Soft Matter under Osmotic Stress, Prof. Helmut H. Strey, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst


GGPF Dinner Lecture
Thursday, August 17

Prof. Helmut H. Strey
Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Polymer Science and Engineering Department

"Soft Matter under Osmotic Stress"


This talk will introduce the osmotic
stress method as a powerful tool to study the
thermodynamics of self-assembled soft matter systems.
As examples, I will present measurements of
intermolecular forces between DNA molecules,
measurements of chiral interactions between alpha-
helical polypetides and free energy measurements
in polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes.

Prof. Strey's web page is:



6 PM Social Hour
7 PM Dinner
8 PM Lecture


$30 regular
$15 student/retired/unemployed
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