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Non Perturbative Renormalization Group Theory of Glassy Systems

Objective

"Glassy systems are central in several fields from statistical mechanics and soft matter to material sciences and biophysics and they appear even in completely different areas of science such as information theory, computer science, agent-based models and game theory.
The aim of this project is to develop a new, possibly groundbreaking, approach to glassy systems based on the non-perturbative renormalization group (NPRG) formalism. Modern theoretical approaches to glassy systems suffer from severe limitations; it is not clear whether and how one can improve them, and their current status is far from providing a coherent and satisfactory theory. For reasons detailed below, I believe that the NPRG approach is the long-sought theoretical framework to tackle the glass problem and that it will eventually lead to its solution. I will focus on the problem of the glass transition and the physics of glass-forming liquids. I expect that the progress we will make in this direction will also be instrumental also for other glassy systems such as spin glasses, quantum glasses and jamming systems."

Call for proposal

ERC-2011-StG_20101014
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Host institution

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 929 202,33
Principal investigator
Giulio Biroli (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (2)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 929 202,33
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Principal investigator
Giulio Biroli (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 81 597,67
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anaïs Desclos (Ms.)