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Edwards Centre for Soft Matter

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About the Centre

The Edwards Centre is is a virtual laboratory for Soft Matter Research, with membership drawn from academic departments across the University of Cambridge, including Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering. It is named after Professor Sir Sam Edwards (1928-2015). Sir Sam was one of founders of soft matter science, making fundamental contributions to the theory of entangled polymers, granular materials, and many other forms of soft matter. He was the Cavendish Professor of Physics from 1984 to 1995. The Edwards Centre was founded in 2016.

 

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Edwards members discover unexpected stability of 'Raspberry' Colloids

Oct 02, 2018

Research Groups in the Physics, Chemistry & Melville laboratories have discovered a new synthesis route to make uniform 'raspberry'-like colloids in a single step reaction. They show that aqueous suspensions of these nano-particles remain stable over a large range of ionic strengths, defying DLVO theory.

David Chandler Linnett Memorial Symposium

Mar 15, 2018

Friday 13th April 11:00-18:00 Pfizer Lecture Theatre

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