Liquid Crystals on full display in Auld Reekie

The conference was held a stone throw’s away from Arthur’s seat


The conference was held a stone throw’s away from Arthur’s seat

We recently attended the ‘Joint Conference of the British & German Liquid Crystal Societies’, which took place last week, 21st-23rd March 2016. The event was held in Pollock’s Halls Campus of Edinburgh University, a short 20 minute walk from the beautiful Arthur’s seat.

Over 120 people came to visit the event, which we were pleased to sponsor, and exhibited at. Ricky Patel, from our sales team attended and spoke to some of our existing customers as well as a few fresh faces about some of Linkam’s great products and the role they play in liquid crystal science.

A busy poster session where some of the scientists had a chance to have a chat about the things they’re working on


A busy poster session where some of the scientists had a chance to have a chat about the things they’re working on

There were a number of talks over the two days, covering the mechanics of liquid crystals in various scientific environments. Exciting, cutting edge talks ranged from more biological based ones such as Ben Sturgeon’s ‘The Universe in a Bacterial Colony: Growing E.coli as Active Nematics’ to more traditional liquid crystal talks such as ‘Liquid Crystal Technologies Towards Realising a Field Sequence Colour (FSC) display’ delivered by Simon Siemianowski. 

The conference was attended by a variety of universities, research groups and companies throughout Europe and the US. We would like to say thanks to all those who came over to our stand and also to Dr Philip Hands of the University of Edinburgh for organising the event. 


By Tabassum Mujtaba