By Bertrand Duplantier,Thomas C. Halsey,Vincent Rivasseau
This 10th quantity within the Poincaré Seminar sequence describes fresh advancements at essentially the most hard frontiers in statistical physics - the deeply comparable fields of glassy dynamics, specially close to the glass transition, and of the statics and dynamics of granular platforms. those fields are marked by means of a full of life interchange among test, thought, and numerical experiences, all of that are good represented via the prime specialists who've contributed articles to this quantity. those articles also are hugely pedagogical, as befits their beginning in lectures to a large clinical 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 really new box of dense granular flows. This ebook may be of wide basic curiosity to either physicists and mathematicians.
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