The Colloid and Soft Matter Bag Lunch Seminar Series brings together local research groups from different schools and disciplines with a common interest in Colloid and Soft Matter research to help build a strong local community. The Colloid & Soft Matter Bag Lunch Seminar is part of our endeavor to provide a community forum, as is the semi-annual Southeast Soft Materials Workshop.
The Bag Lunch Seminars usually comprise two oral presentations, given by faculty members, postdocs or an experienced graduate student:
- a technical talk (10 - 15 minutes) that introduces to the community a specific technique (experimental or computational) that is used successfully by the speaker’s group and which the group would like the community to know about, and
- a research presentation (30 - 35 minutes) by a different group, which discusses research in progress. This presentation can be used to introduce a topic and some preliminary results and should ideally end with an open question or a riddle that the presenter is currently trying to solve and that invites comments and suggestions from the audience and opens up a broader discussion..
This aim of this format is to stimulate informal contacts between our groups, to promote the exchange of ideas and instrumental resources, and to provide a safe and supportive environment for the discussion of open questions in ongoing research projects.
See more including the current schedule here.