Category Archives: News

Now closed: “Still available for start 2017: MSc and PhD Studentships for South African students”

Please note that the deadline for application for the scholarships has lapsed. A limited number of MSc and PhD studentships are available for potential students who wish to pursue graduate research in the group of Kristian Müller-Nedebock, starting in 2017. These are generously awarded by the National Research Foundation. Should you be interested in a research… Read More »

Winter School “The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules”, 4 July 2016

One of the traditional, one-day winter schools preceding the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics this year will be on The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules. Please watch the conference web site for details that will be added there in the coming weeks. This year the conference is being held at the University of Cape Town.

Stellenbosch Department of Physics Open Day, 3 May 2016

The Physics Department at Stellenbosch University is again holding an open event  on 3 May 2016, starting at 17:30, with laboratory tours, demonstrations, and a public lecture. Please see  OpenDay and http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3128.

Paper: Molecular dynamics simulations of polymer systems under geometrical confinement

Arash Azari, Kristian K. Müller-Nedebock “Entropic competition in polymeric systems under geometrical confinement”, EPL 110 68004 doi:10.1209/0295-5075/110/68004 (alternatively, http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5312) We present simulations of alternating copolymers of segments of different stiffness that are confined within regions.  Mixtures of different chains then have different arrangements depending on the size of the confining region. In another paper we shall be… Read More »

Professor Sir Sam Edwards

In the daily scientific activities of this research group, the scientific insights and methods of Professor Sir Sam Edwards are very frequently employed.  We use his theoretical tools when studying networks or topology of polymers, and the understanding of the dynamics of polymers is forever influenced by his magnificent insights. We remember a truly great… Read More »