Lunch with a Member (IAS Friends), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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.
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