ALS user meeting workshop 2016







(Left-right: Dave Walba, Chenhui Zhu, Sujoy Roy, Leo Radzihovsky, Jefferey Kortright, Mirek Salamoncyzk, Nicholas Kotov, Elda Hegmann, Torten Hegmann, Ron Zuckermann, Noel Clark, Tony Jakli, Greg Grason, Michael Tuchband.)

Missing: Steve Kevan, Ben Mc Morran

(Left to right: Leo Radzihovsky, James Lee, Greg Grason -backrow, Mirek Salamoncyzk -front row, Torsten Hegmann, Gong Chen, Elda Hegmann, Antoine Wojdyla, Tony Jakli, Michael Tuchband, Chenhui Zhu)




(Left-right: Dave Walba, Eric Meshot, Sujoy Roy, Leo Radzihovsky, Jefferey Kortright, Mirek Salamoncyzk, Nicholas Kotov, Elda Hegmann, Torten Hegmann, Ron Zuckermann, Noel Clark, Tony Jakli, Greg Grason, Michael Tuchband.)


[Info on ALS user meeting program 2016:  User meeting dates: Oct 3-5, 2016]



Workshop title:   Chirality, symmetry breaking and topological defects

Date: Oct. 5, 2016
Location: Advanced Light Source, LBNL, Berkeley, CA 94720

Organizers:

Chenhui Zhu 1 , Sujoy Roy 1 , Steve Kevan 1,  David Walba 2

1 Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2 Soft Materials Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder, USA


Workshop theme: 

This workshop brings together experts from both hard (magnetism) and soft condensed matter (liquid crystals, biopolymer), both experimentalists and theorists, to discuss interesting phenomena in this interdisciplinary area, including (1) how achiral liquid crystal molecules form chiral, ferroelectric, helical phases due to spontaneous symmetry breaking; (2) the fascinating formation of skyrmion in magnetic materials and liquid crystals, topological defects and their annihilation, stripe domains, etc. The role of novel X-rays techniques will be explored in investigating these materials, in the context of ALS-U (upgrade into diffraction limited synchrotron source).

The target audience will be researchers working in the liquid crystal, magnetism, and other fields concerning chirality and spontaneous symmetry breaking.




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Invited Speakers (tentative): 




Dr. Benjamin McMorran                    U. Oregon                         

Dr. Gong Chen                                  LBL

Dr. James Lee                                    LBL

Prof. Nicholas Kotov                            University of Michigan


Prof. Noel Clark                               University of Colorado Boulder 
  
 
Prof. Tony Jakli                                 Kent State University 
    

Prof. Torsten Hegmann                    Kent State University 
   

Profl.  Leo Radzihovsky,                  U. Colorado Boulder
   

Prof. Greg Grason                            U. Mass. Amherst

Dr. Ron Zuckermann                         LBL

Prof. Elda Hegmann                           Kent State Unverity
   

Prof. David Walba                                U. Colorado Boulder



to be confirmed 





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