The Gordon Research Seminar on Liquid Crystals is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
This exciting two-day event will feature unpublished interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of science. The focus of this meeting is to encourage early-career scientists to exchange novel ideas and form new collaborations within the highly interdisciplinary community.
The seminar will include oral and poster sessions with a special emphasis on showcasing various interdisciplinary topics such as liquid crystals in confined systems, active matter, colloids/fibers/nanocomposites, polymers/elastomers, bio-inspired systems and optical devices. We encourage submissions on diverse theoretical and experimental topics.
The GRS in Liquid Crystals will provide ample stimulating discussion sessions and opportunities to network with senior mentors. Those applying to the GRS are strongly encouraged to submit an additional application to the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Liquid Crystals taking place on July 7-12, 2019 at Colby-Sawyer College.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 6, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.