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Geometry of Soft Matter

Workshop | Monday, May 21, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018

Directors: Efi Efrati, Luiz Evangelista, Elisabetta Matsumoto, Ricardo Mosna, Italo Oliveira, Jonathan Selinger, Eran Sharon
Date Time Speakers Name Talk Title

Monday

May 21, 2018

08:45 am - 09:15 am

REGISTRATION/OPENING

09:15 am - 10:00 am

Fernando Moraes
UFRPE

An analogy between a liquid crystal hyperbolic metamaterial and the Milne universe

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Hayley Sohn
University of Colorado Boulder

Topological solitons

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Danilo Liarte
Cornell University

Insights on the smectic ‘spacetime’ microstructure

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Daniel Beller
Brown University

What doesn’t vanish with a boojum: Defects across the nematic-smectic A phase transition

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Antonio De Simone
SISSA

Biological and Bio-Inspired Motility at Microscopic Scales: Locomotion by Shape Control

12:45 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

OPEN DISCUSSION I

03:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Roberta Almeida
UTFPR

Dielectric Spectroscopy of modulated liquid crystal structure

03:45 pm - 04:15 pm

Yair Shokef
Tel Aviv University

Geometrically Frustrated Mechanical Metamaterials

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm

Alberto Saa
UNICAMP

Doughnut-shaped soap bubbles

04:45 pm - 05:15 pm

COFFEE BREAK

05:15 pm - 05:45 pm

Luciano Teresi
University of Rome

Morphing of fibered cylinders under controlled stress state

05:45 pm - 06:30 pm

Leo Radzihovsky
University of Colorado-Boulder

Fracton-Elasticity Duality

Tuesday

May 22, 2018

09:00 am - 09:45 am

Daina Taimina
Cornell University

Tactile Hyperbolic Geometry

09:45 am - 10:15 am

Michael Moshe
Harvard University

Geometric aspects of epithelial tissue mechanics

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Daniel Sussman
Syracuse University

Marginal rigidity and anomalous interfaces in simple models of dense biological tissue

10:45 am - 11:15 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Robijn Bruinsma
University of California, Los Angeles

Orientational Phase Transitions: from liquid crystals to viral capsids

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Anne Bernheim
Ben-Gurion University

Spontaneous buckling of contractile poroelastic actomyosin sheets

12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK

01:45 pm - 02:15 pm

Alejandro Rey
McGill University

Biological Plywoods: Structure and Functionality

02:15 pm - 02:45 pm

Luis Bonilla
University Carlos III of Madrid

Stochastic modeling and analysis of blood vessel formation

02:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Moumita Das
Rochester Institute of Technology

Structure function properties of cytoskeletal and extracellular networks: Mechanics and crack propagation

03:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Thomas Powers
Brown University

Shapes of Colloidal Membranes

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Mark Warner
University of Cambridge

IIP COLLOQUIUM - Inducing curved metrics in materials gives new mechanics

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

POSTER SESSION

Wednesday

May 23, 2018

09:00 am - 09:45 am

Antonio Figueiredo Neto
University of São Paul

Nonlinear optical properties of magnetic fluids

09:45 am - 10:15 am

Dora Izzo
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Ordering of rods near planar and curved surfaces

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Paola Nardinocchi
University of Rome

Swelling induced morphing of thin soft sheets

10:45 am - 11:15 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Benny Davidovitch
University of Massachusetts

Geometrically incompatible confinement and asymptotically isometric mechanics

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Erik Luijten
Northwestern University

Reversible self-assembly of molecular superstructures: From twisted fibers to hydrogels

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Zeb Rocklin
Georgia Institute of Technology

Controlling the Softness of Metamaterials: Corner Modes via Topology

12:45 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

GROUP EXCURSION

Thursday

May 24, 2018

09:15 am - 10:00 am

Rafael Zola
Federal University of Technology - Parana

Helical Axis Switching in Chiral Liquid Crystalline Nanostructure: Microspheres and Zigzag Pattern

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Francesca Serra
Johns Hopkins University

Effect of lateral confinement on defect arrays in nematic liquid crystals

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Elisabetta Matsumoto
Georgia Institute of Technology

Why be straight: or the undeniable pervasiveness of twisting

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Italo Oliveira
Federal University of Alagoas

Tunable topological valence in nematic shells on anisotropic particles

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Rodolfo Teixeira de Souza
Federal Technological University Of Paraná

Nematic Liquid Crystals Confined In Concentric Cylinders: Theoretical and Simulation Results

12:45 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

OPEN DISCUSSION II

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm

Mark Warner
University of Cambridge

Topography from flat sheets of programmed LC solids

03:45 pm - 04:15 pm

Hillel Aharoni
University of Pennsylvania

Making Faces: Universal Inverse Design of Surfaces with Thin Nematic Elastomer Sheets

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm

Haim Diamant
Tel Aviv University

Hyperuniform dynamic structures of forced colloids

04:45 pm - 05:15 pm

COFFEE BREAK

05:15 pm - 05:45 pm

Marcelo Dias
Aarhus University

Using paper-cutting as a strategy for 3D shape-change

05:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Alessandro Lucantonio
SISSA

Computational design of non-Euclidean gel plates

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

CONFERENCE DINNER

Friday

May 25, 2018

09:00 am - 09:45 am

Randall Kamien
University of Pennsylvania

The Topological Character of Smectic Liquid Crystals

09:45 am - 10:15 am

Julianne Simmchen
TU Dresden

Assembly of active colloids

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Suraj Shankar
Syracuse University

Statistics and Mechanics of Kirigami

10:45 am - 11:15 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Julien Chopin
Federal University of Bahia

Dynamic wrinkling and strengthening of a filament in a viscous fluid

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Andrej Kosmrlj
Princeton University

Mechanical instabilities in growing biological systems: wrinkling and branching

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

CONCLUDING REMARKS

12:45 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK