47th German Liquid Crystal Conference

We are happy to announce the 47th German Liquid Crystal Conference, which will be organised in 2020 together with the Polish Liquid Crystal Society as a German-Polish Liquid Crystal Conference.The conference will take place in Magdeburg, at the Festung Mark from Tuesday, March 24 to Friday, March 27, 2020. This conference continues the tradition of bringing together researchers from various fields of liquid crystal soft matter and beyond. The German Topical Meeting on Liquid Crystals has long become an international-scale workshop promoting an exchange of views among scientists working with Soft Matter and, in particular, liquid crystals. It became a tradition to organise the German LC Conference in collaboration with Liquid Crystal societies of other countries. This time, we are bringing together the most advanced researchers from Poland and Germany in a joint effort. The activities at the meeting will consist of a few invited lectures from distinguished international scientists, and oral presentation and posters mainly from young researchers. Diverse topics cover a wide range of chemistry, physics, and application technologies of thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals, including relevant areas such as - Soft Matter Physics and Material Science - Synthesis and Characterisation of New Liquid Crystal Compounds - Adaptive Optics and Photonics - Colloid chemistry and physics - Nanoscience - Thin Fluid Films - Active liquid crystals - Biological and medical applications On behalf of the organisers, we ask you to mark this date in your schedule for 2020. We will invite you to submit contributions and to register for the meeting shortly. The deadline for abstract submission is January 6, 2020. Detailed information will be announced soon. Alexey Eremin and Ralf Stannarius PaweĊ‚ Perkowski and Mateusz Mrukiewicz