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Meso – from Ancient Greek μέσος: middle, intermediate
As Philip W. Anderson so aptly put it in a letter to Science in 1972, “More is Different.” Somewhere between the relative simplicity of the atom – or even the collections of atoms that we have come to embrace as the nanoscale – and the macroscopic world, lies the mesoscale. More than just an intermediate size regime, this realm of the in-between promises new science discoveries that will allow us to understand how macroscale phenomena can evolve or appear in the process of complex structure formation from lesser building blocks. With consequences in fields ranging from biology to chemistry and solid-state physics, mesoscale science implies not just size but functionality: the emergence of new, collective phenomena, the realization of multiple, interacting behaviors, and the importance of “broken symmetries” and other imperfections in determining materials performance.
This conference will address the opportunities and challenges afforded by exploring mesoscale properties and phenomena. It will span theory, computation and experiment across multiple disciplines. It will aim to find a common discourse and understanding for this re-emerging topic the intermediate region of scale and complexity, where the differences realized in the “more” begin.
Call for contributions:
Abstracts may be submitted online. We expect that all topic-appropriate abstracts will be accepted as either a short talk or poster. Travel grants for students may be available by request. Please register and submit your abstract by April 6.
Early Registration Deadline: April 11
Extended Poster Abstract Deadline: April 16
May 13, 2014 - May 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMMountain Time
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