MAINZ Tutorial: "Dynamical Arrest"

One-day MAINZ tutorial on Dynamical Arrest preceding the CECAM Workshop The Role of Structure in Dynamical Arrest


Dynamically arrested states (in contrast to thermodynamic equilibrium) play an increasingly important role in materials science. Examples encompass next-generation Technology such as high-performance optical storage media, non-volatile hard drives based on chalcogenide materials, and metallic glasses with superior mechanical properties. It is closely related to the transformation of materials (how to achieve or avoid crystallization?) and transport properties. More fundamentally, the exact nature of the glass transition remains a mystery.

This tutorial offers the unique possibility to get a compact introduction into this exciting field from leading international experts. The tutorial consists of two sessions with Tandem (one theoretical and one experimental) lectures aimed at PhD students.


Monday, July 20th, 2015. The venue is Schloss Waldthausen.
The tutorial runs from 9.30 am to 5 pm.


Session I: The Physics of Dynamical Arrest
• Gilles Tarjus, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
• C. Austen Angell, Arizona State University (USA)

Lunch break

Session II: Dynamical Heterogeneities and Structure
• Peter Harrowell, University of Sidney (Australia)
• Ken Kelton, Washingon University in St. Louis (USA)


To register, please send an email to with your name and affiliation. The deadline is June 1st.



• Thomas Speck, University of Mainz (Germany)
• C. Patrick Royall, University of Bristol (UK)

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