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In this years meeting, which as in previous years will take place in the vicinity of Jülich from 10 to 13 November 2009, we intend to focus on:

  • Biosystems
  • Colloids
  • Polymers
  • Self Assembly
  • Slow Dynamics

Flyer & Poster

First Announcement JSMD 2009 (pdf.file)
Poster JSMD 2009 (pdf.file)
Second Announcement JSMD 2009 (pdf.file)


15 June 2009Submission of Abstract
August 2009 2nd Announcement
11 September 2009Deadline for Final Registration
10-13 November 2009 Jülich Soft Matter Days

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Preliminary Program Jülich

Tuesday, November 10

18.00 - 21.00 hRegistration/Welcome Buffet

Wednesday, November 11

8.00 h - 8:50 h Registration (continued)

Session : Biosystems I

9.00 hS. Safran (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
Stress response and mechanics of biological cells
9.30 hP. Nassoy (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
Probing the rheology of the cellular interface with membrane nanotubes
10.00 hR. Winkler (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Polyelectrolyte electrophoreses: A mesoscale hydrodynamics simulation study
10.30 hT. Yamamoto (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
Hybrid lipids as a biological surfactant
10.50 hCoffee/Tea Break

Session : Colloids I

11.20 hA. Turberfield (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
DNA nanostructures and molecular machinery
11.50 hS. Zumer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Colloidal superstructures in liquid crystals
12.20 hK. Kang (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Responsive double-layer polarization and phase/state transitions of charged fibrous viruses (fd) in external electric fields
12.50 hA. Denton (North Dakota University, Fargo, USA)
Poisson-Boltzmann theory of charged colloids: Limits of the cell model for salty suspensions
13.10 hLunch

Session : Polymers I

14.30 hM. Doi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Modeling the drying process of a droplet of polymer solution on a substrate
15.00 hD. Vlassopoulos (IESL-Forth, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece)
Stress relaxation in entangled branched polymers
15.30 hH. Endo (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Structure and dynamics of polyrotaxane studied by contrast variation neutron scattering
16.00 hM. Zamponi (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Topological confinement in branched polymer melts
16:30 hD. Del Biondo (University Claude Bernard Lyon, Villeurbanne, France)
Linear and non-linear rheology of entangled polymer melts: A slip-link model
16:50 hPoster Session | & Coffee/Tea Break
19.00 hDinner

Thursday, November 12


Session : Self Assembly

8.30 hS. Egelhaaf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Dissolution of amphiphiles
9.00 hT. Hashimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Shear-induced self-assembly of semidilute polymer solutions into shish-kebab superstructures
9.30 hE. Mendes (Delft University, The Netherlands)
Hardening of polymer gels in the presence of magnetic fields
9:50 hM. Gradzielski (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Characterisation, chemical modification, and stabilisation of nanoemulsions produced by the PIC method
10.10 hCoffee/Tea Break

Session : Colloids II

11.00 hP. Leiderer / A. Erbe (Universität Konstanz, Germany)
Colloids: Mesoscopic model systems of matter on a nano scale
11.30 hP. van der Schoot (Eindhoven University, The Netherlands)
Isotropic-nematic interfaces: Surface tension and anchoring versus bulk elasticity
12.00 hU. Steiner (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Non-equilibrium polymer chain conformations in polymer films
12.30 hH. van den Ende (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Glass transition and aging in dense suspensions of thermosensitive microgel particles
13:00 hT. Vissers (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Oppositely charged colloids near- and out-of-equilibrium
13.20 hLunch
14.30 hPoster session || & Coffee/Tea Break

Session : Biosystems II

16.30 hR. Goldstein (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Synchronization of Eukaryotic Flagella
17.00 hK. Kruse (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
Self-organization of active polar gels and cell motility
17.30 hH. Noguchi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dynamics of red blood cells in steady and oscillatory shear flows
17.50 hS. Ghosh (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Interaction of synaptic vesicles with lipid monolayers: A structural investigation by X-ray reflectivity and GIXD
18.10 hY. Sun (Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France)
Double end-grafted DNA's as force sensors for bio-adhesion spreading
19.30 hConference Dinner

Friday, November 13


Session : Polymers II

8.30 hD. Theodorou (University of Athens, Greece)
Meeting the challenge of long time scales in molecular simulations of polymers
9.00 hJ. Colmenero (Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastián, Spain)
Dynamics of asymmetric polymer blends
9.30 hE. Grelet (CNRS-Université Bordeaux, France)
Role of chirality in the self-organization of colloidal rods
10:00 hL. Harnau (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Selfdiffusion, collective diffusion, and viscoelastic relaxation in semidilute entangled polymer solution
10.20 hCoffee/Tea Break

Session : Slow Dynamics

11.00 hK. Schweizer (University of Illinois, USA)
Activated dynamics in glassy suspensions and fluids: From hard and soft spheres to complex objects
11.30 hU. Seifert (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Stochastic thermodynamics of driven soft matter
12.00 hJ. Brader (Universität Konstanz, Germany)
Glass rheology: Constitutive relations from mode coupling theory
12.30 hW. Pyckhout-Hintzen (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Molecular rheology and small angle neutron scattering on branched polymers in the non-linear deformation regime
12.50 hK. Harth (Universität Magdeburg, Germany)
Flow dynamics in anisotropic quasi two-dimensional liquids
13.10 hClosing
13.20 hLunch
14.30 hDeparture