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Lecture by Prof. Ken Elder (Oakland University, Michigan, USA) on May, 9th 2022 at 3:00 pm

We proudly announce that this month Prof. Ken Elder from Oakland University (Michigan, USA) will visit the SPP project of Prof. Voigt and Rainer Backofen in Dresden. Prof. Elder will give a lecture with the title: “Modelling multiferroicity and displacive phase phase transitions using phase field crystal models” on Monday, 09.05.2022 at 3:00 -4:00 pm.

Please find enclosed the corresponding link to join the lecture online: https://bluejeans.com/657099748/4200

We look forward seeing you.

Short refery about Prof. Elder’s research topic:

Morphological patterns occur on every length scale in nature, from cosmic strings in the early universe to sand ripples on a beach to hexagonally ordered vortex lattices in superconductors. The main focus of Prof. Elder‘s research is on understanding the formation of such complex morphologies in condensed matter physics. This research has included spinodal decomposition, Ostwald ripening, eutectic solidification, order/disorder transitions and amorphous/crystal transitions and other pattern forming phenomena such as Rayleigh-B\'enard convection, flame front propagation explosive crystallization, the decay of supercurrents in superconducting rings, the motion of charge density waves, the absorption of liquids by random media (or imbibition) and phase separation in fluids. More recently Prof. Elder has, in collaboration with his colleagues, developed a method known as "Phase Field Crystal" modeling to study elastic and plastic deformation in a wide variety of non-equilibrium phenomena.


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