Deadline to Register
Thursday February 17, 2022
Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago
The sixth annual meeting of the collaboration will highlight the progress that has been made in pursuing the original, stated goals of the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem, the main goal of which is to develop a complete and quantitative description of the glass transition, connecting the explicit and quantitative mean-field and zero-temperature theories that have been developed.
The aim to create a predictive theory of glasses, including dynamics, in finite dimension at finite temperatures has provided a new vision for this branch of statistical and mathematical physics. As was made apparent by the award of this year’s Nobel Prize to collaboration member Giorgio Parisi, this work has implications for a wide range of systems. The tools developed by creating such a framework are having important ramifications for a broad range of fields. The annual meeting will explore new connections between the many fields of research that are involved with glassy and amorphous problems.
Carolina Brito, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Eric Corwin, University of Oregon
Leticia Cugliandolo, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI
Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown University
Silvio Franz, Université Paris-Sud
David Huse, Princeton University
Valentina Ros, École Normale Supérieure
Thomas Witten, University of Chicago
Past Annual Meetings:
Thursday, March 10
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM PROGRAM | TBA 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 5:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
Friday, March 11
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM | TBA 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM | TBA 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Participation & Funding
Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.
Group A – PIs and Speakers
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class or premium economy airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.
Group B – Out-of-town Participants
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.
Group C – Local Participants
Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.
Group D – Remote Participants
Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.
Travel & Hotel
Air and Train
The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
The James NoMad Hotel
22 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(between 28th and 29th Streets)
For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.
ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.
Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.