Traditionally, the “Makromolekulares Kolloquium” was a rather local meeting for German polymer scientists (and their nearest European neighbors). Recently, however, the trend has been towards international lecturers and a broader audience, without losing the intimate atmosphere.
Among this year’s highlights are the lectures by Chris Ober from Cornell University about tailoring polymer surfaces for biomolecular functions, and the presentation of Tony Ryan from Sheffield about flow induced crystallization. We are especially looking forward to the talk by Tom Russell from Amherst, who will explain us the polymer physics behind polymer wrinkling.
As always, the Macromolecular Journals sponsor Germany’s biggest meeting in polymer science with poster prizes for young researchers (http://www.materialsviews.com/macro-awards). There will be a booth from Wiley in the entrance hall throughout the conference. Stop by and browse through our newest published books and E-books, pick up free copies of your favorite journals, and meet the editors of the Macro Journals and Advanced Materials, and the commissioning editors of our book program. On Friday at 11:30 we invite everyone to a glass of champagne at the Wiley booth. We are looking forward to seeing you there.