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Ludovic Berthier received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 2001 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. He was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Theoretical Physics at Oxford University until 2003. In 2004 he was appointed as a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Charles Coulomb at University of Montpellier (France), where he is now Director of Research. In 2007, he was a visiting scientist at the James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago, US. He works on the statistical mechanics of disordered materials, nonequilibrium systems, and soft matter. He performs theoretical research and computer simulations to develop a fundamental understanding of the structure and dynamics of a broad range of materials that we use on a daily basis, from sandpiles, emulsions, pastes and to window glasses and simple molecular fluids.