Physics of disordered materials such as amorphous solids, the glass
transition of supercooled liquids and the jamming transition of grains
has become a challenging field in the last decades. Although some
recent studies suggest that viscous slowing down of super-cooled
liquids, colloids and granular media might be related to the existence
of genuine phase transitions, other works suggest that they are not
the thermodynamic phase transitions but a mere dynamical transitions.
Nevertheless, the long range order in amorphous solids such as dynamical
heterogeneities plays an important role in both at the glass
transition and the jamming transition, the analogies with spin-glasses
and their physically observable
This important analogue originated from cooperative motion of molecules has been observed only recently in experiments where a cooperative length-scale of about 5-20 molecular diameters at the glass transition and the jamming transition.
This workshop will bring together theoretical, computational and experimental physicists working on phase transitions and the jamming problem in glass-forming liquids, colloids and granular matter. It will be held as the fourth week activity of the long term workshop "New Frontiers in Non-equilibrium Physics 2015"at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. The aim of this workshop is to create synergy and interactions between Japanese and French community.
The workshop will start on Tuesday, August 11, in the morning, and it will end on Friday afternoon, August 14.
|May 10th||Registration deadline|
|Aug. 11th - 14th||Conference|
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