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 2, France. 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.