By Bertrand Duplantier,Thomas C. Halsey,Vincent Rivasseau

This 10th quantity within the Poincaré Seminar sequence describes fresh advancements at some of the most hard frontiers in statistical physics - the deeply similar fields of glassy dynamics, specially close to the glass transition, and of the statics and dynamics of granular platforms. those fields are marked through a lively interchange among scan, idea, and numerical stories, all of that are good represented through the best specialists who've contributed articles to this quantity. those articles also are hugely pedagogical, as befits their beginning in lectures to a wide medical audience. Highlights comprise a Galilean discussion at the suggest box and competing theories of the glass transition, a wide-ranging survey of colloidal glasses, and experimental in addition to theoretical remedies of the rather new box of dense granular flows. This e-book could be of huge common curiosity to either physicists and mathematicians.

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