheres

Alastair Bruce

Monday 26 Feb 01 - 1:00pm

What are 'glasses', and do colloids have any relevance to their study?

Kenneth Dawson (Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin)

Monday 19 Feb 01 - 1:00pm

Brownian motion and the diffusion equation

Matthias Fuchs

Monday 12 Feb 01 - 1:00pm

Dynamics of aging soft matter

Luca Cipelletti (Université Montpellier II)

Monday 29 Jan 01 - 1:00pm

Are simple metals really simple?

Monday 15 Jan 01 - 1:00pm

Daisy, daisy, give me your answer do

Graeme Ackland

Monday 8 Jan 01 - 1:00pm

Brownian dynamics simulation of colloidal aggregation

Antonio Puertas

Monday 18 Dec 00 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Epitaxy

Andrew Schofield

Monday 4 Dec 00 - 1:00pm

Neutrons and Biology

Stefan Egelhaaf

Monday 20 Nov 00 - 1:00pm

A beginners guide to First Principles Simulation

Iain MacLeod

Monday 30 Oct 00 - 1:00pm

Lattice Boltzmann simulations of drop break-up

Lyn Wilson

Monday 23 Oct 00 - 1:00pm

In Search of Configurational Entropy

Martin Evans

Monday 16 Oct 00 - 1:00pm

Effects of Pressure Induced Electron Transfer

Stewart Reed

Monday 9 Oct 00 - 1:00pm

Colloidal Glasses under Shear Strain

George Petekidis

Monday 2 Oct 00 - 1:00pm

Studies of colloidal systems by confocal microscopy

Eric Weeks (Harvard University)

Monday 25 Sep 00 - 1:00pm

Chicagoan Things

David Head

Monday 4 Sep 00 - 1:00pm

Freezing by Monte Carlo

Nigel Wilding

Monday 28 Aug 00 - 1:00pm

Dynamic light scattering study of Onion phase

Abdellatif Moussaid

Monday 21 Aug 00 - 1:00pm

Kinetics of the Micelle-to-Vesicle Transition

Jacques Leng

Monday 14 Aug 00 - 1:00pm

Why is the DNA Denaturation Transition First Order?

David Mukamel (Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Monday 7 Aug 00 - 1:00pm

Entropies of fragmented configuration spaces

Alastair Bruce

Monday 31 Jul 00 - 1:00pm

When Hard Spheres Crystallize (and get it wrong)

Mike Evans

Monday 24 Jul 00 - 1:00pm

Suspensions far from shifting equilibrium

Mark Haw

Monday 3 Jul 00 - 1:00pm

Plumbing for Physicists

Richard Blythe

Monday 26 Jun 00 - 1:00pm

Atomic Force Microscopy on Polymers

Vasileios Koutsos (Centre for Materials Science and Engineering)

Monday 19 Jun 00 - 1:00pm

The cage effect in liquids

Mattias Fuchs