News and next events

  • The 18th edition of Optics of Liquid Crystals will be held from 8th to 13th September 2019 in Quebec City, Canada. Abstract submission deadline is April 22, 2019. For details visit the web site
  • A brief article on our Bilateral JLCS-SICL Workshop  held in Pavia in September has been published in EU-Japan Newsletter at page 29. The paper can be dowloaded at this link.
  • The 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019) will be held in Lecce from 2nd to 6th June 2019. Details can be found on the website  A scholarship is available from SICL to pay one registration fee to the conference for a PhD student whose abstract will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation on a topic related also to liquid crystals. Either the student or her/his supervisor must be member of SICL. Please contact SICL for details by sending an email to
  • The 24° course of International School of Liquid Crystals  directed by  Claudio Zannoni will be held in Erice from 1st to 7th October 2018. The title is : “EXTMOS SUMMER SCHOOL from molecules to organic electronic materials”. Information can be found at the website
  • From 17th to 20th September 2018 the 9th Bilateral Workshop SICL-Japanese Society of Liquid Crystals and the 13th National Conference of SICL will be held in Pavia. Please visit the website for details.
  • From 28th to 29th March 2018 the international workshop “From molecular shape to material properties: exploring the world of fancy metal complexes” – remembering Daniela… will be held at the “Centro Congressi” of the University of Calabria. It is possible to download here the program.
  • CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) organizes a school on “Liquid Crystal Modelling and Simulation: A Comprehensive Introduction” from 14th to 17th July 2017 in Erice, Sicily at the  Centre for the Scientific Culture “E. Majorana”. The school is the 23rd course of the International School of Liquid Crystals directed by Claudio Zannoni. More information can be found at the school website:

The website of the Italian community of scientists on liquid crystals