Colloquium Lectures

Defect profiles in nematic liquid crystals: 2d vs 3d
Speaker: Prof. Nguyen Luc, Oxford University, UK

Time: 9h30, Friday,  August 19, 2016
Venue: Room 301, Building A5, Institute of Mathematics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi.
Abstract: Liquid crystals are matter in a state which exhibits properties of both liquids and solid crystals. In this talk I will survey around an open problem regarding symmetry of the so-called ``defects'' in the Landau - de Gennes model for liquid crystals in nematic (thread-like) phase. Joint work with R. Ignat, V. Slastikov and A. Zarnescu.