Kickoff Meeting

June 12-13, 2024

Location: University of Pennsylvania
Organizers: John Crocker and Doug Durian
Sponsors: CSLM, LRSM/MRSEC, Dept of Physics & Astronomy

The new Center for Soft and Living Matter at the University of Pennsylvania brings together over 60 faculty and their groups from more than 10 departments across campus in order to facilitate collaborations and to help attract outstanding students and postdocs.  To celebrate the formation of the center and Penn’s long history in developing the field, we will hold a two-day kickoff meeting.  It will feature a diverse range of exciting speakers and topics, as well as a panel discussion about future directions.  We hope you can attend!

Registration is FREE but required, so please register here

Confirmed speakers:

Rae Robertson Anderson
Tommy Angelini
Katia Bertoldi
Dan Blair
Jasna Brujic
Paul Chaikin
Bulbul Chakraborty
Sujit Datta
Zvonimir Dogic
Nikta Fakhri
Margaret Gardel
Zev Gartner
Sharon Glotzer
Michael Klein
Ching-Yao Lai
Cecilia Leal
Dov Levine
Tom Lubensky
Lisa Manning
Xiaoming Mao
Nuris Figueroa Morales
Michael Murrell
Arvind Murugan
Ilya Nemenman
Michael Rubinstein
Yuhai Tu
David Weitz

Evening events:

Poster session with a light buffet and drinks on Wednesday
Banquet on Thursday

Recommended accommodations:

Club Quarters
CQ is located in the heart of Philadelphia, a 20-25 minute walk or easy Uber to campus.

Follow this link to reserve a room at the discounted rate.