What I also did in Paris:<br> Watching Paint Dry in Reciprocal Space
A progress report on some experiments on the drying of colloidal films done in the Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Macromoleculaire in Paris by Francois Lequeux (films of alumina colloids) and by me (colloid-polymer mixture drops) when I visited Paris in Apr. I will try to convince you that watching paint dry can lead to surprisingly rich veins of physics of fundamental interest to condensed matter and statistical physicists.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..