Congratulations to the students, faculty and organizers on the successful completion of “Boulder School 2017: Frustrated and Disordered Systems”, cosponsored by the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem

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.