Varda Faghir Hagh will become Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in January 2024,
https://mechse.illinois.edu/people/profile/hagh and Camille Scalliet will join the Laboratoire de Physique (LPENS) at Ecole Normale Supérieure in October 2023, as a permanent CNRS researcher.
Work by the collaboration has been reviewed in the Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics. There, Chandra Varma discusses recent numerical works aimed at detecting two-level systems in glasses. In particular, a newly developed machine-learning approach can dramatically speed up the numerical search for these tunneling defects which are found to be increasingly rare with increasing glass stability.
Read more in Nature Communications, the Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Review Letters.
Read the announcement here. This is one of the highest science prizes in France.
Congrats to Ludo!
Congratulations to our director Sid Nagel, who has just been awarded the 2023 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research.
You can read more about Sid’s research in this interview
The article Microscopic origin of excess wings in relaxation spectra of supercooled liquids by Benjamin Guiselin, Camille Scalliet and Ludovic Berthier was published in Nature Physics on March 17, 2022.
This Editors highlighted the article with the News & Views A wing explained by Reiner Zorn.
Their simulations snapshot makes the cover of April’s issue of the journal.
The citation reads:
“For her outstanding work in a broad variety of topics in the physics of hard and soft glasses, in particular, for locating two-level systems and demonstrating their properties in low temperature glasses and for identifying both highly localized and collective excitations in the Potential Energy Landscape.”
See the official announcement.
Congratulations to Camille!
We congratulate Giorgio Parisi for being awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.”
Watch the announcement here:
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
Harukuni Ikeda became Assistant Professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan on April 2021, and Gabriele Sicuro became Lecturer at King’s College London from 2021.