Towards Unifying Concepts in the Physics of Aperiodic Systems

Conference and Lunch Talk Series
Oct 14, 2011May 23, 2012
PCTS, Jadwin Hall


Event Description

Organizers: Salvatore Torquato, Pablo Debenedetti, Yoav Kallus, Elisabetta Matsumoto & Paul Steinhardt

The aim of this workshop is to bring together a diverse group of scientists to discuss recent developments in our understanding of the formation and structure of aperiodic systems and their physical properties. A variety of aperiodic systems will be considered, including structural and spin glasses, foams, quasicrystals, quantum systems, "hyperuniform" systems, disordered packings, network-forming liquids and biological systems. A general goal will be to explore whether there are unifying concepts that underlie this wide class of aperiodic systems. The workshop will culminate in a discussion that will attempt to assess our current understanding and identify directions for future research.