July 2018

Video presentation by Michi-Nakata Prize Winner

Dear ILCS Members:

The 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2018) is currently underway with a big success attracting over 700 participants. Although it is customary for the recipients of the ILCS prizes to give an award lecture during the ILCC, it sometimes happen that the recipients cannot attend the conference in person for a variety of reasons.

The winner of the ILCS Early-Career Award: The Michi Nakata Prize this year, Dr. Hillel Aharoni, prepared a video lecture to make up for his absence.

Hiroshi Yokoyama
President, ILCS

July 2018 liquid crystal picture

Image “Somewhere over the rainbow", by Tejas Kalavalapalli, has been selected as the July 2018 ILCS liquid crystal picture. A lovely flowery composition of "smectic petals” marks the end of the first summer month.


Issue 2 of Liquid Crystals Today 2018

The new issue of Liquid Crystals Today has now been published, just in time before the International Liquid Crystal Conference ILCC in Kyoto.

Ingo Dierking