Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Jamming
Speaker: Sidney Nagel
Speaker Info: University of Chicago
Brief Description:
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Jamming occurs in a wide variety of situations. Normally one thinks of traffic jams on a highway or the jamming that occurs when solid particles become impacted on leaving an orifice. I will argue that the transition from a flowing to a jammed state may be similar in many respects to other situations as well. The case I have in mind is the glass transition where a liquid becomes progressively sluggish as the temperature is lowered until it eventually becomes a glass where it stops moving entirely.
Date: Friday, April 27, 2001
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Joanne Benge
Contact email: complex-systems@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-3904
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