BLCS Annual Meeting 2014: abstract submission and registration now open

durhamThe British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Conference, BLCS 2014, will take place in Durham between 14-16 April 2014. It will be the latest in a sequence of annual conferences dating back to the 1980s. The conference will cover cutting edge research across all elements of liquid crystal science, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, materials science and bio-science.


• applications of liquid crystals
• photonics
• phases and phase behaviour
• physical properties of liquid crystals
• liquid crystal synthesis
• theory and modelling of liquid crystals
• lyotropic, colloidal and chromonic liquid crystals
• bent core liquid crystals
• liquid crystal composites
• bio-inspired liquid crystals

Abstract Submission and Registration are now open via the conference website.

Conference flyer: BLCS_Annual Meeting_2014_flyer_b (updated 29 Jan 2014).

Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: UK-Korea Workshop on Soft Matter

Call for Participants to UK-Korea Workshop on Soft Matter
Date: 18-21 March 2014
Venue: National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, South Korea

The British Council Researcher Links scheme is inviting Early Career Researchers (within 10 years of their doctoral degree) from the UK and South Korea to apply to attend a workshop entitled ‘Soft Matter: Analysis, Applications and Challenges’. Deadline for applications: 1 February 2014. See here for further details.