Shape matters: linking physics and geometry of materials
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Spatially structured matter such as foams, gels or biomaterials are of increasing technological importance due to their shape-dependent material properties. But the shape of disordered structures is a remarkably incoherent concept and cannot be captured by correlation functions alone. In this talk various geometric techniques are presented to characterize and model spatial structures and to derive structure-property relations for complex materials.