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10h00 Cours de physique théorique de Saclay
Cours de physique théorique de Saclay
Orme des Merisiers  Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers
Chiara Caprini
The research performed at the IPhT aims at better understanding the laws which govern our universe and its organisation. It encompasses most of the great subjects of modern theoretical physics:
The IPhT comprises about fifty permanent physicists (2/3 CEA, 1/3 CNRS), about thirty PhD students and postdocs, assisted by a support staff of about ten people. The IPhT also hosts permanently many short term visitors.
Glasses are ubiquitous in daily life and technology. However, the microscopic mechanisms generating this state of matter remain subject to debate: Glasses are considered either as merely hyperviscous liquids or as resulting from a genuine thermodynamic phase transition toward a rigid state. A team of theoreticians and experimentalists, including Giulio Biroli from IPhT, have devised an experiment based on new theoretical ideas to provide a smokinggun answer to this longstanding controversy. Performing the corresponding highprecision nonlinear dielectric experiments for supercooled glycerol and propylene carbonate, they find strong support for theories based on thermodynamic amorphous order. Moreover, when lowering temperature, they find that the growing transient domains are 

C. Pepin, 20160614

The book "Counting Surfaces" by Bertrand Eynard just appeared in the collection "Progress in Mathematical Physics" by Birkhäuser. In 2015 Bertrand Eynard was the recipient of the Chaire André Aisenstadt at CRM Montréal and gave courses to present his recent results. This book is published in connection with these courses. It presents the general theory of the enumeration of maps, of the counting of Riemann surfaces, its combinatorics, geometrical and topological aspects, and its connection with physics and mathematics (string theory, random matrix theory, algebraic geometry, integrable systems, topological recursion). This book is self contained and aims at graduate students as well as advanced researchers. It should hopefully become quickly a classic! 

F. David, 20160510

The 21st edition of this conference will take place on June 1315 at IPhT. It will be devoted to the themes of Dynamics, disorder and localization in strongly interacting quantum many body systems. It is organized by Giulio Biroli, Eugene Bogomolny, Cecile Monthus and Marco Schiro, with the help of Sylvie Zaffanella, Anne Angles, Laure Sauboy (secretary). For registration, list of speakers, program and practical info, see the web site ot the conference. 

F. David, 20160506

Catherine Pépin is awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council
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