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INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Electrostatic Effects in Complex Fluids and Biophysics

October 19-23, 1998

Coordinators: W. Gelbart, A. Parsegian and P. Pincus

Schedule

All sessions in ITP Main Seminar Room, Kohn Hall, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, October 19, 1998

Time Speaker Title
8:00 am Registration Lobby, ITP, Kohn Hall
8:45 David Gross
William Gelbart
Welcome to ITP
Welcome to Conference
Session Chair:
Avinoam Ben-Shaul
9:00 Cyrus Safinya
UCSB
Cationic Liposomes used in Synthetic Drug Delivery Applications[Audio]
10:00 Nily Dan
U. Delaware
Mechanism for Density Instability in Polyelectrolyte Solutions near Surfaces [Audio]
11:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:30 Rudi Podgornik
NIH
DNA Equation of State in Condensed Mesophases[Audio]
12:30 Lunch ITP Courtyard
Session Chair:
Roland Kjellander
2:00 Niels Gronbech-Jensen
LANL
Effective Interactions and Pressure Calculations in Electrostatic Systems[Audio]
3:00 Andrea Liu
UCLA
Counterion-mediated Attractions in Charged Rod Solutions[Audio]
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
4:30 Vic Bloomfield
U. Minnesota
DNA Condensation by Multivalent Cations[Audio]
5:00 Boris Shklovskii
U. Minnesota
Wigner Crystal Model of Polyelectrolyte Self-Assembly[Audio]
5:30

6:15

Poster Session

Buffet Dinner
Main Seminar Room

ITP Courtyard

Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Time Speaker Title
Session Chair:
Robijn Bruinsma
9:00 Lesser Blum
U. Puerto Rico
Extensions and Variations on the Mean- Spherical-Approximation [Audio]
10:00 George Stell
SUNY-Stony Brook
Criticality and Phase Separation in
Ionic Solutions
[Audio]
11:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:30 Michael E. Fisher
U. Maryland
Density and Charge Fluctuations in Electrolytes and Generalized Debye-Huckel Theory
12:30 Lunch ITP Courtyard
Session Chair:
Stjepan Marcelja
2:00 Barry Honig
Columbia
Electrostatic Interactions in Biology[Audio]
3:00 Paul Dubin
Indiana-Purdue U.
Complexes of Polyelectrolytes with Oppositely-Charged Colloids -- Proteins, Micelles and Dendrimers[Audio]
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
4:30 Luc Belloni
I C.E.A. Saclay
Integral Equation Study of Linear Flexible Polyelectrolytes[Audio]

Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Time Speaker Title
Session Chair:
Magdaleno Medina-Noyola
9:00 Gerald Manning
Rutgers
Bending Forces and Force Inversion in Polyelectrolyte Electrostatics[Audio]
10:00 David Grier
U. Chicago
When Like Charges Attract![Audio]
11:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:30 Sergey Leikin
U. Minnesota
Macromolecular Recognition through Surface Charge Patterns -- The Rules Imposed by Helical Symmetry[Audio]
12:30 Beach Barbeque Goleta Beach, Area "A"
Afternoon Free

Thursday, October 22, 1998

Time Speaker Title
Session Chair:
Marcia Barbosa
9:00 Alexander Grosberg
MIT
In Search of the Freezing Transition in Polyampholytes[Audio]
10:00 Mehran Kardar
MIT
Transverse Fluctuations in Polyelectrolytes[Audio]
11:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:30 Michael Rubinstein
U. North Carolina
Adsorption of Polyampholytes at Charged Surfaces[Audio]
12:30 Lunch ITP Courtyard
Session Chair:
Marcelo Lozada-Cassou
2:00 Alexei Kornyshev
Julich-Germany
Nonlocal Dielectric Response of Water -- Nonlocal Electrostatics[Audio]
3:00 Max Berkowitz
U. North Carolina
Electric-Field-Dependent Dielectric Properties of Water
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
4:30 Haaken Wennerstrom
U. Lund
The Retarded Dispersion Interaction at Finite Temperatures -- From Quantum Electrodynamics to Classical Electrostatics

Friday, October 23, 1998

Time Speaker Title
Session Chair:
Christian Holm
9:00 Kurt Kremer
M.P.I.-Mainz
Polyelectrolyte Solutions -- Good vs Bad Solvent[Audio]
10:00 M. Muthukumar
U. Massachusetts
Structure and Dynamics of Polyelectrolyte Assemblies[Audio]
11:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
11:30 Mark Stevens
Sandia
Effect of Multivalent Ions on the Structure of Polyelectrolyte Solutions[Audio]
12:30 Lunch ITP Courtyard
Session Chair:
Dan Hone
2:00 Armand Ajdari
E.S.P.C.I.-France
Electrophoretic Motion of Complex Objects[Audio]
3:00 Tom Witten
U. Chicago
Summary and Commentary[Audio]
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Courtyard
5:30 Conference Ends

Contributed Posters

Poster Michael E. Fisher and Anatoly B. Kolomeisky
Univ of Maryland
Debye-Huckel Theory of Electrolytes on a Lattice
Poster D.B. Lukatsky and S.A. Safran
Weizmann Institute
Effect of Counterion Fluctuations on Pressure in Charged Thin Films
Poster John E. Sader and Derek Y.C. Chan
Univ of Melbourne
Long Range Electrostatic Attractions Between Identically-Charged Particles in Confined Geometries: An Unresolved Problem
Poster R. Tao
S. Illinois Univ
High T_c Superconducting Granular Particles in an Electric Field

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