Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Cladis (1937 - 2017)

On July 3, 2017 the international liquid crystal community lost one of its pioneers, Patricia E. Cladis, who was also an Honored Member of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS).

Obituary of Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Cladis (1937 - 2017)

New Issue of Liquid Crystal Today

New issue of Liquid Crystal Today is available online.

August 2017 liquid crystal picture

Image of the clock-like texture of 5CB doped with a ruthenium complex, by Jun Yoshida, has been selected as the August 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

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Cliff Jones receives Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal of the IoP

Cliff Jones has been awarded one of the Institute of Physics' gold medals for 2017. Institute of Physics's gold medals reward outstanding and sustained contributions to physics by people of international reputation. Cliff has been recognised for his contributions to the application of physics in an industrial and commercial context. More information you will find on the website of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Positions at Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies

A post-doctoral and Ph.D. student position is open at the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. More information about the positions can be found on the the website.

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July 2017 liquid crystal picture

Image of a reactive mesogen expanded onto glycerol, by Greta Cukrov, has been selected as the July 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

ILC Gallery

22nd Conference on Liquid Crystals

The 22nd Conference on Liquid Crystals (Physics, Chemistry & Applications) will take place in Poland from 17th to 21st of September 2018. Organisers do not know a specific location yet. It will be announced soon.

24th National Conference on Liquid Crystals

We would like to invite you to attend the 24th National Conference on Liquid Crystals, which will be held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali in India (11-13 October 2017).


24th NCLC

June 2017 liquid crystal picture

The image of the transition from the chiral nematic to the twist-bend nematic phase, by Michael Tuchband, has been selected as the June 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

Liquid Crystal Gallery

Liquid Crystal Today, Vol. 26 (2) 2017

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the second issue of Liquid Crystals Today of this year, which, due to lack of submissions, will be somewhat shorter this time. I thus would like to remind the whole community to suggest topics to me that I can follow up, volunteer your students to write reviews about their outstanding work, suggest books to be reviewed, tell us about your latest efforts in public engagement, or simply volunteer to write about the latest conference you attended or are planning to attend. I would like to see contributions to the journal covering a breadth of topics and research areas, written by the whole community, not just a handful of people. You all do very interesting work in your laboratories, in your lecture theatres, with your computers and possibly just with paper and pencil. Let us know about it. This especially holds for the younger colleagues, who thus have a great opportunity to showcase their important work.

Ingo Dierking

Volume 26, 2017 - Issue 2

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