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Organizing Committee

F.J. de las Nieves
A. Fernandez-Barbero
M.S. Romero-Cano
M.J. Garcia-Salinas
A. Fernandez-Nieves
A.M. Puertas
M.J. Ariza
I.J. Suarez
B. Sierra-Martin
J.B. Caballero
L. Rodriguez-Maldonado
J.J. Lietor-Santos

Scientific Committee

Martien A. Cohen Stuart, University of Wageningen
J.K.G. Dhont, IFF, Juelich (GE)
Otto Glatter, University of Graz
J.P. Hansen, University of Cambridge
R. Hidalgo-Alvarez, University of Granada
A. Lopez-Quintela, University of Santiago
Helmuth Moehwald, Max Planck Inst.
Peter Schurtenberger, University of Fribourg (CH)
Conxita Solans, CSIC Barcelona
Piero Tartaglia, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Scientific Sessions

    1. Colloidal phenomena in dilute systems

    2. Dense colloids and rheology

    3. Polymer, polyelectrolytes and gels

    4. Liquid crystals, surfactants and emulsions

    5. Interface science

    6. Microfluidics and porous systems

    7. Novel colloids and industrial application

    8. Hierarchically organized and biological systems

Plenary Lectures

M. Antonietti, Max Planck Inst.
"Nanocasting of colloidal structures: porous materials meet colloid analysis"

H.N.W. Lekkerkerker, University of Utrecht
"The interface of a demixed colloid-polymer mixture"

B. Lindman, Lund University of Lund
"DNA compaction and decompaction: bulk and interfaces"

F. Meseguer, CSIC Valencia
"Photonic crystals based on colloidal crystals"

S. Nagel, University of Chicago

W. Poon, Edimburg University
"Re-entrant glass transition in model colloids"

P. Tarazona, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
"The intrinsic structure of liquid surfaces"

B. Vincent, University of Bristol
"Hetero-aggregation in mixtures of latex particles, including microgel particles"

D.A. Weitz, Harvard University
"Colloidal glasses and gels"

Invited Speakers

Colloidal Phenomena in Dilute Systems:
Y. Levin (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) "Strange electrostatics in physics, chemistry and biology"
M. Rubi "Diffusion of a colloidal particle in a tilted potential: enhancement, universality and scaling"

Dense Colloids and Rheology:
M. Fuchs (University of Konstanz )"Properties of dense colloidal dispersions under shear: yielding and shear-thinning"

Polymer, Polyelectrolytes and Gels:
P. Schurtenberg (University of Fribourg) "Gelation and phase separation in biopolymer solutions"

Liquid Crystals, Surfactants and Emulsions:
A. Lopez-Quintela (University of Santiago de Compostela) "Nanomaterials for the new technologies: is the reduction in material size the whole history?"

Interface Science:
R. Hidalgo-Alvarez (University of Granada) "Long range attractions between colloids confined in interfaces: a simple explanation"

Microfluidics and Porous Systems:
T. Thorsen (MIT) "Microfluidic droplet formation - theory and applications"

Novel Colloids and Industrial Application:
H. Elaissari (CNRS-bioMerieux, Lyon) "Reactive colloids: from preparations to biomedical applications"

Hierarchically Organized and Biological Systems:
van Blaaderen (University of Utrecht) "A new index and density matched colloidal model system with tunable interactions"

Rhodia Lecture:

Program and Abstracts from Almeria 2004

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