17-18 December 2018

ICMS, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT



Stephen Wilson (Chair), University of Strathclyde
Monica Oliveira, University of Strathclyde


We are delighted to announce that ICMS will host the BSR Mid-Winter Meeting 2018 with the theme Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Flows of Complex Fluids.

The BSR Mid-Winter Meeting 2018 aims to provide an overview of current research into complex flows of complex fluids using a wide range of multidisciplinary approaches encompassing both mathematical theory, numerical simulations and physical experiments.

As usual, the scientific programme of this annual meeting will consist of a number of invited keynote lectures, including:

  • Duncan Hewitt (University of Cambridge) Mud swimming: viscoplastic locomotion and slender-body theory,
  • Anke Lindner (ESPCI and University Paris Diderot, Paris) Dynamics of fibres in viscous fluids
  • Tanniemola Liverpool (University of Bristol) From propulsion mechanisms to collective behaviour of synthetic microswimmers
  • Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh) Shearing bacterial suspensions
  • Victor Boudara (University of Leeds) winner of the Vernon Harrison Prize Winner 2018

with other keynote speakers to be announced, including the winners of the BSR Annual Award and Vernon Harrison Award, and contributed lectures and posters.

The meeting will begin mid-morning on Monday 17 December and finish mid-afternoon on Tuesday 18 December, and includes a conference dinner at a local restaurant on Monday night.

Thanks to the generous support of The QJMAM Fund for Applied Mathematics ( and the UK Fluid Network Special Interest Group on Fluid Dynamics of Liquid Crystalline Materials ( we are able to partially support the cost of attending the meeting for postgraduate students and early stage career researchers. If you fall into either of these categories, then please indicate so during the registration process and we will get back to you nearer the time with details of the support we are able to provide to you.


Contributions for oral and poster presentations are hereby invited. Please submit your abstract by Monday 15th October via this website.


“Early-bird” conference fees (valid until 15th October 2018) are £125 (for a BSR member or student) or £150 (for others), rising to £150 or £175 after 15th October. Registration fees for industrial sponsors are £350 for one day without dinner, £400 for one day with dinner, and £450 for the full meeting with dinner.

You can register and submit talk/poster titles and abstracts using this form.

To pay the registration fee you will be redirected from the registration form to the University of Edinburgh Epay site.

If you would like to come back and pay your registration fee at a later date you should use this link to the University of Edinburgh Epay site. You will be asked to register as a user on this site.

Please note that registration fees should be paid before 15 October when they increase.


Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. University of Edinburgh accommodation can be booked here. Further suggestions of local accommodation can be found on the local tourist information site.

We acknowledge the generous support of Anton-Parr and Royal Society Publishing.