KITP Program: The Physics of Glasses: Relating Metallic Glasses to Molecular, Polymeric and Oxide Glasses (April 12 - July 9, 2010)
Coordinators: Takeshi Egami, Michael L. Falk, Srikanth Sastry

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Time Speaker Title
4/13, 11:00 a.m. All Organizational Meeting
4/13, 11:30 a.m. Martin Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What are Wikis Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 12:30 p.m. Mike Cates
Edinburgh Univ. & KITP
Glass Rheology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 11:00 a.m. Sidney Yip
Calculating Viscosity, Fragility, Transition from Viscous Flow to Creep[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 11:00 a.m. Jack Douglas
Influence of Nanoparticles and Molecular Additives on the Fragility a Polymer Glass-Formation- A Combined MD and Analytic Study[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
03/22, 12:15 p.m. Sri Sastry
The Physics of Glasses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
4/19, 2:00 p.m. Thomas Voigtmann
German Aerospace Center (DLR) & KITP
Connecting Microscopic Dynamics and Macroscopic Material Properties: The Case of Stress Overshoot and Transient Dynamics
4/20, 12:30 p.m. Jim Langer
Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and STZs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/22, 10:45 a.m. Konrad Samwer
Univ. Goettingen & KITP
Glass Transition and Shear Modulus in Amorphous Metallic Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 2:00 p.m. V. Kumaran
Indian Inst. of Science & KITP
Discussion: Entropy and Free Volume Distributions in Hard Particle Fluids
4/27, 12:30 p.m. Peter Sollich
King's College & KITP
Exploring Soft Glassy Rheology: Mesoscopic Analysis of Simulation Data, and Effective Temperature Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 10:30 a.m. Daan Frenkel
Configurational Entropy of Hard Particle Systems
4/29, 10:45 a.m. Daniel Miracle
Air Force Research Lab & KITP
Metallic Glass Structures: Efficient Packing of Unequal Spheres[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/30, 10:30 a.m. Sri Sastry
Two Short Seminars On: i. Glass Forming Ability and ii. Jamming[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 2:00 p.m. Arlette Baljon
Dynamical Heterogeneity in Thin Polymeric Films: The Least Mobile Clusters and Their Possible Role in the Glass Transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/04, 12:30 p.m. Sankar Das
Jawaharlal Nehru & KITP
Time Dependent Correlations in a Supercooled Liquid From Nonlinear Fluctuating Hydrodynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/06, 10:45 a.m. Kay Wiese
École Normale Sup. & KITP
Avalanche-size Distributions From Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 2:00 p.m. Tetsu Ichitsubo
Kyoto Univ. & KITP
Elastic Heterogeneity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 12:30 p.m. Takeshi Egami
Univ. Tennessee & KITP
Introduction to Metallic Glasses: Superficial and Fundamental Differences From Other Glasses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 10:30 a.m. Corey O'Hern
Yale & KITP
Highly Anharmonic Solids: Vibrations in Jammed Materials[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5/13, 10:45 a.m. Wei Hua Wang
Chinese Academy & KITP
Relating Activation of Shear Transformation Zones to b-Relaxations in Metallic Glasses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 10:30 a.m. Patrick Charbonneau
Duke Univ.
How Hard Is It To Form A Glass? Insights From Beyond 3D[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 2:00 p.m. Archana Lakhani
Magnetic Glasses: An Introduction
5/18, 2:00 p.m. Michael Falk
Simulations and Theory of Shear Banding in Amorphous Solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 10:30 a.m. Gilles Tarjus
Univ P&M Curie & KITP
The Frustration-based Theoretical Approach of the Glass Transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 10:45 a.m. Bulbul Chakraborty
Brandeis Univ. & KITP
Fluctuations, Entropy and "Temperature" of Jammed Grain Packings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/21, 10:30 a.m. David Rodney
Grenoble Tech. & KITP
Thermally-Activated Events in a Glass From Atomic-Scale Simulations: Relation Between STZs and Beta-Relaxations (continued)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/21, 2:00 p.m. Peter Schall
Colloidal Glasses: 3D Analogue Computers for Studying Flow and Shear Banding in Amorphous Solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/24, 2:00 p.m. Surajit Sengupta
Dynamical Heterogeneity, Jamming and Plasticity in Solid-Solid Nucleation[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5/25, 12:30 p.m. Chandan Dasgupta
Indian Institute & KITP
Length Scales Related to Alpha and Beta Relaxation In Glass-Forming Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/26, 10:30 a.m. Robert Hoy
Yale & KITP
Molecular Plasticity: The Crossover From Perfect-Plastic Flow to Polymeric Strain Hardening[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/27, 10:30 a.m. Damien Vandembroucq
Strain Localization and Anisotropic Correlations in a Mesoscopic Model of Amorphous Plasticity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/28, 10:30 a.m. Charusita Chakravarty
Excess Entropy Scaling of Transport Properties of Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 2:00 p.m. C. Austen Angell
Thermodynamic and Dynamic Couplings in Glassforming Liquids (molecular and metallic, covalent, and ionic): Some New Findings, Some New Insights[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 12:30 p.m. Zohar Nussinov
Wash Univ.-St. Louis & KITP
Local Dynamics and Glass Type Transitions- Applications in the Study of 4He[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/03, 10:30 a.m. Jörg Rottler
A Microscopic View of Physical Aging and Plastic Deformation in Amorphous Solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 2:00 p.m. Craig Maloney
Carnegie Mellon & KITP
Avalanches and Diffusion: From Lennard-Jones Glasses to Bubble Rafts Near Jamming[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 10:30 a.m. Kenneth Schweizer
Activated Hopping, Dynamic Heterogeneity, and Mechanical Response in Particle Fluids and Suspensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/10, 10:30 a.m. Michael Widom
Carnegie Mellon & KITP
First Principles Simulations of Supercooled Liquids and Glasses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 10:30 a.m. Karin Dahmen
Avalanches and Universality in Condensed Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 10:30 a.m. Mark Robbins
Discussion on the Effects of Stress and Temperature on the Rate of Plastic Events[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 10:30 a.m. V. Kumaran
Indian Inst. of Science & KITP
From Kinetic Theory to Jamming: Dynamical Arrest in Sheared Hard Particle Fluids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 2:00 p.m. All Informal Discussion: Useful Models and Methods for Studying Glassy Materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/17, 10:30 a.m. Herbert Schober
FZ Juelich & KITP
Strings and Soft Modes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18, 10:30 a.m. Thomas Schroeder
Roskilde Univ. & KITP
Strong Virial / Potential Energy Correlations, and the Many Consequences for Viscous Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21-25 Conference: Emerging Concepts in Glass Physics
6/28, 2:00 p.m. Akira Furukawa
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
What Time Scale Is Responsible For Rheological Properties In Glassy Liquids?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 12:30 p.m. Douglas Durian
Univ. Penn & KITP
Growth Of Dynamical Heterogeneities On Approach To Jamming For Grains and Soft Colloids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/30, 10:30 a.m. Lisa Manning
Princeton & KITP
Identifying "Soft Spots" In Amorphous Materials Under Quasi-Static Shear[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/01, 10:30 a.m. Eric Daub
Scaling Of Stick-Slip Instabilities In Granular Materials[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/07, 10:30 a.m. Lisa Manning
Princeton & KITP
How Does Surface Tension Emerge From Structure in Biological Tissues?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/08, 10:30 a.m. Horacio Castillo
Ohio Univ. & KITP
Does Dynamical Heterogeneity Originate in Fluctuations of the Time Variable?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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