Topics and Topics Committee

TOPIC 1
General and mathematical aspects

Rigorous results, exact solutions, probability theory and stochastic processes, phase transitions and critical phenomena at equilibrium, field theory, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairJan de Gier
Hal Tasaki, Satya Majumdar

TOPIC 2
Out-of-equilibrium statistical physics

Stochastic thermodynamics, thermodynamics of information, transport theory, anomalous diffusion, large deviation, out-of-equilibrium phase transition, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairJorge Kurchan
Massimiliano Esposito, Takahiro Sagawa

TOPIC 3
Quantum many-body systems and quantum fluids

Strongly correlated electrons, cold atoms, graphene, mesoscopic quantum phenomena, low dimensional quantum field theory, quantum phase transitions, quantum information, entanglement, spin liquid, many body localization, thermalization of isolated quantum systems, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairAshvin Vishwanath
Tomaž Prosen, Masaki Oshikawa

TOPIC 4
Disordered and glassy systems

Glasses and glass transition, granular materials and jamming transition, spin glasses and other random systems, Anderson/many-body localization, neural networks, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairLeticia Cugliandolo
Hans Herrmann, Hisao Hayakawa

TOPIC 5
Biological physics

Molecular motors, cytoskeletons, single and multicellular dynamics, bacteria, swimmers, biological membranes, biopolymer folding, genomics, biological networks, evolution models, evolutionary game theory, ecological and environmental models, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairErwin Frey
Susanna Manrubia, Yusuke Maeda

TOPIC 6
Soft matter

Soft matter, active matter, molecular and ionic fluids, wetting, self-assembly, liquid crystals, colloids, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairYariv Kafri
David Andelman, Masaki Sano

TOPIC 7
Nonlinear physics

Dynamical systems, chaos (classical and quantum), pattern formation, chemical reactions, simple fluids, nonlinear waves, hydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence (classical, quantum and active), oscillators, synchronization, spatio-temporal organization, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairAngelo Vulpiani
Celia Anteneodo, Kazumasa Takeuchi

TOPIC 8
Interdisciplinary and complex systems

Complex networks, econophysics, socio-physics, socio-technical systems, human mobility, urban problems, ecosystems, epidemic models, epidemiology, machine learning and statistical learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks and information processing, non-conventional computing, etc.

COMMITTEE

ChairLei-Han Tang
Byungnam Kahng, Hideki Takayasu,
Lenka Zdeborova