Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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37th CNLS Annual Conference - Applied Statistical Physics

May 01, 2017 8:00 AM - May 04, 2017 5:00 PM
Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe
Jennie Harvey
(505) 606-0937

Event Description

The field of Statistical Physics is evolving rapidly with a growing emphasis on applications in a diverse set of fields from traditional materials and soft matter to biology and living matter to complex systems.

The core concepts and methodologies of statistical physics were developed to describe the random motion of molecules in gases, structure of liquid and glasses, and critical phenomena in magnets. Over the past two decades these methods, which include for example scaling approaches and non equilibrium dynamics, are central to our understanding of data rich phenomena in systems consisting of interacting many body system, whether under equilibrium or non equilibrium settings. This year's Center for Nonlinear Studies annual conference will focus on modern applications of statistical physics approaches in a broad range of problems including active matter, soft matter, materials, biological physics, complex networks, and social dynamics. This meeting will bring together leading experts with the goal of identifying synergies between these emerging research areas and identifying common themes and open questions.

More information is available on the conference website.