Discussion Meeting
ORGANIZERS
Ranjini Bandyopadhyay, Abhishek Dhar, Kavita Jain, Rahul Pandit, Sanjib Sabhapandit, Samriddhi Sankar Ray and Prerna Sharma
DATE & TIME
16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
VENUE
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 would be the 5th in this series of meetings

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 transition s, 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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