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The 16th Mini-Symposium on Liquids 2023

Okayama University
The 50th Anniversary Hall
Tshushima-naka 1-1-1
​Okayama 700-8530
10-11 June, 2023

Access from Okayama Station

  • 10 min. by bus: Okaden Bus #47 from Okayama Station Nishiguchi  to Okadai Nishimon

  • 36 min. Walk from Okayama Station West Exit to the venue. 

30 May 2023: Poster+Short Talk  

 2 June 2023: Poster 

8 June 2023: Participation


Talks and Poster Presentation
10-11 June 2023


People interested in fundamental problems of liquids and related subjects are all welcome to attend! The series of mini-symposiums are so organized that relatively small numbers of participants and speakers can have lively, deep discussions.  


June 10, Saturday
9:30-10:25 Poster Session

10:25  Opening remark
10:30 - 11:30  Session 1

  • Eiji Yamamoto (Keio) (30 min), Solvent-dependent protein conformational fluctuations and diffusivity

  • Yuki Uematsu (KIT)  (15 min),   Ostwald ripening of aqueous microbubble solutions

  • Kazuhiko Seki (AIST)  (15 min),  Inertial effects on diffusion controlled rate coefficient

11:40 - 12:10 Session 2

  • Ken Tokunaga (Kogakuin) (30 min),  Molecular dynamics simulation on the validity of the Stokes-Einstein law for the diffusion of a large and heavy solute particle

12:10 - 14:00  Lunchtime

14:00 - 14:30  Session 3

  • Jayant K Singh (IIT Kanpur) (30 min),  Understanding the Self-assembly in Polymer-Surfactant Systems Using Coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations

14:30 - 17:00  Previews and Poster Session


17:00 - 17:30 Session 4

  • Claudio Cerdeiriña (Vigo)  (30 min),  Ising Model for the Freezing Transition

June 11, Sunday
9:00 - 10:00 Session 5

  • Paul S Cremer (Penn State) (30 min),  The Binding of Ions to Polymers in Aqueous Salt Solutions

  • Tuan Minh Do (Osaka)  (15 min),  Free energy analysis of the effect of ATP on peptide aggregation and dissolution using all-atom molecular dynamics

  • Stefan Hansen (Osaka)  (15 min),  Anion-Cation Contrast in Solute Solvation

10:20 - 12:20 Session 6

  • Kenji Mochizuki (Zhejiang)  (30 min),  Mechanisms of Melt Growth in Diverse Ice Polymorphs

  • Dor Ben-Amotz (Purdue)  (30 min),  Enhanced Chemical Reactivity on the Surface of an Aqueous Droplet

12:20  Closing remark

The Conference

Invited Speakers

  • Jayant K Singh (IIT Kanpur, India)

  • Claudio Cerdeiriña (Vigo, Spain)

  • Kenji Mochizuki (Zhejiang, China )

  • Dor Ben-Amotz (Purdue, USA)

  • Paul S Cremer (Penn State, USA)

  • Ken Tokunaga (Kogakuin, Japan)

  • Eiji Yamamoto (Keio, Japan)

Past Events

Past Events


about MSL

The first Mini-Symposium on Liquids (MSL) was held in 2007 at Okayama University. Since then MSL becomes a series of annual symposiums on liquids. The symposiums are organized by Kenichiro Koga (Okayama) and Ryo Akiyama (Kyushu) with full support from members of their research groups.

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