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April 16th Colloquium

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Grzegorz Szamel : Colorado State University

Glassy Dynamics: Fundamental Differences Between Two and Three Dimensions

Abstract:

The two-dimensional freezing transition is very different from its three-dimensional counterpart. In contrast, the glass transition is usually assumed to have similar characteristics in two and three dimensions. Using computer simulations we show that glassy dynamics in supercooled two- and three-dimensional fluids are fundamentally different. Specifically, transient localization of particles upon approaching the glass

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Raymer wins UO Research Award

Congratulations to Michael Raymer for being selected as the Career Award recipient in the 2015 UO Research Excellence Awards!

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Award for Physics of Bread

A first: An award to a UO physicist from a national food society. Read all about it here — the award and the course Miriam Deutsch co-taught on “Bread 101.”

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