As seen by the local news
A reporter from Cursor, the local news site of the Eindhoven University of Technology, attended the DiStruc Public Lectures and wrote a short praising article, describing the event.
The article begins with the presentation of Roel Dullens who introduced the audience to the 'wondrous world of colloids', and showed live from the lab in Oxford how the experiments are actually performed. Then David Dunmur took over and 'provided an overview of the development since their discovery at the end of the 19th century of these special colloids, which we know best from LCD screens.' Finally, 'a table filled with glassware was rolled into the Filmzaal' and the people present participated in a hands-on demonstration provided by Teijin Aramid, one of the industrial partners of DiStruc. They 'were allowed personally to empty a syringe of liquid crystals into a beaker of salt water. With a certain measure of dexterity this resulted in meters-long fibers, which were displayed on the table.'
The full article can be found here. (tip: if you are confident with Dutch, switch language. The native version is more thorough.)
If you missed the lectures, go to the DiStruc YouTube channel.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:02:00 PM