Numerical and analytical methods

The exploration of condensed matter systems is more and more often approached through numerical methods. An important part of our reflection is turned towards the development of new methods. These methods can either improve, substantially, the efficiency of existing codes or allow one to pull out material properties from new experimental techniques. A final, important realization of this axis is the development of algorithms and models for the study of self-propelled particles.

Statistical physics

Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of the heat bath for two Brownian particles, C. De Bacco, F. Baldovin, E. Orlandini and Ken Sekimoto, Phys.Rev.Lett. 112, 180605 (2014).
The range and nature of effective interactions in hard-sphere solids, M. Schindler and A. C. Maggs. Soft Matter 12, 2612 (2016).
Nonequilibrium tuning of the thermal Casimir effect, D. S. Dean, B.S. Lu, A. C. Maggs and R. Podgornik, PRL 116, 240602 (2017).

Algorithms for physics

Multithreaded event-chain Monte Carlo with local times, B. Li, S. Todo, A.C. Maggs and W. Krauth, arXiv (2020).

Momentum flux viewpoint for many body systems

Momentum transfer in non-equilibrium steady states, A. Fruleux, R. Kawai and K. Sekimoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 160601 (2012).
Mesoscopic formulas of linear and angular momentum fluxes, A. Fruleux and K. Sekimoto; Phys. Rev. E 94, 013004 (2016)

Thermodynamics of hard-spheres

Cavity averages for hard spheres in the presence of polydispersity and incomplete data, M. Schindler and A. C. Maggs. EPJE 38, 97 (2015)
The range and nature of effective interactions in hard-sphere solids, M, Schindler and A. C. Maggs, Soft Matter, 12, 9 (2016).
Sampling eigenmodes in colloidal solids, A. C. Maggs and M. Schindler, EPL 109 (2015).

Charged systems: structure, Casimir effect

The conductivity of strong electrolytes from stochastic density functional theory, V. Démery et D. S. Dean, J. Stat. Mech. 023106 (2016)

Michael SCHINDLER | webpage | Google Scholar |
Anthony MAGGS | webpage | Google Scholar |
Vincent DÉMERY | webpage | Google Scholar |
Ken SEKIMOTO | webpage | Google Scholar |