Statphys26: The 26th IUPAP International conference on Statistical Physics took place in Lyon from July, 18th to 22nd in 2016.
The conference covered a wide range of topics including traditional aspects of statistical mechanics, such as applications to hard and soft condensed matter, phase transitions, disordered systems and non-equilibrium physics, as well as emergent and modern applications such as turbulence, signal processing, complex systems and mathematics.
Winter 2015:Physics of Long-Range Interacting Systems, a new lecture at the graduate level (Master 2). This lecture provide a satisfactory understanding of properties generally considered as oddities only a couple of decades ago: ensemble inequivalence, negative specific heat, negative susceptibility, ergodicity breaking, out-of-equilibrium quasi-stationary-states, anomalous diffusion, etc.
We describe the theoretical and computational instruments needed for addressing the study of both equilibrium and dynamical properties of systems subject to long-range forces. We discuss also the applications of such techniques to the most relevant examples of long-range systems.
Fermi, Pasta, Ulam, and a mysterious lady (2008). The first-ever numerical experiment was performed in 1954 by a very young woman, Mary Tsingou. After decades of omission, it is time to recognize her contribution.