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Complex matter and geometric frustration


Complex matter and geometric frustration

The Laboratoire de Physique des Solides of the University Paris-Sud 11 Orsay is organising a scientific day "Complex matter and geometric frustration" with Jean-François SADOC on November 30, 2007

Programme of the 30th November 2007

09h00
Welcome coffee
09h30
Jean-Paul Pouget
Presentation of the day
09h45-10h00
Jacques Friedel
Introductory remarks
10h00-10h25
Rémy Mosseri
Geometric frustration and topological defects in condensed matter : the curved space model
10h25-10h50
Nicolas Rivier
Granular materials: Let’s have a little mess in there!
10h50-11h15
Brigitte Pansu
Blue phases defect and curved space
11h15-11h40
Marc Durand
Elasticity transport and geometry in cellular material
11h40-12h05
Gilles Tarjus
Geometric frustration and glass transition
12h15
Buffet
13h45-14h10
Jean Charvolin
DNA torical globules
14h10-14h35
Gervaise Mosser
The mystery of the tridimensional organization of the extra cellular matrix of living tissues
14h35-15h00
Jacques Chomilier
Hydrophobic packing and protein folding
15h00-15h15
Coffee break
15h15-15h40
John Seddon
Pressure-jump studies of cubic phase transitions in lyotropic liquid crystals
15h40-16h05
Stephen Hyde
Self-assembly of synthetic 3-arm polyphiles into ordered mesophases. Some theory, experiment and simulations
16h05-16h30
Marianne Impéror-Clerc
Structural studies of cubic phases
16h30-16h45
Jean-François Sadoc
Prospects
17h00
Cocktail

For more information, and/or confirm your attendance please contact Nadine Mehl by electronic mail or by phone at 01 69 15 53 26.