Liquid crystals and the Heilmann-Lieb conjecture
Lunch with a Member (IAS Friends), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
April 06, 2018
Discovered serendipitously at the end of the XIXth century, liquid crystals have come to play a predominant role in display technologies, from the small monochrome dials of digital wristwatches to large colorful flat-screen televisions. In this talk, I will discuss some of the properties of liquid crystals, and how these can be explained from the microscopic structure of these materials.
The video of this talk is available here.
This presentation is based on
[ias17]: Liquid Crystals and the Heilmann-Lieb conjecture
Ian Jauslin, 2017
(published in The Institute Letter (IAS), Fall 2017)
[JL17c]: Nematic liquid crystal phase in a system of interacting dimers and monomers
Ian Jauslin, Elliott H. Lieb, 2017
(published in Communications in Mathematical Physics, volume 363, issue 3, pp 955-1002)