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I-CAMP•13 Summer School on Liquid Crystals
Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics Summer School,

Cambridge, United Kingdom

June 26 - July 6, 2013

I-CAMP•13 Chairs:

Wednesday, June 26

noon - 15:00

Check in to Churchill Colledge

15:00 - 16:00

Registration at the Isaac Newton Institute

Session Chair

Mark Warner, University of Cambridge   INI, main lecture theatre

16:00 - 16:15

I-CAMP Welcome
Mark Warner and Timothy Wilkinson, University of Cambridge  | View Video Archive

16:15 - 16:45

I-CAMP Overview & Logistics
Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado at Boulder  | View Video Archive

16:45 - 17:30

Episodes from the History of Liquid Crystals
Tim Sluckin,
University of Southampton | View Video Archive

17:30 - 18:15

PANEL Discussion - From history to future of liquid crystals | View Video Archive

 Timothy Wilkinson (discussion moderator), University of Cambridge
 Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania
 John Ball, University of Oxford
 Eugene Terentjev, University of Cambridge
 Tim Sluckin, University of Southampton

20:00 - 22:00

 I-CAMP get-together party in the Eagle pub (DNA structure discovery site)



Thursday, June 27

Session Chair

Timothy Wilkinson, University of Cambridge Engineering Department, lecture theatre LR1

9:00 - 9:45

An Introduction to Liquid Crystals
John Goodby
and Stephen Cowling, University of York | View Video Archive | PDF

9:45 - 10:30

Q-tensor Theory: Introduction
Nigel Mottram,
University of Strathclyde | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

The Metaphase Spindle as an Active Liquid Crystal
Daniel J. Needleman,
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | View Video Archive | PDF

11:45 - 12:30

Active Nematics
Julia Yeomans,
University of Oxford | View Video Archive

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Daniel Phillips, Purdue University Engineering Department, lecture theatre LR1

14:00 - 14:45

Liquid Crystals Optics: Tutorial
Timothy Wilkinson
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive | PDF

14:45 - 15:30

Liquid Crystals and Solid Body Mechanics
Carl Modes, Rockefeller University | View Video Archive | PDF

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Tutorial "Homotopy Theory and Topological Defects"
Randall Kamien
, University of Pennsylvania | View Video Archive

16:45 - 17:30

Topology and Liquid Crystals
Michael Monastyrsky
, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics | View Video Archive | PDF

17:30 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.





Friday, June 28                                        Joint program with INI MLC workshop W4

Session Chair

Antonio DeSimone, International School for Advanced StudiesCentre for Mathematical Sciences, meeting room RM2

9:00 - 9:45

Three-dimensional Liquid Crystalline Superstructures for Photonics
Miha Ravnik
, University of Ljubljana | View Video Archive

9:45 - 10:30

Photo-Actuation in LC Glass
Carl Modes
, Rockefeller University | View Video Archive

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:30

Photo-elastomers
Mark Warner
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive

11:30 - 11:45

Conclusions

12:15 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado at BoulderCentre for Mathematical Sciences, meeting room RM2

14:00 - 14:45

Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks and Hydogels
Dick Broer
, Eindhoven University of Technology | View Video Archive

14:45 - 15:30

Kinetics of Light-Induced Patterning in Liquid Crystal Elastomers
Martin Čopič
, University of Ljubljana | View Video Archive

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Light
Peter Palffy-Muhoray
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

16:45 - 18:00

Poster Session I

18:00 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.



Saturday, June 29

Session Chair

Xiangjun Xing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Cavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces based on Liquid Crystals
Nicholas L. Abbott
, University of Wisconsin at Madison | View Video Archive | PDF

9:45 - 10:30

Biomolecular Sensing: Endotoxin-Induced Ordering Transitions in Liquid Crystalline Droplets
Nicholas L. Abbott
, University of Wisconsin at Madison | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Active Smectics
Sriram Ramaswamy
, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences | View Video Archive | PDF

11:45 - 12:30

Numerical Modelling of Liquid Crystals and Nematic Colloids, Tutorial/Overview
Michael Allen
, University of Warwick | View Video Archive | PDF

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 18:00

Tours, Football/Soccer, etc.

18:00 - 19:30

Punting



Sunday, June 30

Entire day

London Tours



Monday, July 01

Session Chair

Nariya Uchida, Tohoku UniversityCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

X-ray Diffraction: from Fundamentals to uses in Liquid Crystal Research
Alexander Lorenz
, University of Paderborn | View Video Archive

9:45 - 10:30

Liquid Crystal/Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials
Linda S. Hirst
, University of California at Merced | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Liquid Crystal/Quantum Dot Hybrid Materials
Linda S. Hirst
, University of California at Merced | View Video Archive | PDF

11:45 - 12:30

Chirality in Smectic Liquid Crystals: Molecular Chirality
David Walba
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | PDF

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Len Pismen, Israel Institute of TechnologyCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

14:00 - 14:45

Chirality in Smectic Liquid Crystals: The SmC* and the B2 Phases
David Walba
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | PDF

14:45 - 15:30

Patterned Surface Alignment I
Hiroshi Yokoyama
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Patterned Surface Alignment II
Hiroshi Yokoyama
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

16:45 - 17:30

Liquid Crystals and Topological Optics
Mark Dennis
, University of Bristol | View Video Archive

17:30 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.





Tuesday, July 02

Session Chair

David Chillingworth, University of SouthamptonCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

Optical Imprinting of Defects in Chiral Nematics: Modeling and Simulations
Slobodan Žumer
, University of Ljubljana | View Video Archive | PDF

9:45 - 10:30

Liquid Crystal Phase Transitions under Nanoconfinement and Role of Nanoparticles
Samo Kralj
, Jožef Stefan Institute | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Active Colloids: Simple Building Blocks for Smart Functional Materials
Ramin Golestanian
, University of Oxford | View Video Archive

11:45 - 12:30

Carbon Nanostructures and Liquid Crystals
Alan Windle
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Ibrahim Fatkullin, University of ArizonaCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

14:00 - 14:45

Liquid Crystals and Photonic Structures in Biology
Mohan Srinivasarao
, Georgia Institute of Technology | View Video Archive

14:45 - 15:30

Liquid Crystals and Structural Color in Biology
Mohan Srinivasarao
, Georgia Institute of Technology | View Video Archive

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals: Role of Orientational Degrees of Freedom (tutorial lecture)
Lech Longa
, Jagiellonian University | View Video Archive | PDF

16:45 - 17:30

PANEL Discussion - New Horizons in Liquid Crystal Research | View Video Archive

 Oleg Lavrentovich (discussion moderator), Kent State University
 Slobodan Žumer, University of Ljubljana
 Mohan Srinivasarao, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford

17:30 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.





Wednesday, July 03

Session Chair

Buddhapriya Chakrabarti, Durham UniversityCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

Chromonics
Oleg D. Lavrentovich
, Kent State University | View Video Archive | PDF

9:45 - 10:30

Holographic Displays Using Liquid Crystal Kinoforms
Bill Crossland
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Nanostructured Liquid Crystals I
Charles Rosenblatt
, Case Western Reserve University | View Video Archive | PDF

11:45 - 12:30

Nanoimaging of Liquid Crystals II
Charles Rosenblatt
, Case Western Reserve University | View Video Archive | PDF

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Sookyung Joo, Old Dominion UniversityCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

14:00 - 14:45

Liquid Crystals of nanoDNA: Hierarchical Self-Assembly and Selection
Noel Clark
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | PDF

14:45 - 15:30

Three-dimesional Laser Manipulation and Imaging of Liquid Crystals and Composites
Ivan Smalyukh
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | PDF

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Nematic Cells with Quasicrystalline Alignment Layers
Robert Pelcovits
, Brown University | View Video Archive

16:45 - 17:30

Career Development Forum | View Video Archive | PDF

 Ivan Smalyukh (discussion moderator), University of Colorado at Boulder
 Andriy Pototsky, University of Cape Town
 Darryl D. Holm, Imperial College London
 Uwe Thiele, Loughborough University

17:30 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.





Thursday, July 04

Session Chair

Tanniemola Liverpool, University of BristolCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

Liquid Crystal Defect Photonics
Ivan Smalyukh
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive

9:45 - 10:30

Dielectrophoresis and Liquid Crystal Dielectrophoresis
Carl Brown
, Nottingham Trent University | View Video Archive | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Athermal Photofluidization of Glasses or Controlling Viscosity with Light
Noel Clark
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | PDF

11:45 - 12:30

Liquid Crystal Lasers
Stephen M. Morris
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Miha Ravnik, University of LjubljanaCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

14:00 - 14:45

Chiral Materials and Devices
Harry Coles
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive | PDF

14:45 - 15:30

Liquid Crystal Nanophotonics
Timothy Wilkinson
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive | PDF

15:30 - 16:00

Break & Informal Discussions

16:00 - 16:45

Blue-phase Devices
Flynn Castles
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive

16:45 - 17:30

Outreach Forum | View Video Archive | PDF

 Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado at Boulder
 Noel Clark, University of Colorado at Boulder

17:30 - midnight

College/city tours, etc.





Friday, July 05                                       also the MLC meeting with young scientists

Session Chair

Sir John Ball, University of OxfordINI, main lecture theatre

9:00 - 9:45

The Excluded Volume of Convex Bodies
Epifanio G. Virga
, University of Pavia | View Video Archive

9:45 - 10:00

Self-Assembled Nanoparticle-Ligand Optical Metasurfaces
Jake Fontana
, Naval Research Laboratory | View Video Archive | Abstract | PDF

10:00 - 10:15

Towards an Optical Nano-Laboratory in a Liquid Crystal Defect
Paul Ackerman
, University of Colorado at Boulder | View Video Archive | Abstract

10:15 - 10:30

NMR Studies of DNA Aligned in DMPC/DHPC/CS Bicelle Mixtures
Natalia Kozlyuk
, University of California, Irvine | View Video Archive | Abstract | PDF

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:15

Probing Liquid Crystal Elastomer Structure with Polarized Light Scattering
Mykhailo Pevnyi
, Kent State University | View Video Archive | Abstract

11:15 - 11:30

Iridescent Films from Cellulose Nanocrystals
Ahu Gumrah Dumanli
, University of Cambridge | View Video Archive

11:30 - 11:45

Modelling Light Propagation Through Radial-Director Liquid Crystal Waveguides
Miha Čančula
, University of Ljubljana | View Video Archive | Abstract | PDF

11:45 - 12:00

Photonic Liquid Crystal Fiber Interferometer
David Poudereux Sánchez
, Technical University of Madrid | View Video Archive | Abstract | PDF

12:00 - 12:15

Visualizing Induced Fluid Flows around a Sphere in Isotropic and Nematic Liquids
Israel Lazo-Martinez
, Kent State University | View Video Archive | Abstract

12:15 - 12:30

Flashing Flexodomains and Electroconvection Rolls in a Nematic Liquid Crystal
Péter Salamon
, Wigner Research Centre for Physics | View Video Archive | Abstract | PDF

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session Chair

Tim Sluckin, University of SouthamptonINI, main lecture theatre

14:00 - 15:15

Science Policy Forum with Julian Huppert's Address | View Video Archive

15:15 - 17:30

Poster Session II

17:30 - 19:00

College/city tours, etc.

 

MLC Farewell





Saturday, July 06

Session Chair

Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado at BoulderCavendish Lab, Bragg building, lecture theatre 133

9:00 - 9:45

Liquid Crystal Electrooptics
Philip J. Bos
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

9:45 - 10:30

New Device Applications of Liquid Crystals
Philip J. Bos
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Informal Discussions

11:00 - 11:45

Gold Nanoparticles
Torsten Hegmann
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

11:45 - 12:30

Nanoparticle-Liquid Crystal Composites
Torsten Hegmann
, Kent State University | View Video Archive

12:30 - 14:00

Awarding Ceremony and Closing Remarks



 

updated - July 22, 2013