Quasicrystals: Pattern Formation and Aperiodic Order

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Quasicrystals: Pattern Formation and Aperiodic Order

 04 - 08 Jun 2018
 ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh

Scientific Organisers:

  • Andrew Archer, University of Lougborough

  • Uwe Grimm, Open University

  • Alastair Rucklidge, University of Leeds

  • Priya Subramanian, University of Leeds


The central aim of this workshop was to bring together four different research communities to understanding quasicrystals (QCs) and aperiodic order: QCs in materials science, QCs in soft matter, QCs in partial differential equations and QCs in aperiodic tilings. Moreover, the workshop capitalised on recent progress by giving researchers a forum to discuss how different approaches can be most effectively combined to tackle and solve the big open problems in the field.


Further objectives:

  •  Share current state of knowledge from the communities working in different but related fields

  •  Share open problems and discuss what approaches might be transferable to attack these

  •  Initiate joint projects between participants

  •  Convene a subgroup of participants to prepare a joint survey article (or a collection of articles) presenting the state of the art

  •  Discuss and plan potential public engagement activities

  •  Discuss and plan further workshops and meetings to build on outcome of the workshop

  •  Discuss funding opportunities for joint research projects.


  • Michael Baake, University of Bielefeld - Spectral Notions of Aperiodic Order

  • Julia Dshemuchadse, University of Michigan

  • Michael Engel, Fredrich-Alexander Universität - Icosahedral Quasicrystals in Simulation and Growth of Soft Quasicrystals

  • Natalie Frank, Vassar College

  • Edgar Knobloch, University of California - From Periodic Patterns to Quasiperiodic Patterns

  • Ron Lifshitz, Tel Aviv University - Multiple-Scale Structures: From Faraday Waves to Soft-Matter Quasicrystals

  • Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas - Tiling Cohomology

  • Nicolae Strungaru, MacEwan University - Meyer Sets and Their Diffraction

  • Keiichi Edagawa, University of Tokyo - Growth Mechanism of Quasicrystals

  • Ilya Galanov, LIPN - On Self-Assembly of Aperiodic Tilings

  • Petri Hirvonen, Aalto University - Growth and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Poly(quasi)crystals

  • Gérard Iooss, Université de Nice - Quasipattern Locking in the Superposition of Two Periodic Patterns

  • Joshua Socola, Duke University - Formation of Limit-Periodic Structure

  • Franz Gähler, Universität Bielefeld - Absence of Absolutely Continuous Diffraction Spectrum in Inflation Tilings

  • Reem Yassawi, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Substitutions and Linear Cellular Automata

  • Tomonari Dotera, Kindai University - Bronze-Mean Quasiperiodic Tiling and Its Extensions

  • Martin Dulle, Forschungszentrum Jülich - Quasicrystals from Star Shaped Polymer Micelles

  • Mahesh K Mahanthappa, University of Minnesota - Amphiphile Self-Assembly Into Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Frank-Kasper Phases and Liquid Quasicrystalline States

  • Xianging Zeng, University of Sheffield - Micellar and Columnar Liquid Quasicrystals and Their Tiling Rules

  • Jamie Walton, Durham University - Resurrecting the Space Group of an Aperiodic Pattern


Andrew, ArcherUniversity of Lougborough
Michael, BaakeUniversity of Bielefield
Alex, ClarkUniversity of Leicester
Tomonari, DoteraKinkai University
Julia, DshemuchadseUniversity of Michigan
Martin, DulleJülich Centre for Neutron Science
Keiichi, Edagawa
Ken, ElderOakland University
Michael, EngelFrederich-Alexander University
Thomas, FerniqueCNRS & Univ. Paris
Ilya, GalanovLIPN, Paris
Denis, GratiasInstitut de Recherche de Chimie ParisTech
Uwe, GrimmOpen University
Petri, HirvonenAalto University
John, HuntonDurham University
Gérard, IoossUniversité de Nice
Kai, JiangXiangtan University
Edgar, KnoblochUniversity of Calafornia, Berkeley
Henna, KoivusaloUniversity of Vienna
Ron, LifshitzTel Aviv university
Mahesh, MahanthappaUniversity of Minnesota
Ronan, McGrathUniversity of Liverpool
Marek, MihalkovicInstitute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Joichiro, NakakuraKindai University
Daniel, RatliffLoughborough University
Alastair, RucklidgeUniversity of Leeds
Roman, Ryltsev
Lorenzo, SadunUniversity of Texas at Austin
Sam, Savitz
Michael, SchmiedebergFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Joshua, SocolarDuke University
Nicolae, StrungaruMacEwan University
Priya, SubramanianUniversity of Leeds
Jamie, WaltonDurham University
Reem, YassawiUniversite Claude Bernard Lyon
Xiangbing, ZengUniversity of Sheffield
Juan, ZhangXiangtan University
Pingwen, ZhangPeking University