The Physical Review Letters publication by A. Altieri, F. Roy, G. Biroli, C. Cammarota was selected and highlighted for reporters by the APS office.

The Physical Review Letters publication Properties of Equilibria and Glassy Phases of the Random Lotka-Volterra Model with Demographic Noise (Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 258301) by A. Altieri, F. Roy, G. Biroli is one of the three selected publications of the week (July 12 2021) highlighted for reporters, see https://info.aps.org/webmail/640833/488626630/4ae382d2b57b6f654b04d935c57982c7363d9e9cd7bb23994457cb23d2bae520

We congratulate Giorgio Parisi for being awarded the 2021 Wolf Prize in Physics for ground-breaking discoveries in disordered systems, particle physics and statistical physics.

The citation notes that Giorgio “has been one of the most creative and influential theoretical physicists in recent decades. His work has a large impact on diverse branches of physical sciences, spanning the areas of particle physics, critical phenomena, disordered systems as well as optimization theory and mathematical physics”. We are honored to have Giorgio as a member of our collaboration.

Depletion of Two-Level Systems in Ultrastable Computer-Generated Glasses

In a work published in Physical Review Letters (2020), D. Khomenko, C. Scalliet, L. Berthier, D. R. Reichman and F. Zamponi show that the density of two-level systems in a glass depends on its stability, i.e. its degree of annealing. In particular, they evidenced a strong depletion of two-level systems in ultrastable glasses prepared with SWAP, a state-of-the-art algorithm.

The work was notably featured in Physics Magazine and Quanta Magazine.

Physical Review Letters
Physics Magazine
Quanta Magazine

The Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem is organizing a webinar series on disordered systems, the glass transition, and related topics.

The Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem is organizing a webinar series on disordered systems, the glass transition, and related topics. All researchers broadly interested in statistical physics are invited to attend. Information about the program and instructions on how to connect are available at:

https://scglass.uchicago.edu/webinars/

Beg Rohu Summer School 2019

The Beg Rohu Summer School 2019 edition on “Glasses, Jamming, and Slow Dynamics” featured lectures by collaboration members Ludovic Berthier, Andrea Liu, Gilles Tarjus and Francesco Zamponi. All the lectures have been video recorded and are available on this YouTube playlist