This conference will bring together students and scientists interested in soft matter systems such as polymers, colloids, surfactants, membranes, biomaterials and their composites. Soft Matter is characterized by multi component mixtures, large ranges of length and time scales and many interacting degrees of freedom, leading to complex structures, phase behaviour and dynamics. This implies high sensitivity to external fields and ubiquitous and significant non-equilibrium phenomena.
Soft matter science requires an interdisciplinary approach connecting theoretical, computational and experimental physics, physical chemistry, material science and biology. A special focus of discussion in this context will be the application of soft matter concepts to biological and biomimetic systems.
In this field, basic science and a broad range of modern technological application encompassing also many aspects of nano-science are closely related. These links will be emphasized during this conference, thereby fostering the exchange between academia and industry.
There will be four types of presentations: plenary talks, invited and contributed talks, and posters. These will be chosen by the program committee in cooperation with the advisory board. The contributed talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.
Surfaces and Interfaces
Dynamics of Complex Fluids