Physics at Virginia

"Recent Advances on the Glass Problem"

Patrick Charbonneau , Duke University
[Host: Marija Vucelja]

Recent theoretical advances in the mean-field theory of glasses predict the existence, deep in the glass phase, of a novel phase transition, a so-called Gardner transition. This transition signals the emergence of a complex free energy landscape composed of a marginally stable hierarchy of sub-basins. It is also thought to be the onset of the anomalous thermal and transport properties of amorphous systems, and to ultimately lead to the unusual critical behavior at jamming. In this talk, I will present an overview of our recent theoretical and numerical advances in capturing and characterizing this novel materials feature.

Friday, November 17, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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