Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Topological Defects in Smectic Liquid Crystals: Applied Measured Foliations"

Randy Kamien (University of Pennsylvania)
- | DRL A6

Smectic liquid crystals are layered systems that abound in nature.  I will introduce these materials and show how the long-lived, topologically protected

excitations defy simple classification.  I will describe our attempts.

This seminar is also the Mathematics Colloquium and will be preceded by tea at 3:15 pm in DRL 4E17.