Mixed-gen Season 2 – Session 5: Simulating glasses
Online meeting - hosted by CECAM-HQ
This is the fifth session of the second season of the Mixed-Gen on-line series aimed mainly at PhD students and researchers in their first post-doc. Our goal is to continue providing a new venue for these young scientists to share their work, get expert feedback and have an opportunity to strengthen scientific relations within the CECAM community.
The general area for this session is Simulating glasses
If you are a PhD student or a post-doc:
Please use the Participate Tab on this page to start the application. You will have to login using your CECAM account to access the application form. If you don't have a CECAM account yet, use the register option on the top right corner of the login page...and welcome to CECAM!
If you are a more senior scientist:
Please contact the organisers and we shall process your registration.
Submission of posters
(Please note that - at least for the time being - we shall accept posters only from PhD students or researchers in their first post-doc)
After your application is accepted, you will be able to submit a poster. In the CECAM page for this event, go to “My participation” tab and click on “Add a poster”, providing title and abstract following the recommended format. On the same form you can upload your poster file in png or jpg as soon as it is ready. These formats are strict to enable showing of the poster in the Gather session. If the poster file is not ready at the moment of submitting your abstract, you can upload it later by editing your submission (Go to “My participation” tab and click three vertical dots on “Actions” column on table “My posters”). Please upload your poster as soon as possible to enable a decision from the selection committee - see below.
Please note that posters will be visible in the Gather room associated with this session until the end of the series (June 2022) unless otherwise requested.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: TEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT
Selection of posters
Posters will be selected by the event organisers with the support of our main speaker and experts who will take place in the poster session.
Selection of the two talks by PhD or first year postdocs
These contributions, to be broadcasted in the Zoom webinar in the first part of the event, will be selected, after a preliminary screening by the organisers, the main speaker and guest experts, via a lottery from the posters selected for the Gather session. Please tick “No” to the question “Upgrade to talk?” in your application if you DO NOT WANT your poster to be considered for this lottery.
THE DECISION ON THE POSTER AND THE OUTCOME OF THE LOTTERY SELECTION WILL BE COMMUNICATED ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT
POSTER SUBMISSIONS BEYOND THIS DEADLINE WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT NOT CONSIDERED FOR UPGRADE TO TALK. SUBMISSION WILL BE DEFINITELY CLOSED FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.
SESSION 5. Title and abstract of talks
Perspectives for the next generation of glass transition studies
Ludovic Berthier, University of Montpellier
Computer simulations give unique insights into the microscopic behavior of amorphous materials. It became recently possible to generate equilibrium configurations of deeply supercooled liquids using a simple swap Monte Carlo algorithm for a broad variety of model glass-formers. This novel computational tool, which provides an equilibration speedup of more than 10 orders of magnitude, has allowed the exploration of thermodynamic properties and putative equilibrium phase transitions underlying the formation of glasses with unprecedented accuracy. I will summarise these recent findings and provide a broad picture about the thermodynamic phase diagram describing the physics of liquids undergoing a glass transition.
From hard spheres to hard-core spins
Grace Sommers, Princeton University
A system of hard spheres exhibits physics that is controlled only by their density. This comes about because the interaction energy is either infinite or zero, so all allowed configurations have exactly the same energy. The low density phase is liquid, while the high density phase is crystalline, an example of "order by disorder" as it is driven purely by entropic considerations. Here we study a family of hard spin models, which we call hardcore spin models, where we replace the translational degrees of freedom of hard spheres with the orientational degrees of freedom of lattice spins. Their hardcore interaction serves analogously to divide configurations of the many spin system into allowed and disallowed sectors. We present detailed results on the square lattice in $d=2$ for a set of models with ZN symmetry, which generalize Potts models, and their U(1) limits, for ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic senses of the interaction, which we refer to as exclusion and inclusion models. As the exclusion/inclusion angles are varied, we find a Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition between a disordered phase and an ordered phase with quasi-long-ranged order, which is the form order by disorder takes in these systems. These results follow from a set of height representations, an ergodic cluster algorithm, and transfer matrix calculations.
Many Body Correlations Are Non negligible in Simple Glassformers
Chengjie Luo, Eindhoven University of Technology
Sara Bonella (CECAM HQ) - Organiser
Ignacio Pagonabarraga (CECAM HQ) - Organiser