Welcome to the Liquid Crystal Physics Group, part of the Condensed Matter Laboratory in the Physics Department at
the University of Colorado at Boulder.
We are primarily interested in the physics of soft condensed matter/complex fluids, and much of our work is on liquid crystals.
The University of Colorado campus with the famous Boulder Flatirons beyond, viewed from the Duane Physics building.
Thin freely suspended smectic film viewed in reflected light, with islands of greater thickness showing intereference colors.
Two graduates win prestigious ILCS Glenn Brown Prizes (5/08)
Two recent PhD graduates who did research in the group have been selected by the International Liquid Crystal Society as winners of the prestigious 2008 Glenn Brown Prize: Loren Hough for his studies of the B4 and dark conglomerate phases of banana liquid crystals (directed by Noel Clark), and Giuliano Zanchetta for his studies of a novel class of liquid crystal assemblies based on short-chain DNA (directed by long-time collaborator Tommaso Bellini, of the University of Milan).
Glenn Brown Laureates Hough (l) and Zanchetta (r).