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Scientific Program



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The scientific objectives of the conference are organized around five plenary lectures:

 Colloidal Physics: what are the connections between confinement and colloidal physics?
 Polymer Blends: What is the impact of confinement on the macroscopic dynamics of Polymers? We would like a general review on the notion of dynamical heterogeneity in polymer blends as a function of time scales and length scales.
 Microfluidics: We would like to get a general review of microfluidics basis and microfluidics applications to the fields of materials synthesis, rheology, porous media or high throughput analysis.
 Biological systems: We want to understand the statistical physics of biological macromolecules in constrained environments and how biology and physics can help each other.
 Glass Transition: what is the physics of glass transition in polymers? We are particularly interested in the effect of confinement on the polymer dynamics and on the glass transition temperature.

Confirmed Speakers

Plenary Lectures:

 «Polymer Blends/Polymer Dynamics side» : Juan Colmenero (University of the Basque Country)
 «MicroFluidics» : D. Weitz (Harvard University)
 «Biological System» : A. Grosberg (New York University)
 «Glass Transition» : M. Ediger (University of Wisconsin)
 «Colloidal Physics» : W. Poon (Edinburgh)

Invited Lectures:

 F. Lequeux (ESPCI)
 D. Theodorou (National Technical University of Athens)
 S. Glotzer (University of Michigan)
 L. Cipelletti (University of Montpellier)
 D. Richter (Forschungszentrum Jülich and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)