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Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center

The Frontiers of Soft Matter 2012 symposium celebrates the 70th birthday of our esteemed colleague, Noel Clark, in recognition of his diverse and enduring contributions to condensed matter physics and materials science, principally in the fields of liquid crystals, simple and complex fluids, biological self-assembly, and colloidal systems. Those who have had the privilege of working with Noel over the years have learned to appreciate his keen scientific insight and willingness to share ideas. This symposium is organized in the same spirit of enthusiasm and discovery.

This three-day meeting will highlight some of the most exciting experimental and theoretical research in soft matter science today, with invited lectures from leading researchers in the US and abroad that will emphasize emergent developments in materials science, soft condensed matter physics, chemistry, optics and photonics. Young scientists, including students and postdocs, are especially encouraged to attend. There will be contributed poster sessions for all symposium participants, with ample opportunities for discussion and interaction throughout the meeting.

The symposium will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, from May 16-18, 2012. The event is organized by Matt Glaser, Joe Maclennan, Ivan Smalyukh, and Dave Walba (Chair), under the auspices of the Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The symposium is now complete.