GW4 meeting `Functional materials far from equilibrium'

Bath, 5 December 2014

Deadline for registration: 1 December 2014

Functional materials far from equilibrium

The GW4 initiative 'Functional materials far from equilibrium' is an interdisciplinary initiative between materials science, mechanics, physics and mathematics, aiming at establishing new collaborations across the GW4 universities.

The kick-off meeting took place in Bristol in 21 November 2014.

Description of the workshop

This is the second meeting of this initiative, and will aim to identify common interests and facilitate interaction on functional materials across the GW4 universities. To aid this there will be talks by

Registration and invitation to contribute talks

Anyone interested in nonequilibrium evolution and related phenomena such as the importance of microstructure and defect dynamics on materials properties, scale-bridging and the application and properties of functional materials is welcome to attend.

We welcome additional presentations; please register to participate or speak by Monday 1 December 2014. Participants who have expressed an interest in giving a talk will be normally be notified at least a week prior to the event.


The meeting will take place on the ground floor of the maths building 4W (lectures in 4W 1.1, lunch and discussions noon-2pm in the adjacent Atrium). Travel instructions are available online.


The preliminary programme is available online.


Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed. If you want to stay overnight, please let us know and we will try to book an accommodation in the University's Woodland Court. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We can try to help to find accommodation off campus if necessary, but early booking will be essential as the Bath Christmas Market is on that weekend.

GW4 funding is available to develop contacts and collaborations beyond this initial meeting. A third meeting will take place in Cardiff on 7 January 2015, details will be circulated shortly.

Further questions?

Please contact Johannes Zimmer