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From a theoretical point of view, what has been the most successful approach to understanding jamming phenomena?

I understand there's still a lot of debate around this subject, namely whether a glass transition is really a phase transition, is jamming just a kinetic arrest of the system or is there anything fundamentally different between a jammed state and an amorphous solid, or even, is there a unified understanding of jammed states among different systems (polymers, granular, colloidal,...).

So in this view, this question is just to find out if in the recent years any game-changing understanding of jamming has arisen.

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  • $\begingroup$ Related physics.stackexchange.com/questions/352339/… ? $\endgroup$ Oct 16 '18 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ I believe there is an estabilished consensus that jamming is a complicated mess, while gravitational waves are more simple and fashionable, so very few good physicists are working on your unified, game changing theory... $\endgroup$
    – patta
    May 27 '19 at 14:09

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