University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Wednesday, December 6th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mark Bowick, KITP, Santa Barbara
Subject: Facets of Order

What determines shape? Energy minimization in flexible systems with competition between order and shape change can lead to a wide variety of shapes including highly faceted singular structures. I will discuss the shape of molecularly-thin vesicles with liquid crystalline order.

Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii

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