Invited Speakers:

Christopher E. Bertrand, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Peter J. Collings, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, USA

Michael E. Fisher, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

M. Laura Japas, Comisi๓n Nacional de Energํa At๓mica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Efim I. Kats, Landau Institute, Chernogolovka, Russia

Anneke Levelt Sengers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA

Cornelis J. Peters, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

H. Eugene Stanley, Boston University, Boston, USA

Jan Thoen, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Benjamin Widom, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Tentative Schedule:

(as of April 5, 2012)

Breakfast and Registration

8.00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast and Registration


9:00 am – 9:03 am Jayanth R. Banavar, Dean, College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
9:03 am – 9:06 am Darryll J. Pines, Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering
9:06 am – 9:10 am Rajarshi Roy, Director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology

Scientific Program (Chair: Jan V. Sengers)

9:10 am – 9:55 am Jan Thoen
High-resolution Adiabatic Scanning Calorimetry of Phase Transitions in Soft Matter: Old and New

9:55 am – 10:40 am Peter J. Collings

Self-Assembly in Chromonic Liquid Crystals

Coffee Break

10:40 am – 11:10 am Coffee

11:10 am – 11:50 pm M. Laura Japas
Critical anomalies in Solvation Properties

11:50 pm – 12:30 pm Cor J. Peters
CO2 and More

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Michael E. Fisher
Water, Salt, and Coexistence

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm H. Eugene Stanley

Nanoscale Dynamics of Phase Flipping in Water near its Hypothesized Liquid-Liquid Critical Point

Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Efim I. Kats
Landau Theory of Weak Crystallization and Application to Phase Transitions in Lipid Membranes

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm Benjamin Widom
Van der Waals and the Second Osmotic Virial Coefficient

4:50 pm – 5:20 pm Christopher E. Bertrand
Micelle-like Fluctuations in Aqueous Solutions of Hydrotropes

5:20 pm – 5:55 pm Anneke Levelt Sengers
Bridging Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering - Moscow, Maryland, Mikhail

5:55 pm – 6:00 pm Mikhail A. Anisimov
Concluding Remarks

Reception, Recital, and Gala Dinner

6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cello Recital (Program) ,
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Gala Dinner