Armadillos, a dead dinosaur and the glass transition

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Armadillos, a dead dinosaur and the glass transition

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 30th May 2005
  • Speaker: Martin Greenall (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

I will introduce some recent work on the mode-coupling theory (MCT) of the glass transition. In particular, I will look at the response of the theory to changes in the structure of the glass-forming liquid. This technique brings out the important lengthscales in MCT in quite a clear way, as well as producing some topologically interesting graphs (see title). I will conclude by discussing the interpretation and possible applications of our results.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

Find out more about Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars.