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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Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter Workshop 2017

Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter Workshop 2017

University of Colorado Boulder
21 - 22 September, 2017

ILCS Calendar

May 2017 Liquid Crystal Picture

The blocky texture of the twist-bend nematic phase, by Michael Tuchband, has been selected as the May 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

2018 MRS Spring Meeting

New event: 2018 MRS Spring Meeting (April 2-6, 2018) on Active Colloids with Order, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

ILCS Calendar

Research Fellow at the University of Leeds

Two research fellow jobs are available at the University of Leeds:

1. Research Fellow in the Synthesis of Novel Liquid Crystals MAPPA1041, closing date 25 Apr 2017.
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2. Research Fellow in Liquid Crystal Physics and Devices MAPPA1043, closing date 03 May 2017.
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Two new confreences in San Francisco, California

We have added two new events in the ILCS calendar:

To learn more about liquid crystal events please look at ILCS Events Calendar.

April 2017 liquid crystal picture

Image of a twist-bend nematic filaments formed inside a round capillary tube by Greta Cukrov has been selected as the April 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

Summer School "Liquid Crystal Modelling and Simulation: A Comprehensive Introduction"

We announce a Summer School to be held in Erice (Italy) from July 14th to July 18th, 2017. Main lecturers: Claudio Zannoni (Bottom-up models of liquid crystals), Slobodan Zumer (Complex topological defects in constrained LCs), Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Modelling LC devices), Tim Sluckin (Approximate statistical mechanics methods), Paolo Biscari and Antonio Di Carlo (Hydrodynamical models). More information you can find on the website.

ILCC 2020 in Portugal

The International Liquid Crystal Society is pleased to announce that Portugal was selected to host the 28th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC), which will be held in Lisbon in 2020.

About ILCC

Member Obituary: Professor Yuriy Reznikov

It is with great sadness that the international liquid crystal community learned of the untimely passing of Professor Yuriy Reznikov on Oct. 8, 2016. We have lost a distinguished member, colleague, mentor, and friend.

Obituary of Yuriy Reznikov