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[Issp Workshop]
Recent problems in physics of glasses --- Interface between experiments and theories (mostly in Japanese)
Title : Recent problems in physics of glasses --- Interface between experiments and theories (mostly in Japanese)
Date : 2010/11/29(Mon)-2010/12/1(Wed)
Place : Lecture Room (A632), 6th Floor, ISSP   
Organizer : ISSP
Committee Chair : Takashi Odagaki, Ryusuke Nozaki, Junko Habasaki, Koji Fukao, Osamu Yamamuro (ext.63494)
e-mail: yamamuro :at: issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Scope : The research of glasses and glass transitions may be the last frontier of condensed matter physics left for this century. In the last few years, we have seen several new and important developments in this field. In theoretical studies, the non-equilibrium statistical mechanics based on free-energy landscape was proposed, being expected to apply to the unified understanding of the glass transitions. The mode-coupling theory based on the four-bodies correlation function is providing a new approach to understand the glass transitions. In the molecular dynamics simulations, single component glasses were realized and this has been utilized for the validation of various theories on the transformation from liquids to crystals, quasi-crystals and glasses. On the other hand, in experimental studies, there have been several developments toward unified understanding of glasses, e.g., observation of the non-linear response and memory effects for glass formation, discovery of the glass transitions of ionic liquids, and realizations of simple molecular glasses and high-density/low-enthalpy glasses by using vapor-deposition techniques. In the present workshop, both theoretical and experimental researchers will present their recent results and try to clarify the interface between the experiments and theories including computer simulations and also to reorganize the remaining problems in physics of glasses to resolve them.
Details Page : http://yamamuro.issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/glass2010/