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Gerard Ben Arus
benarous@cims.nyu.edu

I am a theorist interested in Probability theory, Statistical Mechanics, DIsordered Media, Random Matrices, and Spin Glasses


Institution: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
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Ludovic Berthier
ludovic.berthier@umontpellier.fr

Works on the statistical mechanics of disordered materials, nonequilibrium systems, and soft matter.

I am a theorist.


Institution: University of Montpellier & CNRS
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Giulio Biroli
giulio.biroli@cea.fr

I am a theoretical physicist working in statistical physics, complex systems and condensed matter theory. I am particularly interested in glassy and off-equilibrium physics and slow and collective dynamics.


Institution: Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Bulbul Chakraborty
bulbul@brandeis.edu

I am a condensed matter theorist interested in the statistical mechanics of constrained systems, especially in correlations and fluctuations in these systems.


Institution: Brandeis University
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Leticia F. Cugliandolo
leticia@lpthe.jussieu.fr

I am a theorist. I work on out of equilibrium classical and quantum problems with analytical and numerical methods. My current interests include classical and quantum glasses, frustrated magnets, coarsening systems and active matter.


Institution: Sorbonne Universites - Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - LPTHE
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Karen Daniels
kdaniel@ncsu.edu

Our lab performs experiments on a variety of non-equilibrium and non-linear soft matter systems, including granular materials, colloids, and gels.

I am an experimentalist.


Institution: NC State University
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Mark Ediger
ediger@chem.wisc.edu

We prepare molecular glasses by vapor deposition and have discovered ultrastable glasses. We measure molecular mobility during the deformation of polymer glasses to understand mechanisms of nonlinear deformation.

I am an experimentalist.


Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Florent Krzakala
florent.krzakala@ens.fr

I am a theorist. My main research focus is the statistical behavior of disordered systems and the study of the collective behavior of complex assemblies of simple elementary components in physics, optimization and machine learning.


Institution: Ecole Normale Superieure & University Paris 6
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Andrea J. Liu
ajliu@physics.upenn.edu

I am a condensed matter theorist working on soft and living matter systems.


Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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M. Lisa Manning
mmanning@syr.edu

I am a theorist. The Manning group uses theoretical and computational tools to understand collective motion in disordered, non-equilibrium “materials”, including biological tissues.


Institution: Syracuse University
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Cristopher Moore
moore@santafe.edu

I am a theorist. I study problems at the interface between statistical physics and statistical inference, including networks, phase transitions, and computational complexity


Institution: Santa Fe Institute
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Sidney Nagel
srnagel@uchicago.edu

I am a soft-matter experimentalist. One of the things we study in our lab have to do with singularities and pattern formation in fluid systems, the dynamics of granular matter, the physics of the jammed state, memory formation in disordered materials.


Institution: University of Chicago
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David R. Reichman
drr2103@columbia.edu

I am a theorist broadly interested in dynamical process in condensed phases. In particular, our group focuses on classical and quantum glassy systems as well as the optical and electronic properties of emerging materials.


Institution: Columbia University
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Federico Ricci-Tersenghi
federico.ricci@roma1.infn.it

I am a theorist. My research interests range from the theory of strongly disordered systems (spin glasses) and structural glasses to optimization (constraint satisfaction problems), inference and machine learning, with a particular emphasis on out-of-equilibrium dynamics. My expertise covers both analytical computations and large scale numerical simulations.


Institution: Sapienza University of Rome
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Guilhem Semerjian
guilhem@lpt.ens.fr

I am a theoretical physicist working in statistical physics of disordered systems and its applications to computer science, discrete mathematics and information theory.


Institution: LPT-ENS
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Patrick Charbonneau
patrick.charbonneau@duke.edu

The Charbonneau Group pursues frontier research in soft matter using simulation and theory. We tackle questions ranging from the molecular to the colloidal scale, such as the glass problem, protein crystallization, and micron- and nano-scale particle assembly.

I am a theorist.


Institution: Duke University
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Eric I. Corwin
eric.corwin@gmail.com

Soft condensed matter, granular materials, jamming, the glass transition, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, using experimental, simulational, and theoretical tools.

I am an experimentalist.


Institution: University of Oregon
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Leo Radzihovsky
radzihov@colorado.edu

I am a theorist interested in states of condensed matter and phase transitions between them, particularly when fluctuations and correlations are qualitatively important.


Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
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Francesco Zamponi
f.zamponi@gmail.com

I am a theorist. I am interested in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, with application to glasses, spin glasses, disordered sphere packings, quantum glasses, quantum information, and out-of-equilibrium dynamics. I am also interested in interdisciplinary applications of statistical mechanics in economy, biology, and computer science.


Institution: ENS/CNRS
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Lenka Zdeborova
lenka.zdeborova@gmail.com

I am a theorist. I use statistical physics and methods developed in theory of disordered systems to study problems in computer science, information theory, combinatorics and machine learning. I am particularly keen on in phase transitions, algorithms, computational complexity, and their interplay.


Institution: IPhT, CEA Saclay
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Aghil Abed Zadeh
agheal@gmail.com

I am an experimentalist, interested in granular materials near criticality and crackling behavior of sheared granular media.


Institution: Duke Univerisity
Advisor: Bob Behringer

Irem Altan
irem.altan@duke.edu

I am a theorist interested in soft matter, with particular focus on protein crystallization and glassy materials.


Institution: Duke University
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Charbonneau

Ada Altieri
altieri.ada@gmail.com

I am a theorist working on disordered and glassy systems, from field theory and critical phenomena to optimization problems, with particular attention to the jamming transition.  


Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma; LPTMS Université Paris-Sud
Advisor: Prof. Giorgio Parisi, Prof. Silvio Franz

Daria Atkinson
dwatkinson@physics.umass.edu

I am a theorist.

Research Interests: I’m interested in the structure and geometric treatments of 1-d filament assemblies, and their correspondence lower dimensional structures.


Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Advisor: Christian Santangelo and Greg Grason

Benjamin Aubin
aubin.benjamin@gmail.com

I am theoretical physicist and I am interested in statistical inference, using methods of statistical physics of disordered and complex systems.


Institution: Institute for Theoretical Physics (IPhT, CEA Saclay)
Advisor: Lenka Zdeborova

Chris Baldwin
clb37@bu.edu

I am a theorist interested in non-equilibrium statistical and quantum physics (glassy dynamics, localization, stochastic processes, etc.)


Institution: Boston University
Advisor: Chris Laumann

Karsten Baumgarten
k.baumgarten@tudelft.nl

I am interested in the mechanical and structural properties of  complex fluids and solids with emphasis on critical effects near rigidity transitions. I am a theorist.


Institution: Delft University of Technology
Advisor: Brian P. Tighe

Farzan Beroz
farzan@princeton.edu

I am interested in the mechanics of soft, living matter, including mechanosensory cells, disordered biopolymer networks, and bacterial biofilms. I am a theorist.


Institution: Princeton University
Advisor: Ned S. Wingreen

Gabriel Canova
gabrielcauz@gmail.com

Theoretical physicist. I am currently working with discrete and continuous spin systems and game theory applied on complex networks.


Institution: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Porto Alegre -Brazil
Advisor: Jeferson J. Arenzon

Cong Cao
caocong514@gmail.com

I’m an experimentalist who is interested in colloidal, emulsion and active matter systems. 


Institution: Emory University
Advisor: Eric R. Weeks

Shyr-Shea Chang
shyrsheachang@ucla.edu

I am a theorist with an applied math background interested in fluid mechanics and its application to biology. Currently I’m working on microvascular systems and developing analytical and numerical methods to find optimal hydraulic networks in different functions to compare with experimental data.


Institution: UCLA
Advisor: Marcus Roper

Hanrong Chen
hanrongchen@g.harvard.edu

I am a theorist interested in problems at the interface of statistical physics and biology, and I currently work on viral dynamics on a fitness landscape.


Institution: Harvard University
Advisor: Mehran Kardar

Xiaowen Chen
xiaowenc@princeton.edu

I am interested in problems at the interface of statistical physics and living systems. Currently, I am working on the relation between collective behaviors and local interactions in biological neural networks. I am a theorist.


Institution: Princeton University
Advisor: William Bialek

Simone Ciarella
S.Ciarella@tue.nl

I am a theorist and my area of interest are soft matter, polymer physics and statistical mechanics.


Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Advisor: Wouter Ellenbroek, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Francesco Sciortino, Sapienza - Universita' di Roma

Joel Clemmer
jclemme3@jhu.edu

Interests: Computation and non-equilibrium processes, in particular critical phenomena and avalanches in disordered systems. (Theorist)


Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Advisor: Mark O. Robbins

Francesco Concetti
francesco.concetti@uniroma1.it

I am a theorist. my main interest is about the full replica symmetry breaking solution of mean field spin glass models.


Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Advisor: Giorgio Parisi

Peter Crowther
pc9836@bristol.ac.uk

I am an experimentalist, studying the structure and dynamics of glassy colloidal systems using confocal microscopy.


Institution: University of Bristol, UK
Advisor: Dr. Paddy Royall

Eduardo Dominguez
eduardo@fisica.uh.cu

I am a theorist interested in statistical mechanics of complex systems, inference problems, neural networks, etc.


Institution: University of Havana
Advisor: Roberto Mulet

Carlos Duque
cmduque@physics.umass.edu

I’m currently working on soft matter physics. I’m particularly interested in exploring problems related to geometry and elasticity. Currently, we are studying problems related to the non-uniform growth of elastic surfaces in order to design all kind of two-dimensional shapes. I consider myself a theorist.


Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Advisor: Chris Santangelo

Davide Facoetti
davide.facoetti@kcl.ac.uk

I am a theoretical physicist. I am interested in studying  quantum systems out of equilibrium using techniques from field theory, random matrices and glasses. 


Institution: King's College London
Advisor: Pierpaolo Vivo and Joe Bhaseen

Varda Faghir Hagh
vfaghirh@asu.edu

I am a theorist and I am mainly interested in the study of rigidity transition in disordered systems- with a focus on the effect of geometry on such transitions.


Institution: Arizona State University
Advisor: Michael F. Thorpe

Aaron Friedman
aaronjf@uci.edu

I am a theorist working on the phases and dynamics of isolated many-body quantum systems far from equilibrium.


Institution: University of California, Irvine
Advisor: Sid Parameswaran

Marylou Gabrié
gabrie@clipper.ens.fr

I am a theorist. I am interested in understanding some high dimensional statistical problems from theoretical computer science, such as learning algorithms or statistical inference, using results and methods from disordered systems physics.


Institution: ENS Paris
Advisor: Florent Krzakala

Marco Aurelio Galvani Cunha
mgalvan1@jhu.edu

I am theorist working on polymer physics, more specifically on non-equilibrium effects during polymer welding.


Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Advisor: Mark Robbins

Guga Gogia
guram.gogia@emory.edu

I am an experimentalist studying non-equilibrium processes in dusty (complex) plasmas. 


Institution: Emory University
Advisor: Justin Burton

Yi Hu
yi.hu@duke.edu

My research interests is applying statistical mechanics approach to solve hard sphere systems, such as assembly and phase transition. I am a theorist.


Institution: Duke Univerisity
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Charbonneau

Andrea Kadović
Andrea.Kadovic@irb.hr

I study theoretical condensed matter physics and I am currently interested in applications of statistical physics on networks.


Institution: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Advisor: Vinko Zlatić

Shachi Katira
shachi@berkeley.edu

I am a theorist interested in glassy dynamics and the glass transition. 


Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: David Chandler

Dion J. Koeze
d.j.koeze@tudelft.nl

I am a theorist interested in numerical studies of the mechanics and structure of amorphous matter in constrained geometries.


Institution: TU Delft
Advisor: Brian P. Tighe

Alexandre Krajenbrink
alexandre.krajenbrink@polytechnique.edu

I am a theorist interested in the link between random matrices, quantum mechanics, polymer models and the KPZ universality class.


Institution: Ecole Normale Supérieure
Advisor: Pierre Le Doussal

Charuhansini Kulkarni
charuhansini@ncbs.res.in

I am an experimentalist interested in active liquid-glass transitions in biological systems.


Institution: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
Advisor: Shashi Thutupalli

Joyjit Kundu
jkundu@lbl.gov

I am a theorist. My research interest lies broadly in the areas of Statistical physics and Soft-condensed matter physics. 


Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Whitelam

Cathy Li
cathy.li@duke.edu

I’m interested in phase transition phenomena in many-body system and computational problems related to spin glass. I’m a theorist.


Institution: Duke Univerisity
Advisor: Henry Pfister

Jing Luo
jl4yr@virginia.edu

I am a theorist interested in frustrated systems.


Institution: University of Virginia
Advisor: Gia-Wei Chern

Maxwell Marple
mamarple@ucdavis.edu

I am an experimentalist and my research interests focus on developing structure-property relationships of inorganic network glasses with particular emphasis on ionic conductivity and non-Newtonian viscous flow. 


Institution: University of California, Davis
Advisor: Sabyasachi Sen

Zhe Mei
zhe.mei@yale.edu

Theoretical and Computational physics. My research area is protein 3D structure simulation. 


Institution: Yale University
Advisor: Corey O'Hern

Aya Nawano
aya.nawano@yale.edu

I am interested in understanding glass-forming ability of bulk metallic glasses using molecular dynamics simulations. I am a theorist.


Institution: Yale University
Advisor: Corey O'Hern

Fernanda Pereira da Cruz Benetti
fernanda.benetti@roma1.infn.it

I am a theorist interested in glassy systems and jamming, specifically the frequency spectra near jamming and soft modes.


Institution: Sapienza University of Rome
Advisor: Giorgio Parisi

Abby Plummer
plummer@g.harvard.edu

I am a theorist. I am interested in non-equilibrium statistical physics, and my recent work has focused on population genetics in turbulence. 


Institution: Harvard University
Advisor: David R. Nelson

Noah A. Rahman
nrahman@tulane.edu

I am a theorist. My interests are in many-body localization, spin glasses and disordered systems as they relate to quantum computation and preservation of quantum information, as well as low-dimensional integrable systems. 


Institution: Tulane University
Advisor: Eliot Kapit and Alexander Burin

Riccardo Ravasio
riccardo.ravasio@epfl.ch

I am a theorist. 

Research interests: disordered systems, protein mechanics, amorphous solids, inference methods, co-evolution


Institution: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Advisor: Professor Matthieu Wyart

Nick Robe
dmrobe001@gmail.com

I am a theorist studying dynamic heterogeneity in simulations of aging colloidal glasses.


Institution: Emory University
Advisor: Dr. Stefan Boettcher

Stefano Sarao
stefano.sarao@studenti.polito.it

I study theoretical physics and I am interested in applications of statistical physics in information theory.


Institution: Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Camille Scalliet
camille.scalliet@umontpellier.fr

I am a theorist interested in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, focusing on glassy physics.


Institution: University of Montpellier
Advisor: Ludovic Berthier & Francesco Zamponi

Alexandra Signoriello
alexandra.signoriello@yale.edu

I am a theorist studying the spatiotemporal evolution of cell mechanics in tissue development, specifically tumorigenesis.


Institution: Yale University
Advisor: Corey O'Hern

Murari Singh
murari.jnu@gmail.com

I am a theorist interested in Mechanical Yield in Amorphous Solids 


Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Advisor: Prof. Itamar Procaccia

Stefano Spigler
stefano@spigler.net

I’m interested in the study of disordered systems under external perturbations: avalanches, elastic response, plastic events. I am a theorist


Institution: LPTMS, Univ. Paris-Sud
Advisor: Silvio Franz

Watee Srinin
ws907@nyu.edu

I am a theorist who works on problems related to the dynamics of interphase chromatin and ring polymers.


Institution: New York University
Advisor: Alexander Y. Grosberg

Menachem (Nachi) Stern
nachistern@gmail.com

I am interested in glassy systems, glass transitions and statistical mechanics in general. I regard myself as a theorist.


Institution: University of Chicago and James Franck Institute
Advisor: Arvind Murugan

Michio Tateno
tateno@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp

I am an experimentalist. Interests: complex fluid; colloidal suspensions; aggregation kinetics; gelation; dynamic arrest; structure; mechanical response


Institution: The University of Tokyo, Japan
Advisor: Hajime Tanaka

Georgios Tsekenis
geotsek@gmail.com

I am a theorist working on the jamming, glass and Gardner transitions with computational and analytical tools. I have a broad interest in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics problems, avalanches, disordered systems.


Institution: University of Oregon
Advisor: Eric Corwin, Patrick Charbonneau, Giorgio Parisi, Francesco Zamponi

Michael R. van der Naald
mrv@uoregon.edu

I am an experimentalist working on the Gardner transition in jammed systems using soft-sphere simulations.  My interests are non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, particularly glassy and jammed systems.


Institution: University of Oregon
Advisor: Eric Corwin

Neha Wadia
neha.wadia@berkeley.edu

I am a theorist. My main areas of interest are nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, statistical machine learning, and systems neuroscience.


Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Michael R. DeWeese

Jun Wang
JUN.WANG@UCDENVER.EDU

Physics interest: Multimaterial interaction and interface physics. I am a theorist.


Institution: University of Colorado, Denver
Advisor: Professor Yail Jimmy Kim

Junyi Zhang
junyiz@princeton.edu

I am studying condensed matter theories and AMO experiments. I am interested in quantum Hall effect and strongly correlated many-body physics and in the corresponding systems realized with cold atoms and lights. I am a theorist.


Institution: Princeton University
Advisor: Prof. Duncan Haldane

Shang Zhang
zhshang@umich.edu

I am a theorist. I mainly focus on elastic properties near the isostatic point. I’m also interested in computational methods in soft matter systems, as well as other interesting topics of complex systems.


Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Advisor: Xiaoming Mao

Yuchen Zhao
yz172@phy.duke.edu

I am interested in jammed disordered granular matter and has a broad interests in statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics. I am an experimentalist.


Institution: Duke Univerisity
Advisor: Prof. Robert P. Behringer

Di Zhou
dizhou@umich.edu

Area of interest: condensed matter theory on soft matter systems, topological metamaterials. I am a theorist.


Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Advisor: Xiaoming Mao