ILL Soft Matter Summer School

Soft matter pervades into daily life under several forms: biological matter, foams, food products, ink, tires, and many others. In contrast to their very different appearance, all these systems are governed by the same, fundamental physical laws. Aim of the school is providing an overview of the forces governing the behaviour of soft matter systems and introducing the most relevant techniques to probe such interactions. The school proposes frontal lectures for doctoral students working in the field of soft matter given by recognized experts from all over Europe. Poster sessions will be opened for discussion on research topic and experimental results between students and invited lecturers.

Lecture 1: Introduction to colloid and interface science by Emanuel Schneck
Lecture 2: Physics of macromolecular systems by Julian Oberdisse
Lecture 3: Hierarchical structures in food. Soft matter structure at various length scales by Milena Corredig
Lecture 4: Computer simulation of molecular systems – Principles and  example applications by Maria Reif
Lecture 5: Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance by Alicia Vallet
Lecture 6: Liquid foams: from the formulation to the characterization techniques by Anne-Laure Fameau
Lecture 7: Electron Microscopy in Biology by Guy Schoen
Lecture 8: Introduction to neutron scattering applied to soft matter by Sylvain Prevost and Nicolo Paracini