Interfaces, Topological Defects and Flexible Packings: Applied Geometry in Condensed Matter

Aspen Center for Physics, June 15 - July 6

Organizers

Rob Kusner (UMass Amherst), kusner@math.umass.edu
Christian Santangelo (UMass Amherst), csantang@physics.umass.edu
Alex Travesset (Iowa State & Ames), trvsst@ameslab.gov

Schedule, Week 3 (June 30-July 4)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning
11:30am
2pmAlex, KGB, Randy
"Minimal Surfaces"
Bethe
William Irvine, "Colloidal assemblies on surfaces"
Yuriy Mishchenko, "Packing in the brain"
Bethe
Veit Elser
"Geometry of Zome tools"
Patio
3pmColloquium
5:30pmCenter BBQWorkshop BBQWilliam Irvine
"Knotted States of Light"
Smart Hall
Schedule, Week 2 (June 22-June 28)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning
2pmKa Yee Lee
"Physics of Breathing"
Bethe
Mark Bowick
Robin Selinger
Vincenzo Vitelli
"Defects on curved surfaces"
Bethe
Kusner, Grason
"Contact structures and blue phases"
Patio
3pmColloquium
Shura Grosberg
5:30pmCenter BBQWorkshop BBQ
Schedule, Week 1 (June 16-June 20)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning
2pmWelcome
Patio
Bell Sessions I
Patio
Bell Sessions II
Patio
Bell Sessions III
Bethe
3pmColloquium
5:30pmCenter BBQWorkshop BBQ