initiated by Paul Ehrenfest in 1912
currently organized by Ana Achúcarro & Luca Giomi (read about its history)

Dinner participants: 75 | Follow the live stream


Annette Zippelius

University of Gottingen

November 29

7:30 p.m.


Disordered Solids

We discuss a phase of matter which is characterized by random localization of the atoms or molecules and a finite restoring force for static shear deformations. The following questions will be addressed: What is an appropriate order parameter for the amorphous solid state? How can we characterize its random structure? How do long range elastic correlations develop at the glass transition? These questions will be discussed by means of a statistical mechanical theory of disordered system as well as generalized hydrodynamics.

The Colloquium Ehrenfestii takes place Wednesday evenings starting at 19:30 hours in the main auditorium of the Oort building. Before the Colloquium, there is a common dinner in the canteen located on the ground floor of the Oort building. This dinner starts at 18:00 hours sharp and is free of charge, under the condition that one attends the colloquium and that one has made a reservation before noon on the Tuesday preceding the colloquium.

Meal registrations may close earlier, when 80 persons have signed up.

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Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

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Annette Zippelius (University of Gottingen)

Disordered Solids

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