Mathematics of Materials and Macromolecules: Multiple Scales,
Disorder, and Singularities, September 2004 - June 2005
Friday Focus Group: Soft Matter
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
Department of Mathematics
Penn State University
University of Cambridge
The focus group on soft matter will meet on
Fridays to work on identifying problems and on developing models and analytic
and numerical methods to solve them. Topics addressed by the group during the
fall semester may include liquid crystals, ferroelectric materials, elastomers,
polymers and gels.
During the months of January and February, in addition to the continuation
of the topics initiated in the fall, the group will focus on polymer rheology.
The focus of efforts during the months of March and April will be on complex
In addition to the above organizers, long-term visitors will help to set topics,
organize activities, and coordinate participation with short-term visitors.
Talks in this focus group will be part of the Materials
Focus Group Meetings