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NEW: Preliminary time schedule for ELOPTO

ELOPTO time schedule with talks, poster sessions and events

ELOPTO list of talks and posters

ELOPTO Book of Abstracts

Workshop program

The symposium will start with an opening reception on Sunday evening, September 2. Presentations will start on Monday morning. The symposium will end on Wednesday afternoon. Monday evening there will be a reception at the city hall. Tuesday evening there is a conference dinner in St-Peter's Abbey, a historic building near the city centre.

Invited speakers

The following invited speakers have already confirmed:

  • I. Smalyukh (Univ. Colorado): 'Optical and Electrical Manipulation of Shape-Morphing Elastomeric Colloidal Particles in Nematic Liquid Crystals'
  • P. Bartlett (Univ. Bristol): 'Electrically-controlled dynamics of colloidal particles in non-polar and liquid-crystalline solvents'
  • J. Stumpe (IAP Fraunhofer Inst., Potsdam): 'Electrically Tuneable Diffractive and Photonic Elements Based on Polymer-LC Composites and Elastomers'
  • S. Belli (Univ. Utrecht): 'New Insights on the Stability of Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals'
  • T. Palberg (Univ. Mainz): 'New challenges to electro-kinetic theory from optical experiments on dilute suspensions of charged spheres'
  • F. Mugele (Univ. Twente): 'Shaken not stirred - how electrowetting-driven drop oscillations prevent the formation of coffee stains'
  • Z.A. Schelly (Univ. Texas): 'Transient Electro-Optics of Soft Matter'

Sunday, September 2

The opening reception will be held from 19h to 21h in "Het Pand" (Kloostergang)


Monday, September 3

The conference will be opened at 9 a.m.

Presentations are from 9h until 17h30. There is a sandwich lunch at noon.

The city hall of Ghent invites you for a reception at 17h50

Tuesday, September 4

Presentations are from 9h until 17h30. There is a sandwich lunch at noon.

At 17h50 there is a guided boat trip in the city center of Ghent, ending near the site of the conference dinner.

The conference dinner will be held in St Peter's Abbey (Crypt) www.gent.be/sintpietersabdij starting at 19h


Wednesday, September 5

presentations from 9h until the lunch breack at noon. The Kerr Medal Award Lecture will be held at 12h10. In the afternoon there is an optional social event.


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