The next workshop in the British Liquid Crystal Society (BLCS) Annual Training Workshops series will be held on an online platform on 7-8 January 2021.
The two-day event will include a mixture of “live” and pre-recorded lectures, discussion hours and modelling training sessions, and a mini-symposium. The workshop is intended for early-stage researchers (primarily PhD students, but also post-doctoral research associates and researchers in industry, relatively new to the field of liquid-crystal research, irrespective of their academic disciplines). The workshop when held in traditional setup can offer only limited number of places.
For further details and to register your interest please download this Expression of Interest form. Note the extended deadline for expressions of interest is 16th December 2020.
The final programme will be made available here in due course. The list of speakers confirmed so far is as follows:
- Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti
- Prof. Cliff Jones
- Prof. Apala Majumdar
- Prof. Georg Mehl
- Prof. Nigel Mottram
- Dr Mamatha Nagaraj
- Prof. Jon Preece
- Prof. Ivan Smalyukh
- Prof. Gordon Tiddy
- Prof. Mark R. Wilson
- Prof. Julia Yeomans
- Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra
We are delighted to announce the opening of the 2021 call for BLCS Prizes and Medals. The British Liquid Crystal Society is calling for nominations for the below listed society awards. All nominations must be sent to the Secretary (contact details and advert can be view here
) by the deadline of Wednesday 20th January 2021
. Society awards:
- G.W. Gray Medal
- C. Hilsum Medal
- BLCS Young Scientist Prize
Please see the advert
and the BLCS website for full rules on each award here
The BLCS Student Hardship Fund aims to support PhD students near the end of their studies whose project has been delayed by Covid-19 and who have run out or are about to run out of funding. The fund is to be considered as a last resort, to be used if no other funding support, e.g. from research councils, is available. The fund is time limited. Applications will not be possible after the end of October 2021, but the fund may be extended should the need arise.
For full details of eligibility and application process, please read the following linked document: HardshipFund-201029.