David R.M. Williams

Head, Department of Applied Mathematics

ARC Senior Research Fellow

e-mail: [E-mail] drw110@rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Tel:+61-26 125 06 80
Fax: +61-2-6 125 07 32

Information about the 2nd AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHYSICS COMPETITION, Dec2-3, 2004

Images from the Inaugural AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHYSICS COMPETITION, Dec3-4, 2003

Results from the Inaugural AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHYSICS COMPETITION, Dec3-4, 2003

Sample Questions from Inaugural AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHYSICS COMPETITION, Dec3-4, 2003

Questions for the 2nd Australian National Physics Competition, Dec2-3, 2004.

Questions for the 3rd Australian National Physics Competition, Dec1-2, 2005.

Capillarity Notes from Soft Matter Physics Course

Liquid Crystal Notes from Soft Matter Physics Course

Thermodynamics and Stat. Mech. Notes for Soft Matter Physics Course

2001 Exam for Soft Matter Physics Course

Assignment 2 for Soft Matter Physics Course

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Top five publications
  1. Polymers Grafted onto Strongly Adsorbing Surfaces in Poor Solvents: Stretching, Fission, Phase Separation and Globular Micelles in 2D. E.M. Sevick and D.R.M. Williams, Physical Review Letters, 82, 2701-2704, (1999).
  2. Corrugational Instabilities of Thin Copolymer Films. D.R.M. Williams. Physical Review Letters, 75, 453 (1995).
  3. Collision of a Field-Driven Polymer with a Post: Electrophoresis in Microlithographic Arrays. E.M. Sevick and D.R.M. Williams, Physical Review Letters, 76, 2595 (1996).
  4. Diblock copolymer thin films on heterogeneous striped surfaces: Commensurate, incommensurate and inverted lamellae. G.G. Pereira and D.R.M. Williams, Physical Review Letters, 80, 2849-2852 , 1998.
  5. Why DLVO is wrong. Bostrom, Williams and Ninham, PRL 2002

Research interests
  • Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics: Theory and Simulation
  • polymers (polymer grafting, block copolymers, biopolymers, DNA Condensates)
  • liquid crystals
  • granular materials
  • surface growth phenomena

(Updated: August 2003)