Thirty milliseconds in the life of a supercooled liquid
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.
This is a weekly series of webinars on theoretical aspects of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics. It is open to anyone interested in research in these areas..