Seminar Organisers

Ioatzin Rios de Anda
(Physics, Soft Matter)

Pierangelo Gobbo, Sebastien Rochat

Silke Henkes
(Fluids and Materials)

FMM Discussion Events

22nd-23rd June (provisional)
(organiser: Paddy Royall)
Materials out of Equilibrium
date TBA
(organiser: Pierangelo Gobbo)
Porous Materials
date TBA
(organiser: Sebastien Rochat)

The Soft Matter Network brings together researchers working in Soft Materials across the University from nine departments, including Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Earth Sciences, Engineering Maths and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience in addition to the traditional areas of Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

In time we hope this will lead to productive collaborations and provide opportunities for new research directions.

The network launched on Wed. 5th Dec 2018 (poster on the left).

Upcoming events and seminars:

  1. Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge
    Tuesday, 5th March, 16:00.
  2. Guillaume Salbreux, Francis Crick Institute
    LG22, Fry building, Tuesday, 12th March, 14:00.
    (Fluids and Materials)
  3. Alice Pyne, UCL
    Wednesday, 25th March, 14:00.
    (Physics, Soft Matter)
  4. Joshua Robinson, University of Bristol
    Wednesday, 1st April
    (Physics, Soft Matter)
  5. Pablo Cincotta, University of Sheffield
    LG22, Fry building, Tuedsay, 5th May, 14:00,
    (Fluids and Materials)
  6. Steve Armes, University of Sheffield
    Tuedsay, Friday, 15th May,
  7. Hermes Gadelha, Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
    The wiggly mathematical tale of the sperm tail and other fables
    (Fluids and Materials)

International Soft Matter Workshop IX, Cornwall, February 28-March 2 2019

Soft Matter of Life, Symposium, plenary talk  by Stephen Mann, May 2019

Soft Matter in Geological Systems, Heidy Mader, late spring 2019

Water UK, John Russo, late spring 2019

Nucleation and Glassy Behaviour in Aerosols, Jonathan Reid, early summer 2019

  • Ludovic Berthier, Montpellier University.
    Equilibrium Simulations of Supercooled Liquids Beyond Laboratory Timescales
    Wednesday, 26th February, 14:00.
    (Physics, Soft Matter)
  • Daniel Bonn, University of Amsterdam, NL
    The Science of Blood
    Thursday, 27th February, 12:00.
    (joint FMM & Physics, Soft Matter)
  • Three-Dimensional Active Defect Loops
    Gareth Alexander, University of Warwick
    3.34, Physics building, Wednesday, 19th February, 15:00.
    (Physics, Soft Matter)
  • Non-classical nucleation of crystals: where the obvious answers are wrong but the correct answers are (almost) obvious
    James Lutsko, Université Libre, Brussels
    3rd Feb 2020, 17:00, Mott Lecture Theatre, Physics
    (Physics Colloquium)
  • Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University, NC
    25th Nov 2019, 16:00, 3.21, Physics
    (Physics, Soft Matter)
  • Marjolein Dijkstra, Utrecht University, NL
    14th Oct 1700, 17:00, Mott Lecture Theatre, Physics
    (Physics Colloquium)
  • Metamaterials and Topological Mechanics
    Prof. Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania
    Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 13:15, Room 4W 1.7 (The Wolfson Room), University of Bath
  • What are SMART physical scientists interested in?
    Dr. Nicoletta Gnan, Sapienza University of Rome
    Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 18:00, Lecture Theatre 4, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
  • Twisted topological tangles: or the knot theory of knitting
    Dr. Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 14:00
    Seminar Room, NSQI building, University of Bristol
  • Frontiers in Glass: At the Interface between Earth Science and Synthetic Materials
    Room G25, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, 20th - 21th May 2019
  • Fausto Martelli, IBM Research
    The mysteries of water: a journey of (almost) 100 years
    Room SM1, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, 11th April 2019
  • Ian Griffiths, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
    iPhones and Dysons: using fluid dynamics to tailor technology
    Main Maths Building, SM3, Thursday 24th January 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • The physics and engineering of active matter
    Roberto di Leonardo, Sapienza Università di Roma
    NSQI seminar room, NSQI building, Wednesday 30th January, 2019, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Plasticity, shear-banding and rejuvenation in model glasses
    Damien Vandembroucq, ESPCI Paris
    3.34, Physics, Wednesday 5th December 2018, 14:00
  • Soft matter network lunch
    SM1, School of Maths, Wednesday 5th December 2018, 15:00
  • Acoustic and hyperelastic metamaterials – stretching the truth?
    William Parnell, University of Manchester
    Main Maths Building, SM3, Thursday 6th December 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Painting with Bacteria
    Wilson Poon, University of Edinburgh
    3.34, Physics, Thursday 6th December 2018, 16:00
  • Dense packing of spheres in cylinders
    Adil Mughal, Aberystwyth University

    Room 3.34 Physics, Wednesday 23 January 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm