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Round table "Frontiers in Science: Hot topics in research, management, and financing"

Round table "Frontiers in Science: Hot topics in research, management, and financing"

By Jaroslav Ilnytskyi - Posted on 24 September 2023

The idea.
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics initiates a one-day round table "Frontiers in Science: Hot topics in research, management, and financing". There are several reasons for such an event. The first one is that, typically, scientists participate regularly in the meetings that are narrowed down to their particular research field and interests. It, therefore, would be very enlightening to form a sort of "bird's view" on a current state of scientific research in general, including broad fields and the multidisciplinary context. The second one is that very often there are not many opportunities and/or interested audience for a scientist to express his/her view on a subject not directly related to his/her research topic, but such desire often exists. Finally, in the current realities of the Ukrainian-russian war, Ukrainian scientists are more isolated because of the travel restrictions and such information and personal views exchange would help them to continue be tuned at some global scientific issues and see their place within the worldwide context more clearly.
The pleasant occasion fot this event is 60th birthday of Prof. Jaroslav Ilnytskyi, the head of dept. of Computer Simulations of Many-particle Sysyems.
The round table will take place on 10 October (Tuesday), 10:30-17:00 (Ukrainian time) in a mixed format: live + online. Live sessions will take place in the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 1. Svientsitskii Str, 79011, Lviv, Ukraine, room 307.
The link for the online participation via Zoom platform:
The working language is English.

We plan a test meeting a day before, on Monday, 9 Oct at 17:00 Ukrainian time. Please connect if you would like to make sure that the slides are displayed OK and the audio/video works fine.
All times are Ukrainian times. Ukraine (except occupied territories) is in a single time zone, for the reference, use time in Kyiv. A number of time zones converters are available online, e.g.
or others.
The event Programme (regularly updated):

10 October (Tuesday)
Session 1: 10:30-13:15, Chairman: Yurij Holovatch

Yurij Holovatch (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine). Introductory remarks
Taras Bryk (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), Positive sound dispersion in liquids
Michael P. Allen (Uni of Bristol, UK), Soft matter simulation, theory, and experiment
Ihor Mryglod (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), Optic-like excitations in salt melts: experimental aspects
coffeee break
Taras Patsahan (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), A few problems in soft matter physics: Insights from computer simulations
Oleksandr Zaichenko (Lviv Polytechnic, Ukraine), Molecular assembly in polymeric surfactants of complex architectures and their supramolecular structures
Mark Wilson (Uni of Durham, UK), The structure of the ferroelectric nematic phase: ​insights from molecular dynamics simulations
Alejandro Cuetos (Uni Pablo Olavide, Sevilla, Spain), Bacterial modeling and simulation, more soft condensed matter to be explored.

Lunch break

Session 2: 14:00-17:00, Chairman: Ihor Mryglod

Erkki Lähderanta (Lappeenranta-Lahti Uni of Technology, Finland), Physics at LUT-University (Finland)

Yurij Holovatch (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), Papers that we have written and (yet) not written with Jaroslav

Oleh Derzhko (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), Unexpected Temperature-driven Behaviour of Single-file Water Molecules Confined in Carbon Nanotubes

15:00-15:15 coffee break

Andriy Trokhymchuk (ICMP, Lviv, Ukraine), 2D hard disk melting again

Sergiy Minko (University of Georgia, US), A view on the current state of publications in academia and university business

Dieter Neher (Uni of Potsdam, Germany), The success story of organic solar cells

Orest Pizio (UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico), On the problems of description of wetting of solid surfaces and modified solid surfaces by water.

Discussion and concluding remarks