Discussion Meeting
Abhishek Dhar (ICTS-TIFR, India), Kavita Jain (JNCASR, India), Rahul Pandit (IISc, India), Samriddhi Sankar Ray (ICTS-TIFR, India) and Sanjib Sabhapandit (RRI, India)
12 February 2016 to 14 February 2016
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

This is an annual discussion meeting of the Indian statistical physics community which is attended by scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, from across the country, working in the broad area of statistical physics.

This meeting will cover all the 8 Topics covered at STATPHYS meetings, namely:

  1. General and mathematical aspects
    ​rigorous results, exact solutions, probability theory, stochastic field theory, phase transitions and critical phenomena at equilibrium, information theory, optimization, etc.
  2. Out-of-equilibrium aspects
    driven systems, transport theory, relaxation and response dynamics, random processes, anomalous diffusion, fluctuation theorems, large deviations, out-of-equilibrium phase transitions, etc.
  3. Quantum fluids and condensed matter
    strongly correlated electrons, cold atoms, graphene, mesoscopic quantum phenomena, fractional quantum Hall effect, low dimensional quantum field theory, quantum phase transitions, quantum information, entanglement, Lüttinger liquid, spin liquid, etc.
  4. Disordered and glassy systems
    percolation, spin glasses, structural glasses, metallic glasses, jamming, glass transition, algorithmic problems, etc.
  5. Biological physics
    molecular motors, single and multicellular dynamics, bacteria, swimmers, spatio-temporal organization, biological membranes, biopolymer folding, genomics, biological networks, evolution models, evolutionary game theory, etc.
  6. Soft matter
    simple and complex fluids, active matter, molecular and ionic fluids,wetting, self-assembly, polymers, gels, liquid crystals, microemulsions, foams, membranes, colloids, granular materials, etc.
  7. Nonlinear physics
    dynamical systems, chaos (classical and quantum), pattern formation, chemical reactions, hydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence (classical and quantum), etc.
  8. Interdisciplinary and complex systems
    networks and graphs, epidemics, econophysics, social phenomena, traffic flow, ecology, etc.
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