Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
(Use the Heading 3, not boldface, setting for the line with your name on it.)

Gareth Alexander

is in the Centre for Complexity Science and Department of Physics, University of Warwick, and works on topological effects in liquid crystals.

Iwo Bialynicki-Birula

I'm a member of the Center for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw, Poland. I have been working on assorted topics in quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics, quantum optics, etc.

Dorothy Buck

I model DNA-protein interactions using 3-manifold topology, e.g. understanding conformational changes (such as change in knot type) in DNA biopolymers. I'm in Mathematics at Imperial College London.

Ryan Budney

I'm a member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, in Canada. I study things like spaces of manifolds: knots and motions of knots. I also work on certain algorithmic problems in 3 and 4-manifold theory.

Bryan Chen

I've just graduated from UPenn with a Ph.D. in Physics. I'll be starting a postdoc in Leiden in the fall. You can come talk to me about topological defects in liquid crystals / crystals. I've also been thinking about the geometry of 2D foams and the shapes of concentric pleated polygons in rigid origami.

Mark Dennis

is in the School of Physics, University of Bristol, and works on topological effects in classical waves and optics.

Anton Desyatnikov

is Australian Research Fellow at the Nonlinear Physics Centre, Australian National University, working on dynamics and stability of optical vortices in nonlinear media.

William Irvine

is at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, working on topological defects in crystals on curved surfaces, knotted light, and knots in hydrodynamics.

Randall Kamien

is a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, working on topological defects in liquid crystals.

Rafal Komendarczyk

is at the Mathematics Department of Tulane University (Assistant Professor) working on the geometry of contact structures, and knots/links in flows

Rob Kusner

is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (also Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania) working on the geometry of knots & links, surfaces and 3-manifolds.

Bob Pelcovits

is a member of the Physics Department at Brown University, working on self-assembly of smectic membranes and topological defects in liquid crystals.

Daniel Peralta-Salas

is a member of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the Spanish Research Council in Madrid, and works in dynamical systems and geometric theory of differential equations.

Miha Ravnik

is at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, working on structures, dynamics, and topological defects in liquid crystals and liquid crystal colloids.

Pawel Strzelecki

is a member of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics. He works on nonlinear PDE and calculus of variations.

Paul Sutcliffe

is Professor of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University. He works on topological solitons with applications in particle, nuclear and condensed matter physics.

Heiko von der Mosel

is a member of the Insitut f. Mathematik at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His fields are geometric analysis, calculus of variations, and nonlinear pde.

Slobodan ┼Żumer

is Professor of Physics at Physics Department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, working on topological defects in
nematic liquid crystals frustrated by geometrical constains and chirality.