Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Liberty B
For Part II, see MS13; For Part III, see MS20.
"Liquid Crystal" is the name given to certain mesophases of condensed matter that exhibit properties of both liquids (lack of positional order) and crystals (orientational order). A wide variety of ordered phases are possible, and an equally wide variety of materials are capable of exhibiting some form of liquid-crystal order.This area is rich in structure and phenomena. It is complex, beautiful, and interesting from a scientific point of view, and of high importance in technology and applications.This minisymposium will focus on the mathematical and numerical modeling and analysis of a variety of problems arising in the physics of liquid crystals, with an emphasis on continuum models for equilibria, defects, phase transitions, and flow phenomena.Organizers: Maria-Carme Calderer