Challenges and opportunities in soft matter

Posted on: 03/07/2017

Soft matter systems are ubiquitous in industry and also arise in many biological contexts.

Soft matter systems Рsuch as liquids, colloids, polymers, foams, gels, granular materials, liquid crystals, and a number of biological materials Рshare common mathematical structures.

Professor Sir Sam Edwards FRS, who is credited with being one of the great scientific minds of the 20th Century, made great advances in the field of soft matter theory.  The Edwards Symposia Series has been organised to pay tribute to his life and work by highlighting the latest developments in soft matter science with a particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on theoretical and mathematical models, and on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials, and design. Each event will include opportunities for industrial participants to identify challenging questions that can stimulate future academic work and collaboration. Leading academic speakers will convey their latest scientific work, in a forum intended to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary discussions across the industry/academia boundary.

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The next Edwards Symposia will take place on Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th September 2017 at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, with the support of Unilever. Further information, including a Provisional Programme, are available on the event web page. The programme will include a drinks reception on Wednesday 6th and on Thursday 7th there will be a workshop dinner at Gonville & Caius College.  The deadline for submitting a poster request is Friday 21st July 2017.

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