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Hot Topics: Shape and Structure of Materials October 01, 2018 - October 05, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 05, 2018 16 days ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 01, 2018 4 months ago
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Series: Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Myfanwy Evans (TU Berlin), LEAD Frank Lutz (TU Berlin), Dmitriy Morozov (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), James Sethian (University of California, Berkeley), Ileana Streinu (Smith College)
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Tangled honeycomb networks | and the Advanced Light Source at LBNL
The fascinating and complicated microstructures of materials that are now visible through advanced imaging techniques challenge the frontiers of characterisation and understanding. At the same time, developments in modern geometric and topological techniques are beginning to illuminate important features of material structures, while the microstructures themselves and the analysis and prediction of their macroscopic properties are inspiring new directions in pure and applied mathematics. In a collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), this workshop aims at intensifying the interaction of mathematicians with material scientists, physicists and chemists on the structural description and design of materials. Bibliography
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Oct 01, 2018
Monday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Metamaterial designs with expansive and auxetic deformations
Ileana Streinu (Smith College)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Periodic tangling of filaments
Myfanwy Evans (TU Berlin)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Shape and structure challenges from users of the 3D micron-scale imaging beamline at the Advanced Light Source
Dilworth Parkinson (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Applications of convnets to microstructural description and material design
Daniela Ushizima (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; University of California; BIDS)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  The Voronoi Implicit Interface Method for Multiphase Multiphysics
James Sethian (University of California, Berkeley)
Oct 02, 2018
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Geometric and topological methods for aligning and comparing shapes
Joel Hass (University of California, Davis)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Polyhedra and packings from hyperbolic honeycombs
Martin Cramer Pedersen (Niels Bohr Inst.)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Polynomial Optimization
Timo de Wolff (TU Berlin)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Design of hinged 3D auxetic mechanisms
Elisabetta Matsumoto (Georgia Institute of Technology)
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Oct 03, 2018
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  High-throughput topological screening of nanoporous materials
Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Facilitating Discovery of Nanoporous Materials for Energy Applications with Porosity Analysis Tools
Maciej Haranczyk (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; IMDEA Materials Institute)
Oct 04, 2018
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Insights from the persistent homology analysis of porous and granular materials
Vanessa Robins (The Australian National University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Random Knots, Random Groups and DNA
Eric Babson (University of California, Davis)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The Materials Project – A Google of Materials
Kristin Persson (University of California, Berkeley)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Soft matter as a playground for the exploration of space partitioning
Jacob Kirkensgaard (University of Copenhagen)
Oct 05, 2018
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  The shape of random soap froth
Andy Kraynik (Sandia National Laboratories)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Predictive simulations of grain structure evolution
Jeremy Mason (University of California, Davis)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Topology protects equilibrium structures in a classical system of interacting lines
Vincenzo Vitelli (University of Chicago)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Talk from an LBNL speaker