Thirty milliseconds in the life of a supercooled liquid

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Thirty milliseconds in the life of a supercooled liquid

  • Event time: 3:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Event date: 4th October 2022
  • Speaker: (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
  • Location: Online - see email invite.

Event details

Our understanding of the mechanism by which liquids transform into glasses is often described as a major open problem in condensed matter physics. In this talk, I will present very recent numerical developments which allow for the first time to investigate the slow dynamics of supercooled liquids close to the glass transition. I will describe the microscopic picture revealed by our computer simulations, and how they allow us to rationalize key experimental signatures of glassy dynamics. I will conclude by discussing the implications for theoretical descriptions of the glass transition.