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  • Monday, 25 July 2011
    • 09:00 - 09:45 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES
      • 09:00 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 45'
    • 09:45 - 10:00 OPENING SESSION
      • 09:45 OPENING SESSION 15'
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Growing correlations and signature of a thermodynamic phase transition at unjamming of sphere packings
      • 10:00 Growing correlations and signature of a thermodynamic phase transition at unjamming of sphere packings 1h0'
        Speaker: Bulbul CHAKRABORTY (Brandeis University, Waltham, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Weighted theta functions and a coding analog
      • 11:00 Weighted theta functions and a coding analog 1h0'
        Speaker: Noam ELKIES (Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
      • 12:00 LUNCH BREAK 2h0'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Sphere packings, density fluctuations, coverings and quantizers
      • 14:00 Sphere packings, density fluctuations, coverings and quantizers 1h0'
        Speaker: Salvatore TORQUATO (Princeton University, NJ, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 An algorithm for best packings?
      • 15:00 An algorithm for best packings? 1h0'
        Speaker: Robert CONNELLY (Cornell University, Ithaca, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 18:30 - 21:30 WELCOME RECEPTION
      Adriatico Guest House - Terrace
      
      • 18:30 WELCOME RECEPTION 3h0'
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2011
    • 09:30 - 10:30 Statistical mechanics of pressurized amorphous shells
      • 09:30 Statistical mechanics of pressurized amorphous shells 1h0'
        Speaker: David NELSON (Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Sphere packing in the Hamming space: Cavity approach
      • 10:30 Sphere packing in the Hamming space: Cavity approach 30'
        Speaker: Abolfazl RAMEZANPOUR (Politecnico di Torino, ITALY)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Fast and slow lengths in amorphous systems
      • 11:30 Fast and slow lengths in amorphous systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Jorge KURCHAN (ESPCI, Paris, France)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 17:00 POSTER SESSION
      Adriatico Guest House - lower level 
      • 14:30 POSTER SESSION 2h30'
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2011
    • 09:30 - 10:30 Rigidity of spherical codes
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Contact numbers for congruent sphere packings
      • 10:30 Contact numbers for congruent sphere packings 30'
        Speaker: Karoly BEZDEK (University of Calgary, CANADA)
        Material: abstract
    • 11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Random hard sphere packings and constraint satisfaction problems
      • 11:30 Random hard sphere packings and constraint satisfaction problems 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco ZAMPONI (ENS, Paris, France)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Soft modes in hard sphere glasses
      • 14:30 Soft modes in hard sphere glasses 1h0'
        Speaker: Carolina BRITO (UFRGS, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 15:30 - 16:30 How hard is it to form a glass? Insights from beyond 3D
      • 15:30 How hard is it to form a glass? Insights from beyond 3D 1h0'
        Speaker: Patrick CHARBONNEAU (Duke University, Durham, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
  • Thursday, 28 July 2011
    • 09:30 - 10:30 -
      • 09:30 - 1h0'
        Speaker: Paul CHAIKIN (New York University, U.S.A.)
    • 10:30 - 11:00 The glass/jamming transition from the mean-field perspectives
      • 10:30 The glass/jamming transition from the mean-field perspectives 30'
        Speaker: Kunimasa MIYAZAKI (University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Quantum random walks of interacting particles and the graph isomorphism problem
      • 11:30 Quantum random walks of interacting particles and the graph isomorphism problem 1h0'
        Speaker: Susan COPPERSMITH (The University of Wisconsin Madison, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 The mathematics of sphere packing - what don't we know?
      • 14:30 The mathematics of sphere packing - what don't we know? 1h0'
        Speaker: Henry COHN (Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Calculations of the probabilities of mechanically stable packings of hard spheres
      • 15:30 Calculations of the probabilities of mechanically stable packings of hard spheres 1h0'
        Speaker: Corey O'HERN (Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 19:30 - 22:30 SPECIAL DINNER - AFRICAN EVENING
      A special buffet dinner served at the Leonardo Building Cafeteria at 19.30 hrs followed by live music and dance on the terrace level
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Cafeteria
      • 19:30 SPECIAL DINNER - AFRICAN EVENING 3h0'
  • Friday, 29 July 2011
    • 09:30 - 10:30 Random spring networks vs. soft sphere packings: jamming meets percolation
      • 09:30 Random spring networks vs. soft sphere packings: jamming meets percolation 1h0'
        Speaker: Wouter ELLENBROEK (Eindhoven Technical University, THE NETHERLANDS)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Dialing-in disorder and dynamics in dense complex fluids
      • 10:30 Dialing-in disorder and dynamics in dense complex fluids 1h0'
        Speaker: Thomas M. TRUSKETT (The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
      • 12:00 LUNCH BREAK 2h0'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Geometric t-designs and t-cubature and their relations to sphere packings and coverings
      • 14:00 Geometric t-designs and t-cubature and their relations to sphere packings and coverings 1h0'
        Speaker: Greg KUPERBERG (University of California at Davis, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Microstructure and stability of granular piles
      • 15:00 Microstructure and stability of granular piles 1h0'
        Speaker: Rena ZIEVE (University of California at Davis, U.S.A.)
        Material: abstract lecture notes
    • 16:00 - 16:15 CLOSING SESSION
      • 16:00 CLOSING SESSION 15'