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The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

David Mukamel (The Weizmann Institute of Science): Mixed order phase transitions: from DNA denaturation to jamming processes

Abstract:

Phase transitions of mixed nature, which on the one hand exhibit a diverging correlation length as in second order transitions and on the other hand display a discontinuous order parameter as in first order transitions have been observed in a diverse classes of physical systems. Examples include DNA denaturation, models of wetting, glass and jamming transitions, rewiring networks  and some one-dimensional models with long-range interactions. An exactly soluble model which provides a link between some of these rather distinct classes of systems is introduced. Renormalization group analysis which provides a common framework for studying some of these systems, elucidating the relation between them will be discussed.

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Type: Lecture
When: Oct 11, 2017
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: ESI Schrödinger Lecture Hall
Organizers: Prof. Harald Posch (U Vienna)
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