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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.

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New Research Group in India: Soft Matter Research Group

Soft Matter Research Group at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati joins to affiliated ILCS research groups.

New Research Group in India: Laboratory of Smart Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry

New research group website in India:

Chinese Liquid Crystal Society

I am pleased to inform you that the Chinese Liquid Crystal Society (Director, Prof. Li Xuan) has formally become an Affiliate Society Member of the ILCS. Today, China is one of the major contributors to the advancement of science and technology of liquid crystals. It has been much anticipated that CLCS joins the ILCS. This is the culmination of long efforts by the past presidents and leadership of the society. I would like to express my gratitude for their foresight and resilient endeavor.

Please join me to welcome CLCS as our new Society Member.

Hiroshi YOKOYAMA, Ph.D.
President, International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS)

Facebook Page

Good news! International Liquid Crystal Society now has a Facebook Page, which you can visit by clicking here.


New Subpage: International Liquid Crystal Conference

We have added a new subpage about International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC).

Two-day conference on cholesteric lyotropic liquid crystals

On May 10-12, 2017, the Experimental Soft Matter Physics Group (headed by Jan Lagerwall) and the Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Group (headed by Tanja Schilling) of the University of Luxembourg are organizing Twisted, a focused conference on the physics, chemistry and applications of cholesteric lyotropic liquid crystals developing in colloidal suspensions of chiral nanorods. The conference is motivated by the rapidly growing interest in liquid crystals formed by nanocrystals of cellulose or chitin, filamentous viruses, carbon nanotubes and similar rod-like nanoparticles. Some of the world's leading researchers in the field are coming to Luxembourg for this two-day meeting, which will give an excellent view of the state of the art of research in the field. You can read more about the conference on its website: www.twisted.lcsoftmatter.com.

Welcome to our new website!

After months of hard work, we are pleased to welcome you to the newly redesigned website of the International Liquid Crystal Society. The website has been created by our webmaster - Mateusz Mrukiewicz.

Here are just some of the features we’d like to highlight:
  • The website is fully responsive, therefore it is much easier to use on mobile devices and tablets.
  • Visit the new Art Contest section gallery with beautiful liquid crystal pictures.
  • Find all the liquid crystal related events and submit your events as well.
  • Check out the Education section. Here you will find interesting teaching sources, e.g. books, web tutorials, education programs, and videos.
  • You can find the information about the research groups around the world led by ILCS members, just visit the Research Groups section.

This is the first stage of the changes and the work will continue to improve and develop our new site. We encourage you to explore the new site, although much has changed, all of the resources that we have created over the years are still part of the site.

We hope you enjoy the new look, please let us know what you think by sending an email. If you need assistance finding anything, please contact us.

Of course, please do share the news about our wonderful new site!



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John Goodby is awarded the Royal Medal

We are pleased to announce that, John Goodby is awarded the Royal Medal, one of the most prestigious awards of the Royal Society.
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Results of ILCS Elections 2016

The results of the recent ILCS elections are as follows:

New President: Hiroshi Yokoyama
New Vice-President: Helena Godinho

Please join me in congratulating both on their new post, which will commence during the ILCC in August 2016 at Kent State University.

Ingo Dierking

Prof. J. Lagerwall finished his job as a webmaster

From 1st of January of 2016 Prof. Jan Lagerwall is no longer the webmaster of the ILSC web site. His duties are taken over by Mateusz Mrukiewicz, Ph.D. The International Liquid Crystal Society expresses its gratitude to Jan for his work as the webmaster from 2008 to 2015, which led to some major improvements and new functionalities of the web site.