2nd Spanish Soft Matter 1 1/2 Day


J. Aragones (UAM), L. Arriaga (UAM), A. Fernandez-Nieves (UB - ICREA), M. Ruiz-Garcia (UCM)

The 2nd Spanish Soft Matter 1 Ĺ Day will be held once again in Benasque from November 3 to November 6. It aims at bringing together soft matter researchers working in this vibrant field within Spain. Systems of interest span granular matter, liquid crystals, colloidal science, droplets, jets, emulsions, foams, polymers, and more broadly any many-particle system with internal characteristic length-scales between atomic and macroscopic dimensions, and that could either be at or out-of equilibrium, as in the emerging field of active matter. Mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal aspects of these materials are all of interest, as well as their phase and non-equilibrium behavior, linear and non-linear solid- like and/or liquid-like response, and structural and dynamical properties more generally. Additionally, due to the inherent multidisciplinary nature of the field, connections between soft matter and other disciplines, including statistical mechanics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, complex systems, biology, nanoscience, chemical and mechanical engineering, and physical chemistry are all natural.

The meeting is hosted by the Spanish Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DFMC- GEFES) of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics, and will consist of some invited talks, short talks and a poster session. We hope you will attend irrespective of your type of contribution, as one of the main goals is to create community and explore synergies and possible collaborations. We particularly welcome attendance of graduate students, post- docs and young faculty.

Call for participation

Abstract submission should be done through here.

* Abstracts files should be 1 page abstract in .pdf format
* The use of graphics in the abstract is optional.
* A complete editable abstract example and guidelines could be downloaded here.
* You have to be registered before abstract submission. No payment necessary before contribution acceptance.


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 150 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2024ssm Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Credit card online payments here.

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona - Benasque, Nov 03.
- Benasque - Barcelona, Nov 06.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is Sep 15

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures