Glassy States of Matter

Coordinators: Boris L. Altshuler, Premi Chandra, Leticia Fernanda Cugliandolo, Paul M. Goldbart, Marc Mézard

In this conference we plan to bring together researchers who study out-of-equilibrium phenomena, classical and quantum, in a number of diverse settings emphasizing the underlying common themes. Topics to be covered include spin glasses, disordered semiconductors, transport in mesoscopic systems, quantum circuitry and links to combinatorial optimization and biomolecular folding problems. Our aim is that the conference should provide a focal point for the ongoing workshop on these topics. We hope to provide a setting that stimulates transdiciplinary activity, thereby advancing our collective understanding of classical and quantum systems out of equilibrium.