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Glasses and Grains

Poincaré Seminar 2009

  • Bertrand Duplantier
  • Thomas C. Halsey
  • Vincent Rivasseau

Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jorge Kurchan
    Pages 1-24
  3. David A. Weitz
    Pages 25-39
  4. Giulio Biroli
    Pages 41-76
  5. Yoël Forterre, Olivier Pouliquen
    Pages 77-109
  6. Thomas C. Halsey
    Pages 111-135
  7. Olivier Dauchot
    Pages 137-157

About this book


This tenth volume in the Poincaré Seminar Series describes recent developments at one of the most challenging frontiers in statistical physics - the deeply related fields of glassy dynamics, especially near the glass transition, and of the statics and dynamics of granular systems. These fields are marked by a vigorous interchange between experiment, theory, and numerical studies, all of which are well represented by the leading experts who have contributed articles to this volume. These articles are also highly pedagogical, as befits their origin in lectures to a broad scientific audience.  Highlights include a Galilean dialogue on the mean field and competing theories of the glass transition, a wide-ranging survey of colloidal glasses, and experimental as well as theoretical treatments of the relatively new field of dense granular flows. This book should be of broad general interest to both physicists and mathematicians.


colloidal glasses glass transition granular flow jamming transitions random first order transition theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertrand Duplantier
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Halsey
    • 2
  • Vincent Rivasseau
    • 3
  1. 1., CEA SaclayService de Physique ThéoriqueGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.ExxonMobil Upstream Research CompanyHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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