Description 
1 online resource (xviii, 397 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Order and disorder in physics : inauguration speech / Roger Elliott  Ch. 1. Reflections on the beguiling but wayward spherical model / M.E. Fisher  Ch. 2. Phase transitions in vector spin glasses / A.P. Young  Ch. 3. Transitions, dynamics and disorder : from equilibrium to nonequilibrium systems / R. Stinchcombe  Ch. 4. Twodimensional growth in a three component mixture with competing interactions / C. Varea  Ch. 5. Glassy dynamics at the edge of chaos / A. Robledo  Ch. 6. Flexibility in biomolecules / M.F. Thorpe, M. Chubynksy, B. Hespenheide, S. Menor, D.J. Jacobs, L.A. Kuhn, M.I. Zavodszky, M. Lei, A.J. Rader and W. Whiteley  Ch. 7. Lattice dynamics of carbon nanotubes / V.N. Popov and M. Balkanski  Ch. 8. Glassy behavior due to kinetic constraints : from topological foam to backgammon / D. Sherrington  Ch. 9. On glass transition with rapid cooling effects / R. Kerner and O. Mares  Ch. 10. The dielectric loss function and the search for simple models for relaxation in glass formers / A.P. Vieira, M. Lopez de Haro, J. TaguenaMartinez and L.L. Goncalves  Ch. 11. The theory of Turing pattern formation / T. Leppanen  Ch. 12. The dioctadecylamine monolayer : nonequilibrium phase domains / A. Flores, E. CorveraPoire, C. Garza and R. Castillo  Ch. 13. Multiple scattering effects in the second harmonic generation of light reflection from a randomly rough metal surface / A.A. Maradudin, T.A. Leskova, M. LeyvaLucero and E.R. Mendez  Ch. 14. Theory for largescale electronic structure calculations / T. Fujiwara, T. Hoshi and R. Takayama  Ch. 15. Symmetric magnetic clusters / J.B. Parkinson, R.J. Elliott and J. Timonen  Ch. 16. Optical and Fermiedge singularities in onedimensional semiconductor quantum wires / K.P. Jain  Ch. 17. Probing the magnetic coupling in multilayers using domain wall excitations / A.S. Carrico and A.L. Dantas 
Summary 
This indispensable book is a compilation of invited talks delivered at the symposium, "Current Topics in Physics" held in Mexico City in June 2003, to celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Sir Roger Elliott. The contributions have been prepared by research associates, former students, postdoctoral fellows and colleagues of Professor Elliott, many of them leading scientists  as Sir Roger himself  in important research institutes around the world. The book gives a very timely and comprehensive overview of various key areas of modern condensed matter and statistical physics. 19 original contributions are included, grouped in three main areas: disorder and dynamical systems, structures and glasses, electrical and magnetic properties. The contributions are by many of the foremost researchers in the field of condensed matter and statistical physics. In particular, contributions by such prominent scientists as M E Fisher, A A Maradudin, M F Thorpe, M Balkanski, T Fujiwara, and of course Sir Roger Elliott himself make this book a rewarding read 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Physics  Congresses.

Genre/Form 
Conference papers and proceedings.


Conference papers and proceedings.


Festschriften.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Barrio, R. A. (Rafael A.)


Elliott, R. J. (Roger J.), 1928


Kaski, K. (Kimmo)

ISBN 
1281866938 

1860947204 (electronic bk.) 

9781281866936 

9781860947209 
