Eric Corwin’s research on ‘Cracking the Glass Problem’ is featured in a recent ‘Around the O’ article.
Under a new initiative — “Cracking the Glass Problem” — announced by the New York City-based Simons Foundation, Professor of Physics, Eric Corwin will study the material properties of jamming, a process that is directly applicable to what happens to glass.
Corwin uses supercomputing and mathematical models to capture insights about what happens when objects moving freely jam to a standstill. He focuses on their geometric structures as materials transition in and out of a jammed state.
You can read the full article here: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-scientist-team-hoping-crack-glass-mysteries