The Tony and Pat Houghton Conference on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
(May 8-9, 2017)

This event is sponsored and organized by the Brown University Physics Department

The conference will promote a broad discussion of current topics in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Talks will focus on theoretical frameworks (or the desire for such) and on specific systems from wide-ranging fields such as astrophysics, atomic physics, biology, chemistry, climate physics, condensed matter, fluid mechanics, geophysics, and high-energy physics. There will be a mix of experimental, computational, and theoretical perspectives.

This is the third in a series of Conferences made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Tony and Pat Houghton. Tony, who was a theoretical condensed matter physicist, chaired the Brown University Department of Physics from 1992 to 1998.

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Organizing Committee

  • Bob Pelcovits
  • Tom Powers
  • Derek Stein
  • Jay Tang
  • See-Chen Ying
  • Denis Bartolo
    (ENS de Lyon)

  • Juan de la Mora
    (Yale University)

  • Margaret Gardel
    (University of Chicago)

  • Sandip Ghosal
    (Northwestern University)

  • Tanniemola Liverpool
    (University of Bristol)

  • Fred MacKintosh
    (Rice University)

  • Fabio Marchesoni
    (Universita di Camerino)

  • Ralf Metzler
    (University of Postdam)

  • Sidney Nagel
    (University of Chicago)

  • Dennis Prieve
    (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Michael Shelley
    (New York University)

  • Yuhai Tu