A.E. Alexander Plenary Lecture
Prof. Stephen Hyde, FAA
Stephen Hyde is in the School of Chemistry, University of Sydney. He is interested in self-assembly of structures, particularly those with interesting topologies and the genesis of geometrical structure (e.g. solid and liquid crystals, melts) from local constraints. In the past few years he has been exploring tangling of one-dimensional threads, giving for example knots or infinite weavings, as well as tangled nets. The work is fundamental, but is motivated by tangled materials in nature, from RNA to synthetic metal-organic molecules and frameworks.
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