Boulder International Workshop on Light-Controlled Liquid Crystalline Complex Adaptive Materials - L (LC2CAM)

Venue: University of Colorado at Boulder

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 10, 2008
Registration Date: Aug 06, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2008
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Description

The Boulder LC2CAM International Workshop will enable researchers working at the forefronts of materials science & optics to discuss the emerging uses of light for control of ordered soft materials and advances in the use of liquid crystals to control light. Workshop topics include:

* Laser trapping and manipulation in liquid crystals
* Tunable and frequency-selective negative-index media
* Light-induced phase transitions
* Nonlinear optics of liquid crystals
* Light-controlled surface anchoring phenomena
* Confocal, multiphoton fluorescence, and CARS microscopy of liquid crystals
* Holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals
* Light-controlled liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers
* Optics of colloidal and nanostructured systems
* Sensors and wavefront control devices

Important Dates:

* 1st call for papers February 5, 2008
* Final call for papers June 1, 2008
* Fellowship application deadline June 5, 2008
* Abstract deadline July 15, 2008
* Publication of program August 1, 2008

The Boulder LC2CAM Workshop will bring together both prominent & junior scientists. Participation of students & postdoctoral fellows is strongly encouraged, and up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to support travel of early-career scientists. The presentations will be webcasted in real time and, in addition to the on-site audience, registered participants around the World will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Workshop Features & Events:

* Invited & Contributed Talks;
* Poster Session
* Exhibition
* Pre-Workshop Tutorials
* Real-Time Webcasting of Presentations
* Career Development Program
* International Outreach Forum
* Student Best Paper Prizes to be Awarded
* No Conference Fee
* Travel Support for Minority Students & Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions
* Tour to Rocky Mountain National Park (http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm)
* Receptions

All Events are Free & Open to the Public.

Venue

2000 Colorado Ave.
Boulder
Colorado
United States
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