13th New York Complex Matter Workshop

December 14, 2012

DEADLINE: December 7, 2012

Keynote Speaker: David Pine, Center for Soft Matter Research, Department of Physics, New York University
Keynote Address: The New Bond: colloids with directional interactions

Invited SpeakersNate Barlow, SUNY Buffalo

Charles Lusignan, Bausch & Lomb

Radhakrishna “Suresh” Sureshkumar, Syracuse University

Roseanna Zia, Cornell University

Location: Syracuse University (click on DIRECTIONS to find out how to get to Syracuse University from anywhere in New York, then click on PARKING to find the specific lot).  Registration will be in the Atrium of the Heroy Earth Science Building (Heroy is just north of the Carrier Dome, as you can see on this campus map).  The talks will be Heroy Auditorium located in the basement of the same building.

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm followed by informal discussion and dinner (also to be organized informally).  Registration and continental breakfast start at 9:15am.

Organizers: Mark Bowick, Cristina Marchetti, and Jen Schwarz (Syracuse), Itai Cohen and Abe Stroock (Cornell) and Moumita Das, Scott Franklin, and George Thurston (RIT).

Registration: Please send an email to erstebbi@syr.edu to register by Friday, December 7, 2011. Please include a title and abstract for your “sound bite” – a three minute update of your current research. The title and abstract should be in text form in the body of your e-mail. There will be a $15/person charge to cover coffee and lunch (to be paid by cash/check on the day of the meeting).

Goal: At this workshop we will have four talks from researchers in the New York area as well as one additional keynote speaker. The rest of the time will be taken up by short (3 minute) presentations. These presentations should give the audience a flavor for the research topic and techniques used to address the research problem discussed. The overall goal is to give the audience an overview of the type of research techniques being used and problems being studied in the New York area. The rest of the time will be unstructured and available for people to discuss possible collaborations or other research interests. As such we hope and expect that students will attend regardless of whether their faculty advisors can attend.

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