The citation for the award reads: “for her use of computational and analytical tools to develop microscopic understanding of flow in disordered materials, ranging from metallic glasses to biological tissues.” This award will be presented at this year’s March Meeting in Los Angeles.
Information here: https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=en/node/194
Disordered and frustrated systems comprise a vibrant research area in condensed matter physics with applications in fields ranging from mathematics to biology. At their core, these systems share universal features–such as rough free energy landscapes and rich sets of phase transitions–that can be understood and unified with ideas from physics. The 2017 Boulder School surveyed the intimate connection between these seemingly different problems, and introduced key notions in the physics of disordered systems. This school served more than 60 graduate students and post-docs and will be instrumental in creating a new generation of researchers into frustrated and disordered systems.
With Giorgio Parisi and Francesco Zamponi we are organizing, in the context of our Simons Collaboration, the workshop “Beyond Mean Field Theory: Renormalisation Group and Non Perturbative approaches in Disordered and Glassy Systems” with a limited number of talks and a lot of discussion time.
The description of the workshop and the list of speakers are on the site https://sites.google.com/view/bmft/home. The emphasis of the workshop being on discussions, we will associate to each intervention a “discussant” with the role of commenting, clarifying and perhaps challenging each of the talks during 15 minutes and introduce a general discussion.
Please let us know if you will be able to participate. I hope to see you in Rome in January.
In a work published in Physical Review Letters (2017) https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.215701 P. Charbonneau and S. Yaida show that the exotic phase transition predicted for infinite-dimensional glassy models can survive down to the physical dimension we live in. The work was notably featured in the following:
Congratulations to Silvio Franz for his nomination for a 5 year appointment as Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
The Jamming Transition and the Marginally Jammed State – Andrea Liu – University of Pennsylvania
Elementary Excitations in Amorphous Materials – Matthieu Wyart – EPFL, Institute of Physics
Congratulations to Lisa on being elected to be Member at Large for GSNP of the American Physical Society!
Thanks to those who attended the workshop “Recent Advances on the Glass and Jamming Transitions” in Lausanne, Switzerland.