This DiStruc scientific training consists of a day packed with lectures covering a selected range of topics. It is a continuation of the training that took place in Heraklion and it is addressed mainly to the DiStruc fellows. However, there are limited positions available for graduate students and postdocs who wish to attend. This session is offered as an add-on to the Playing Colloidal Mikado workshop. For more information on how to register and the registration fees, please visit the registration page.

You can download the programme of the scientific training here


Tuesday 16 February 2016

Venue: Academisch Genootschap, Parklaan 93, Eindhoven


Predicting the mesoscale pitch of chiral liquid crystals using Onsager theory and computer simulation
Rik Wensink, Université Paris Sud, CNRS

10:45-11:15 Coffee break


Interfacial rheology and applications of suspensions in 2D
Jan Vermant, KU Leuven, ETH Zurich


Lunch break


Dynamics of rods: Smoluchowski theory
Jan Dhont, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


Molecular theories for thermo- and lyotropic nematic liquid crystalline phase transitions (Part III)
Paul van der Schoot, Eindhoven University of Technology


X-ray and neutron scattering applied to soft condensed matter: an introduction (Part II)
Patrick Davidson, Université Paris Sud, CNRS




DiStruc welcome dinner (**only for members of the DiStruc Network)



Wednesday 17 February 2016
Venue: Zwarte Doos TU/e campus


Microscopy and image analysis
Roel Dullens, University of Oxford