[(P) = Participant, (O) = Organizer, (L) = Lecturer]
Name 
Affiliation/Email 
Interests 
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Andrei, Eva  Rutgers (L) eandrei [at] physics.rutgers.edu 
Our research group experimentally studies the various phases of matter that arise from the competition between interactions and fluctuations, including vortex matter (channel depinning, orderdisorder transitions, memory effects, and plasticity) and twodimensional electron systems (Wigner crystals, correlations, tunneling, and shear propagation.)  
Bandyopadhyay, Ranjini  UCLA (P) ranjini [at] physics.ucla.edu 
Experimental soft condensed matter physics: structure and dynamics of surfactant solutions, polyelectrolytes and foams.  
Bantu, Hailu  Univ. Maryland (P) hailu [at] glue.umd.edu 
Thermodynamics descriptions of surfaces and dynamics of surface steps.  
Bartolo, Denis  École Supérieure de Physique (P) denis [at] turner.pct.espci.fr 
Physics inspired by biology, soft condensed matter, and nonequilibrium statistical physics. Fluctuationinduced (Casimir) interactions and impurities in liquid crystals.  
Behne, Erin  Univ. Washington (P) ebehne [at] u.washington.edu 
I am interested in using xray microtomography to study structure in granular physics problems, including soil liquefaction.  
Behringer, Robert  Duke Univ. (L) bob [at] phy.duke.edu 
Nonlinear dynamics and lowtemperature physics, including granular flow, fluid flow in porous media, pattern selection, and convection and conduction in liquid helium. Fluctuations and stress chains, collisions and shaking in granular materials. Pattern formation in Couette flow.  
Benetatos, Panayotis  Berlin/Harvard (P) pbenetat [at] cmt.harvard.edu 
I am interested in vortex matter physics and also stiff polymers and biologically inspired physics. Work includes a mapping of the statistical mechanics of vortex lines and spontaneous vortex loops in superconductors onto that of a relativistic charged boson gas.  
Bhattacharya, Shobo  NEC Research Inst. (L) shobo [at] research.nj.nec.com 
Interests are in collective dynamics, from fluids to charge density waves. His current research focuses on magnetic flux lattices in type II superconductors and in superconducting wire networks. Recent work on vortex matter includes plastic/elastic transitions, the peak effect and direct imaging of vortex pinning.  
Bianconi, Ginestra  Univ. Notre Dame (P) Ginestra.Bianconi.1 [at] nd.edu 
Research has included surface roughening, stripe ordering in highTc superconductors, metabolic networks, and properties of scalefree networks.  
Bodenschatz, Eberhard  Cornell Univ.(O) eb22 [at] cornell.edu 
Nonlinear science with special emphasis on dissipative pattern forming systems, nonlinear nonequilibrium phenomena in fluidmechanical systems, convection of simple and complex fluids, Lagrangian descriptions of turbulence, and geomorphological instabilities.  
Bowick, Mark  Syracuse Univ. (L) bowick [at] phy.syr.edu 
Random surfaces, the statistical mechanics of membranes and the formation of topological defects in phase transitions.  
Bray, Alan  Univ. of Manchester (L) alan.bray [at] man.ac.uk 
Statistical physics of phase transitions, and related topics, especially disordered systems (spin glasses and random field magnets), coarsening phenomena (including the importance of topological defects and persistence), and general stochastic processes.  
Brink, Jeandrew  Cornell Univ. (P) jb275 [at] cornell.edu 
My research interest include fluid flow in porous media, pattern formation and convection.  
Cacciuto, Angelo  Syracuse Univ. (P) cacciuto [at] suhep.syr.edu 
Nonequilibrium phase transitions, topological defects, and random surfaces, including selfavoiding membranes with fixed connectivity.  
Caspersen, Kyle  Iowa State Univ. (P) kcasper [at] fi.ameslab.gov 
My area of research pertains to the nucleation and growth of thin metal films during deposition, where the deposition of particles combined with extremely small kinetic barriers produce a far from equilibrium film morphology.  
Chang, HsuanYeh  City College of NY (P) hychang [at] sci.ccny.cuny.edu 
BoseEinstein Condensation, particularly coherence problems.  
Chen, ChunChung  Univ. Washington (P) cjj [at] u.washington.edu 
Nonequilibrium critical phenomena and selforganized criticality, with recent theoretical work on avalanche models and directed percolation.  
Chiam, KengHwee  Cal. Inst. Tech. (P) chiamkh [at] caltech.edu 
Statistical and nonlinear physics: pattern formation and spatiotemporal chaos in nonequilibrium fluid systems, including onset and transport of passive scalars.  
Chin, Chenshan  Univ. Washington (P) cschin [at] u.washington.edu 
Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics (morphology of growing interfaces) and strongly correlated electron systems (quantum Hall effect and bosonization.)  
Chu, HanChing  UCLA (P) hanchu [at] physics.ucla.edu 
My research project is focused on the properties of superfliud helium near the critical point, such as the nonequilibrium dynamics of vortex pairs. Work also includes research on sonoluminescence.  
Clark, Noel  Univ. Colorado (L) Noel.Clark [at] Colorado.EDU 
Understanding and using the properties of condensed phases, ranging from experiments on the fundamental physics of phase transitions, such as melting, to the development of liquid crystal electrooptic light valves. Recent work on nanofabrication using protein crystals.  
Cleve, Jochen  Yale Univ. (P) jochen.cleve [at] yale.edu 
Dynamics of energy transfer in homogeneous isotropic turbulence, using multiplicative cascade models.  
Conrad, Jacinta  conrad [at] physics.harvard.edu  Harvard Univ. (P)idth=”43%” style=”43%bordertopstyle: solid; borderrightstyle: solid; borderbottomstyle: solid; borderleftstyle: solid; bordertopwidth: 1px; borderrightwidth: 1px; borderbottomwidth: 1px; borderleftwidth: 1px; ” valign=”Top”>Experimental soft condensed matter and nonlinear physics. Dynamics of colloidal and granular systems. 

Coullet, Pierre  INLN (L) pierre.coullet [at] inln.cnrs.fr 
Nonlinear dynamics, dynamical systems, physics of instabilities, hydrodynamics, interfaces, and nonlinear optics.  
Cugliandolo, Leticia  LPT, Ecole Norm. Sup. (L) Leticia.Cugliandolo [at] physique.ens.fr 
Glasses (quantum and classical, spin and structural), granular materials, optimization problems, and general nonequilibrium dynamics.  
da Silveira, Rava  Harvard Univ. (P) rava [at] physics.harvard.edu 
Statistical mechanics and soft condensed matter physics, in particular nonequilibrium phenomena, disordered and coupled systems, transport.  
Dahmen, Karin  Univ. Illinois, UC. (L) dahmen [at] physics.uiuc.edu 
Condensed Matter physics; nonequilibrium dynamical systems, including pattern formation in homogeneous systems and inhomogeneous systems with quenched disorder. Hysteresis, avalanches, earthquakes, patterns in population dynamics, hopping conductivity.  
Das, Dibyendu  Brandeis Univ. (P) dibyendu [at] octane.cc.brandeis.edu 
Nonequilibrium steady states, coarsening, aggregation, coupled driven diffusive systems, phase transitions, glasses.  
Das, Jayajit  Virginia Polytechnic (P) jayajit [at] kanga.phys.vt.edu 
Nonequilibrium statistical physics, equilibrium and nonequilibrium physics of soft condensed matter systems. Dynamics of ordering in magnets  
Das, Moumita  IISc Bangalore (P) moumita [at] physics.iisc.ernet.in 
Soft condensed matter and nonequilibrium statistical physics. Sheared colloidal systems and solid friction.  
Desai, Michael  Harvard Univ. (P) desai [at] fas.harvard.edu 
Statistical mechanics, population biology, and population genetics. Pattern formation in epidemiology and ecology.  
Dieterich, Jim  U.S. Geological Survey (L) jdieterich [at] usgs.gov 
Simulations of regional seismic activity, earthquake stress interactions, and seismicity rate changes. Frictional processes in rocks, their constitutive relations, and earthquake nucleation.  
Dukovski, Ilija  U. Mass., Amherst (P) dukovski [at] physics.umass.edu 
Cluster Monte Carlo methods, random field Ising model and statistical mechanics of polymers.  
Ettouhami, Mouneim  Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (P) mouneim [at] bogart.colorado.edu 
Properties of flux line lattices and liquids in type II superconductors. Effects of disorder on flux line systems, both at equilibrium and under the effect of an external driving force. Phase transitions in disordered systems.  
Ferguson, Matthew  U. Maryland (P) ferguson [at] physics.umd.edu 
Experimental nonlinear dynamics, including pattern formation in solidification of polymer films and dynamics of colloidal particles.  
Fisher, Daniel  Harvard Univ. (L) fisher [at] physics.harvard.edu 
Equilibrium and nonequilibrium behavior of disordered systems, classical and quantum. Physical systems studied include vortex matter, random magnets, earthquakes, crack propagation, strongly interacting electrons, and fluid flow on rough surfaces.  
Foglia, Anthony  UC Santa Barbara (P) afoglia [at] physics.ucsb.edu 
Plasticity and fracture in amorphous materials. Shear transformation zones.  
Gardel, Margaret  Harvard Univ. (P) gardel [at] fas.harvard.edu 
Polymer physics, biological systems. Viscoelasticity of actin networks. 

Gittings, Alex  UCLA (P) gittings [at] physics.ucla.edu 
Bubble rearrangement in foams. Applications of diffusing wave spectroscopy and diffuse transmission spectroscopy to study foams, colloids and granular flows.  
Glatz, Andreas  U. of Cologne (P) ang [at] thp.unikoeln.de 
Dynamic and static properties of disordered systems. Collective dynamics of chargedensity waves.  
Goldenfeld, Nigel  Univ. Illinois, UC. (L) nigel [at] uiuc.edu 
Theoretical condensed matter physics, pattern formation in spatially extended systems, turbulence in classical and quantum fluids, scaling phenomena, phase ordering, high temperature superconductivity, applications of renormalization group to PDEs, quantitative finance and medical physics.  
Goldstein, Ray  University of Arizona (L) gold [at] physics.arizona.edu 
Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, fluid dynamics, biological physics; theory and experiment. Elastohydrodynamics of filaments, Rayleigh and pearling instabilities, and patterns of signaling activity in cellular populations.  
Goulian, Mark  Univ. of Pennsylvania (L) goulian [at] dept.physics.upenn.edu 
Design principles of cell signalling. Study of mechanisms for limiting noise and maintaining fidelity in biological circuits, using fluorescence microscopy and techniques from molecular biology. We are developing new methods for engineering biomolecular networks in cells and for measuring signaling activity.  
Haddad, Thomas  Univ. Sao Paulo (P) thaddad [at] if.usp.br 
Dynamics of disordered and glassy systems. Dynamics of random magnets and metastability. Fixed points for magnets with aperiodic modulation. Reactiondiffusion and driven diffusive systems.  
Hong, Zhenning  Boston Univ. (P) hongzn [at] bu.edu 
I’m interested in porous media, pattern formation , biological systems and fractals. Growth of cholesterol crystals and biominearlization. Drying and cracking of gelatin gels and AFM study of mucin proteins.  
Howell, Rafael  Dartmouth (P) rhowell [at] dartmouth.edu 
My research interests include nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and longlived localized solutions of nonlinear scalar fields. Nonperturbative fluctuations in phase mixing and percolation.  
Jettestuen, Espen  Univ. of Oslo (P) espen.jettestuen [at] fys.uio.no 
My research is in friction, by means of computer simulation and theoretical calculations, including the effects of fracture and plasticity of microasperities.  
Jun, Suckjoon  Simon Fraser University (P) fugue [at] sfu.ca 
Mathematical Biology (Kinetic Model of DNA replication). MCsimulation study of protein folding. Future research plans include problems in complex networks such as robustness of protein network in cellcycle.  
Kiskowski, Maria  Univ. Notre Dame (P) mkiskows [at] nd.edu 
Mathematical biology. In particular, modeling of morphogenesis and differentiation, aggregation and swarming.  
Kloster, Morten  Princeton Univ. (P) mkloster [at] princeton.edu 
I’m working on selforganized criticality, domain structures of ferroelectrics. Directed stochastic sandpile models. 

Koopmann, Jerome  ETH Zurich jerome [at] student.ethz.ch 
Statistical physics, disordered systems, vortices.  
Kori, Hiroshi  Kyoto University (P) kori [at] ton.scphys.kyotou.ac.jp 
Information transporting and processing in the organism. Collective dynamics of coupled oscillators and application to transmission of phase information in neural fields.  
Kurchan, Jorge  École Supérieure de Physique (L) jorge [at] pmmh.espci.fr 
Glassy systems. Dense granular media, structural glasses, spin glasses, metastability, nonlinear rheology, coarsening, aging, fluctuationdissipation theorems.  
Lacevic, Naida  Johns Hopkins (P) lacevic [at] lurch.nist.gov 
My primary interest is in the phenomenon of spatially heterogeneous dynamics in glassforming liquids. Use of molecular dynamics simulations to study length scales in supercooled liquids.  
Leone, Michele  SISSA (Trieste) (P) mleone [at] sissa.it 
Complexity theory and spin glasses. The relationship between random combinatorial problems and zero temperature spin glasses.  
Levine, Herbert  UC San Diego (L) levine [at] herbie.ucsd.edu 
My interest is in the physics of nonequilibrium processes, especially in the emergence of spatial patterns in extended systems. Within this framework, I work on issues arising in condensed matter physics, chemical physics and most recently biophysics. Chemotaxis and development in Dictyostelium. Evolution and fitness landscapes. Protein folding and receptor clustering. Crack propagation.  
Longhi, Emily  Duke Univ. (P) elonghi [at] phy.duke.edu 
I am currently involved in granular material experiments. I have carried out experiments on force fluctations in granular flow, used dynamical systems to study pattern formation in plants, and studied the response of granular materials to point perturbations.  
Marchetti, Cristina  Syracuse Univ. (O) mcm [at] physics.syr.edu 
Superconductivity & vortex matter, including microscopic models of vortex line interactions, vortex lattice melting, vortex entanglement, hydrodynamic models of flux lines, and smectic ordering of flowing flux lines. General models of plastic and elastic flow applied to hysteresis, memory effects, and nonequilibrium phases in driven systems. Viscous and supercooled liquids and the glass transition.  
Marconi, Veronica  CA Bariloche (P) marcov [at] cab.cnea.gov.ar 
Nonequilibrium dynamical systems, particularly, vortices in superconductors. Josephson junction arrays, driven XY models, fully frustrated systems.  
Mehta, Amit  Univ. Illinois, UC. (P) apmehta [at] uiuc.edu 
I’m interested in renormalization group and its applications to nonequilibrium systems. Barkhausen noise in magnetic hysteresis loops.  
Middleton, Alan  Syracuse Univ. (O) aam [at] syr.edu 
Statics and dynamics of systems with quenched disorder. Models of collective transport, as used to describe flux flow in superconductors, charge transport in arrays of quantum dots, and charge density waves. Plastic and elastic flow. Ground states and excitations in disordered systems, found by combinatorial optimization. Connections between algorithm dynamics and physical systems.  
Moore, Mitchell  U. Texas, Austin (P) mgmoore [at] chaos.ph.utexas.edu 
My primary interest is in pattern formation, especially patterns in interfacial phenomena and in complex fluids; my current work is the study of time dependent viscous fingering flows. 

Morales, Hector  Rensselaer Polytech. Inst. (P) moralj [at] rpi.edu 
Statistical physics of biological systems. I am interested in the use of PDEs and stochastic models to investigate natural processes, particularly on the development and application of an approach for simulating microscopic biological processes where thermal fluctuations play a significant role.  
Nahas, Michelle  Univ. Illinois, UC. (P) nahas [at] uiuc.edu 
Pattern formation in solidification. Nonequilibrium physics.  
Nordblad, Per  Uppsala Univ. (L) Per.Nordblad [at] Angstrom.uu.se 
Aging, memory, chaos, and rejuvenation in spin glasses. Magnetic nanoparticle systems and magnetic thin films.  
Ojha, Rajesh  UCLA (P) ojha [at] physics.ucla.edu 
My research work is in granular materials, specifically gasfluidized beds. Structure, dynamics, and effective temperature in granular materials.  
Peleg, Avner  The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (P) avner [at] vms.huji.ac.il 
Phase ordering with global conservation. Nonlinear dynamics and fractals. Analytic and numerical techniques for pattern formation.  
Peng, Weiqun  Univ. Illinois, UC. (P) wpeng [at] uiuc.edu 
Condensed matter theory and statistical physics: soft matter, random systems, phase transitions and critical phenomena. Applications to biophysics, including myosin. Vulcanization phenomena and stochastic processes.  
Picus, Cristina  University of Heidelberg (P) picus [at] tphys.uniheidelberg.de 
Mean field study of manyparticles interacting systems, with special attention to the physics of glasses. Universality of lowtemperature anomalies in glasses.  
Pruessner, Gunnar  Imperial College (P) gunnar.pruessner [at] physics.org 
Field theoretical, renormalization group approach to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and selforganized criticality. Frustrated spin systems.  
Radzihovsky, Leo  Univ. Colorado Boulder (O) radzihov [at] lulu.colorado.edu 
Applications of statistical mechanics and field theory to problems in condensed matter physics. Phenomenology of highTc superconductors, with an emphasis on vortexline states in the presence of disorder and thermal fluctuations. Membranes and random surfaces. Equilibrium and nonequilibrium phase transitions. Liquid crystals and other structured fluids. Correlated electron systems (quantum Hall and Mott insulating phases.)  
Raychaudhuri, Subhadip  U. of Rochester (P) subha [at] pas.rochester.edu 
Surface growth under cyclical external conditions. Diffusion of excitons on dendrimer molecules. Nonequilibrium processes and disordered systems.  
Rhee, Sung Wu  Univ. Washington (P) sungwu [at] u.washington.edu 
Quantized vortices in superfluids. Transverse force in the twofluid model, BoseEinstein condensates with attractive interactions. Coupled oscillators.  
Robbins, Mark  Johns Hopkins Univ. (L) mr [at] pha.jhu.edu 
His research focuses on nonequilibrium processes like friction, adhesion, spreading, fluid invasion, and shearinduced phase transitions. The goal is to try to understand the atomic origin of macroscopic phenomena. 

Rottler, Joerg  Johns Hopkins Univ. (P) rottler [at] pha.jhu.edu 
Deformation, yielding and fracture in amorphous polymer glasses and soft materials; physics of granular media. Surface deposition models.  
Rousseaux, Jermain  École Superieure (P) germain [at] pmmh.espci.fr 
Instabilities in granular materials. Turbulence.  
Saunders, Karl  U. of Oregon (P) saunders [at] darkwing.uoregon.edu 
Bragg glasses, liquid crystals in disordered media, disordered superconductors.  
Shima, Shinichiro  Kyoto Univ. (P) s_shima [at] ton.scphys.kyotou.ac.jp 
I am interested in various kinds of dynamical systems and am now tackling the problem of nonlocally coupled phase oscillators.  
Shtengel, Kirill  UC Irvine (P) kirill [at] uci.edu 
Phase transitions and critical phenomena. Cluster and loop models (e.g., for vortex loops in superconductors and dislocation loops.) Frustration, quantum fluctuations, and fractionalized excitations in 2D quantum spin models. 1/f noise in the Coulomb glass. Structural glasses.  
Sethna, Jim  Cornell Univ. (L) sethna [at] lassp.cornell.edu 
Materials Science: hysteresis, avalanches, martensites, surface growth, elastic theory and electromigration. Plasticity. Multiscale modeling of defects in solids. Structural and spin glasses. Disordered systems. Dynamical systems (chaos, crumpling paper.) Defects in liquid crystals.  
Tanaskovic, Darko  Florida State Univ. (P) darko [at] magnet.fsu.edu 
Effects of disorder, metastability and glassy behavior in strongly correlated electronic systems near metalinsulator transitions.  
Travesset, Alex  Univ. Illinois, UC. (P) travesse [at] uiuc.edu 
Noise in disordered systems and topological defects in soft condensed matter. Hysteresis and noise, 2D solids on spheres and other surfaces.  
Vernon, Daniel  Simon Fraser Univ. (P) dvernon [at] sfu.ca 
I have worked on models of surface growth, elastic properties of disordered materials, and nonequilibrium phase transitions. Viscoelasticity near the gel point. Reactiondiffusion equations.  
Visscher, Koen  Univ. of Arizona (L) visscher [at] physics.arizona.edu 
Currently focusing on molecular motors: single proteins or protein complexes that convert chemical energy into mechanical work, using optical tweezers, interferometry, or single molecule fluorescence microscopy.  
Vitelli, Vincenzo  Harvard Univ. (P) vitelli [at] fas.harvard.edu 
Non equilibrium statistical physics, theoretical biology, quantum information theory.  
Weitz, David  Harvard Univ. (L) weitz [at] deas.harvard.edu 
Soft condensed matter and the relationship between macroscopic properties and mesoscopic structure. Colloidal crystals: nucleation and growth, optical properties, suspensions in microgravity, microstructure of dilute suspensions. Colloidal gels: aging, stability, aggregation, cracking of viscoelastic media. Microenvironments of cells, biopolymers, nanocrystals, diffusing wave spectroscopy, membranes, vesicles. Sedimentation, defects in liquid crystals, surfactants and colloids.  
White, Olivia  Harvard Univ. (P) white [at] physics.harvard.edu 
Spin glasses and other disordered systems and in particular the effects of memory. Past work includes onedimensional quantum spin systems.  
White, Robert  Univ. Illinois, UC. (P) rawhite [at] uiuc.edu 
The origin and description of universal behavior in systems far from equilibrium. 

Xu, Limei  Boston Univ. (P) xulmcys [at] buphy.bu.edu 
My interests include random walks, chaos, and systems exhibiting multifractal characteristics. Fluid infiltration in porous media, where the fluid affects the pore characteristics.  
Yan, Jun  New York Univ. (P) jy272 [at] is.nyu.edu 
Quantum manybody theory, especially the BoseEinstein condensate in a trap (stationary and nonequilibrium states in nonuniform potentials.) Exactly solvable models.  
Yochelis, Arik  BenGurion Univ. (P) yochelis [at] bgumail.bgu.ac.il 
Pattern formation in physical and biological systems. Periodically forced oscillatory systems.  
Zeng, Wei  Univ. Notre Dame (P) wzeng [at] nd.edu 
Biocomplexity, pattern formation, Potts model, Monte Carlo simulation. Experimental studies of cell sorting and cell adhesion. Reactiondiffusion models. 