Liquid crystals, through their use in technology, have had a profound impact on many facets of life today. Despite their widespread use, they are still incompletely understood. The workshop Mathematics of Liquid Crystals: Industrially Inspired Problems brings mathematicians in academia working in the field of liquid crystals together with representatives of industry producing liquid crystal materials and devices.
The goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for industrial representatives to interest mathematicians in challenging problems which have arisen in device development and manufacturing, and for mathematicians to apply their skills to the solutions of these problems. Success of the workshop will be measured by the resulting benefits to these two communities.