Events

Previous month Previous day Next day Next month
By Year
Percolation and the Glass Transition: Kinetically-Constrained Models, Bootstrap Percolation, Mixed-Order Phase Transitions, and Large Deviations
From Sunday 19 October 2014
To Thursday 23 October 2014

 

Yair.Shokef.Small 

Organizers

Workshop's Poster

Workshop Description

Participants

Program

Registration

Visas and Local Information

Transportation

Accommodation

Venue

Weather

Funding

Contact

 

Organizers

Giulio Biroli, CEA Saclay, France (giulio.biroli@cea.fr)
David Mukamel, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (David.Mukamel@weizmann.ac.il)
Yair Shokef, Tel Aviv University, Israel (shokef@tau.ac.il)
Cristina Toninelli, LPMA, Université Paris 6-7, France (cristina.toninelli@upmc.fr)


Workshop's Poster

The workshop poster is available for download here.


Workshop Description

There is currently much activity, both in the mathematics and in the physics communities, on kinetically-constrained models, bootstrap percolation, mixed-order phase transitions, and large deviations.  In recent years, many connections between these four themes have emerged, thus contributing to the worldwide efforts to theoretically understand how the dynamics are halted in a wide variety of disordered many-body systems.  An ordered crystalline phase is thermodynamically stable for atoms or molecules comprising a structural glass, for spins in various metals and magnetic materials, for colloids that give pastes their mechanical rigidity, for grains in a powder, and for particles in many other soft materials.  Yet, when realistically prepared, they all jam in metastable disordered glassy states.  The way that many-body systems become glassy, as the density of the particles comprising them increases or their temperature decreases, is still not fully understood.

The topics defining this workshop may be seen to be strongly linked, for example by the following recent findings: There is a strong relationship between the dynamics of some kinetically-constrained models and variants of bootstrap percolation; Mixed-order phase transitions appear in several contexts related to glassy systems, in particular, kinetically-constrained models, mean-field glassy systems and also bootstrap percolation display such unusual transitions on random graphs: the order parameter, e.g. fraction of blocked sites, has a discontinuous jump at the transition but it is also characterized by a critical behavior when approaching it; The study of large deviations, in particular in space-time, was shown to be a useful tool to characterize the slow dynamics displayed by kinetically-constrained models and by more general glassy systems.

The workshop will bring together leading statistical physicists and mathematicians working in these areas with the aim of highlighting recent results, fostering cross-interactions, establishing new connections and developing existing ones.


Participants

Confirmed Invited Speakers (in alphabetic order)

Michael Aizenman, Princeton University, USA
"Phase Transitions of Mixed Type"

Amir Bar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Mixed Order Phase Transitions in One Dimension"

Eli Barkai, Bar Ilan University, Israel
"Infinite Densities for Strong Anomalous Diffusion"

Oriane Blondel, Université Paris 7, France
"Tracer Diffusion in the East Model"

Thierry Bodineau, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
"Finite Size Corrections for the Activity Large Deviations in Kinetically Constrained Models"

Antonio Coniglio, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
"Scaling Laws and Universality in Gels and Glasses"

Hugo Duminil-Copin, University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Sharp Threshold For 2D Bootstrap Percolation With Balanced Threshold Rules"

Eli Eisenberg, Tel Aviv University, Israel
"Glassiness and Nucleation in Simple Lattice Liquids"

Aernout van Enter, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Developments in Bootstrap Percolation, From Physics Towards Mathematics"

Alessandra Faggionato, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
"Dimensional Effects on the Relaxation Process of East Models"

Juan Garrahan, University of Nottingham, UK
"Dynamical Large Deviations and Glass Transitions"

Janko Gravner, University of California Davis, USA
"Nucleation Scaling in Jigsaw Percolation"

Haye Hinrichsen, University of Wurzburg, Germany
"Directed Percolation and Information Theory"

Robert Jack, University of Bath, UK
"Using Large Deviation Measurements to Identify and Characterize Stable Glassy States"

Jorge Kurchan, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
"Glassy Dynamics with Mutation and Selection"

Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University, USA
"Phase Transitions in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Systems"

Vivien Lecomte, Université Paris 6-7, France
"Finite-Size Effects for the Dynamical Phase Coexistence in a Mean-Field Kinetically Constrained Model"

Fabio Martinelli, University of Roma Tre, Italy
"East Model: Mixing Time, Cutoff and Dynamical Heterogeneities"

Baruch Meerson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
"Smoluchowski with Interactions"

José Fernando Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
"Structural Properties of Complex Networks"

Kunimasa Miyazaki, Nagoya University, Japan
"An Unprecedentedly Mean-Field-Like Glass Former"

Jennifer Schwarz, Syracuse University, USA
"Jamming Graphs and Constraint Percolation: A Local Approach to Global Mechanical Rigidity"

Guilhem Semerjian, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
"Minimal Contagious Sets for the Bootstrap Percolation on Random Regular Graphs"

Peter Sollich, King's College London, UK
"Aging and Driven Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Kinetically Constrained Models"

Eial Teomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel
"Jamming Percolation in Three Dimensions"

Royce Zia, Virginia Tech, USA
"Adaptive Networks with Preferred Degree: From the Mundane to the Surprising"

 

Attendees (in alphabetic order)

Ram Adar, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Erez Aghion, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Amnon Aharony, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Avi Aminov, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
David Andelman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Jeferson Arenzon
, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Panos Argyrakis, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ofek Asban, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Shahaf Asban, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Michael Assaf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Yongjoo Baek, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Chen Bar Haim, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Urna Basu, KU Leuven, Belgium
Roy Beck-Barkai
, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Naama Brenner, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Paul Chleboun, University of Warwick, UK
Julien Cividini, Université Paris-Sud, France
Alon Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Reuven Cohen, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Federico Corberi
, Università di Salerno, Italy
Efi Efrati, Weizmann institute of Science, Israel
Robert Binyamin Englman, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel
Ora Entin-Wohlman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Paraskevas Giazitzidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Moshe Goldstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Daniel Hexner, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Rebecca Hihinashvili, Imperial College London, UK
Ori Hirschberg, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Daniel Hurowitz, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Ferenc Iglói, Wigner Research Centre, Budapest, Hungary
Chris Joyner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Evgeny Kagan, Ariel University, Israel
Moses Kartha, University of Pune, India
Eytan Katzav, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Scott Kirkpatrick
, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Itamar Kolvin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Gady Kozma, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Anupam Kundu, Université Paris 11, France
Fabio Leoni, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Shimon Lerner, Lev Academic Center, Israel
Dov Levine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Andras Libal
, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Ron Lifshitz, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tomer Markovich
, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Neri Merhav
, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Pradeep Kumar Mohanty, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India
Elisha Moses, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Takahiro Nemoto
, Kyoto University, Japan
Oz Oshri, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Inbal Oz, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Ron Peled, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Yoav Pollack
, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Eran Rabani
, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Yael Roichman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Philip Rosenau, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Lena Rotman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Moshe Schechter, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Johannes Schulz, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Moshe Schwartz, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Lenin Shagolsem, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Mira Shamis
, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Auditya Sharma, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Carmel Shor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ohad Shpielberg, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Sasha Sodin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Yinon Spinka
, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Nicholas Travers, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Ariel Yadin, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Maya Yevnin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Attila Zölde, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania



Program

Here you can find the workshop program and abstracts.

 Here you can find slides of the presentations given at the
workshop as well as photos taken during the workshop:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n78y4irwvgztqno/AABDDN1slr9SddaymeoAqz59a?dl=0


Registration

Registration to the workshop is free of charge and includes lunch and coffee during the scientific program days, participation in the workshop dinner, and participation in the excursion.

To apply please use the on-line application form.

Once you finalize the application process, the organizers will review your application and in due time you will receive a notice regarding the acceptance status of your application.

Registration deadline is September 12, but you are encouraged to apply early in order to be considered for the program and to secure your accommodation.


Visas and Local Information

Information regarding visa requirements and other local information can be found on the webpages of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

Additional arrival and local information can be found  here

 


Transportation

From the airport: Once you exit the terminal at Ben-Gurion airport, you will find a good (and relatively affordable) taxi service named Hadar-Lod that can take you to your hotel. More information regarding this and other transportation routes to and from the airport (and a lot of other relevant information) can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Tourism.


Accommodation

A. Tel Aviv University (TAU) Guest Houses (http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments)

Einstein Office: 63 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997804, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-6408333
FAX: +972-3-6413671
e-mail: office@meonot-shik.co.il

 

We have a limited number of rooms available for our workshop guests at TAU's guest houses, which are in walking distance from the workshop's venue (Einstein guest house on 63 Haim Levanon Street and Broshim guest house on 20 George Wise Street). Invited speakers will have priority in reserving these rooms and the remaining rooms will be reserved on a first-register first-served basis.

Each room includes:

  • Linens and towels.
  • A fully operational kitchen including: pots and pans, cutlery, ceramic stove, microwave, kettle and refrigerator.
  • LCD 32'' television + expanded cable package.
  • Air conditioning/heating.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
  • Basic coffee and tea set.

Please note that there is no breakfast service in the guest houses.

Price: we have reserved several rooms at different rates, with prices ranging between 175 and 291 NIS per night including VAT (see http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments). These prices may somewhat vary as we approach the workshops dates. Please verify the final price upon reservation.

Reservations: for further details and reservations, please contact Keren Ben Moshe (kerenbm@post.tau.ac.il).

 

B. TEL-AVIV HOTELS

Tel-Aviv University (TAU) has signed agreements with several hotels in the Tel-Aviv area to provide attractive prices for TAU affiliates. As participants of a CECAM activity @ TAU you are entitled to book these hotels at a reduced price. We recommend our participants to choose one of the following hotels, where we have reserved several rooms. For each hotel the reservation is valid until a different date (detailed below), after which rooms can still be booked at the reduced price based on hotel availability. Room bookings should be made directly by you to the hotel of your choice.

 

1. LEONARDO BASEL HOTEL (http://www.fattal-hotels-israel.com/tel-aviv-hotels/leonardo-basel-tel-aviv)

Leonardo 156 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv 63451, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-5207711
FAX: +972-3-5270005
e-mail:  info@fattal.co.il

 

The Leonardo Basel hotel is located near the beach and in the center of Tel Aviv, offering you a variety of dining and entertainment choices at your doorstep. Every room has a comfortable work table and free Internet wireless access, a private bathroom with shower, WC and hair dryer. Room amenities include cable LCD TV, mini-fridge, coffee and tea maker, safe and telephone. Some rooms can be booked by smokers, but should be reserved in advance. The hotel offers various types of rooms:

Comfort Room (not overlooking the sea): Price for: single occupancy: 690 NIS; double occupancy: 790 NIS.

Comfort Sea View Room: Price for: single occupancy: 730 NIS ; double occupancy: 830 NIS.

The hotel price includes: Breakfast, free WiFi in all rooms and public areas, coffee/tea kit in each room, business lounge (open from 7am till 10pm) with copier, fax and printer, light buffet and soft/hot drinks.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE VAT (18% to be paid only by Israeli passport holders). Rates are subject to the official Dollar/Shekel or Euro/Shekel exchange rates.

The rooms are reserved for our CECAM workshop participants until September 17, 2014.

When ordering the room, please mention that you are participating at the CECAM Workshop at Tel Aviv University on 19-23 October 2014 (group reservation number 102151), so you will get our special CECAM rate.

 

2. ALEXANDER HOTEL (http://www.alexander.co.il)

Alexander 3 Havakuk Street, Tel Aviv 63505, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-5452228
FAX:  +972-3-5469346
e-mail: hotel@alexander.co.il , tali.pessach@alexander.co.il

 

The Alexander is a boutique hotel located on the beach, near the center of Tel Aviv, offering you a variety of dining and entertainment choices at your doorstep. An AM-PM branch is nearby and open 24/7. The hotel offers various types of rooms:

Junior Suites (45 m2) with 1 double bedroom, living room, kitchenette, full bathroom, interactive cable LCD TV Price for: single occupancy: 660 NIS;  double occupancy: 790 NIS; triple occupancy: 910 NIS. 

Luxury Suites (55 m2) with 1 double bedroom, large living room, fully equipped kitchen, walk-in closet, full bathroom, working desk, interactive cable LCD TV. Price for: single occupancy: 740 NIS; double occupancy: 860 NIS. For each additional person you will need to add 120 NIS (maximum 4 persons per room).

The hotel rate includes: full Israeli buffet breakfast, complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel, and complimentary entrance to the business lounge and modern fitness room.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE VAT (18% to be paid only by Israeli passport holders). Rates are subject to the official Dollar/Shekel or Euro/Shekel exchange rates..

The rooms are reserved for our CECAM workshop participants until August 17, 2014.

When ordering the room, please mention that you are participating at the CECAM Workshop at Tel Aviv University on 19-23 October 2014, so you will get our special CECAM rate.

 

3. MAXIM HOTEL (http://www.maxim-htl-ta.co.il/

Maxim 86 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv 63903, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-5173721
FAX: +972-3-5173726
e-mail:  info@maxim-htl-ta.co.il

 

The Maxim Hotel is located near the beach and in the center of Tel Aviv, offering you a variety of dining and entertainment choices on our doorstep.  This hotel is smaller and more intimate than the other ones offered and was fully refurbished in 2012. The rooms are small but comfortable and economical. The price includes free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a fridge. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's complimentary afternoon "Coffee & Cake".

Room prices:

Single room with single bed:                 360 NIS.

Double room with single occupancy:   470 NIS.

Double room with double occupancy:  570 NIS.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE VAT (18% to be paid only by Israeli passport holders). Rates are subject to the official Dollar/Shekel or Euro/Shekel exchange rates.

The rooms are reserved for our CECAM workshop participants until September 3, 2014.

When ordering the room, please book your room via e-mail and mention that you are participating at the CECAM Workshop at Tel Aviv University on 19-23 October 2014, so you will get our special CECAM rate.


Venue

The workshop will take place in Auditorium 012 at the School of Economics Building, which is located next to Gate 16.

Yair.Shokef.Map

An interactive map of TAU campus can be found at:

http://www2.tau.ac.il/map/unimaple1.asp 


Weather

The weather in Tel-Aviv in October is usually very pleasant during the day and can be somewhat chilly during the evenings. Average temperatures for the dates of the workshop are 15C(low)-25C(high) (http://www.wunderground.com/). Average water temperature for these dates is 26C (http://www.israelweather.co.il/page3.asp?topic_id=76&topic2_id=73&page_id=62). Nevertheless, since it is autumn, the fluctuations can be large. Therefore, we recommend that you check the weather forecast close to your departure date.


Funding

Funding for the workshop was generously provided by the following organizations:

  • CECAM-ISR Node @ TAU.
  • The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences.
  • The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering.
  • Tel-Aviv University.
  • The Israel Science Foundation.
  • LPMA, Univ. Paris 6-7 and CNRS.

ISF-logo-english LPMA logo


Contact

Jacqueline Gorsky (cecam@tau.ac.il)

Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, CECAM is a well established (since 1969) European organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. CECAM's fields of interest include computational chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology.