In bringing together world-class European scientists representing different perspectives of liquid crystalline soft matter research, we wish to stimulate discussion around the future directions for the field, currently in an exciting exploratory phase of transformation. Several innovative, often interdisciplinary, themes are today developing, where liquid crystals meet e.g. biotechnology, colloids or photovoltaics. This workshop aims to contribute to the structuring of this process, aiding in producing a viable strategy for European researchers.

This is the web site of the ESF Exploratory workshop on
Frontiers in European Research on Liquid Crystalline Soft Matter,
which took place at the LC Lab Bandol, France, May 27th-29th, 2009.

You can download the Book of Abstracts here (1 MB).