Spin Glass Theory and Far Beyond: Replica Symmetry Breaking After 40 Years (Hardcover)

Spin Glass Theory and Far Beyond: Replica Symmetry Breaking After 40 Years By Patrick Charbonneau (Editor), Enzo Marinari (Editor), Giorgio Parisi (Editor) Cover Image
By Patrick Charbonneau (Editor), Enzo Marinari (Editor), Giorgio Parisi (Editor)
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About sixty years ago, the anomalous magnetic response of certain magnetic alloys drew the attention of theoretical physicists. It soon became clear that understanding these systems, now called spin glasses, would give rise to a new branch of statistical physics. As physical materials, spin glasses were found to be as useless as they were exotic. They have nevertheless been recognized as paradigmatic examples of complex systems with applications to problems as diverse as neural networks, amorphous solids, biological molecules, social and economic interactions, information theory and constraint satisfaction problems.This book presents an encyclopaedic overview of the broad range of these applications. More than 30 contributions are compiled, written by many of the leading researchers who have contributed to these developments over the last few decades. Some timely and cutting-edge applications are also discussed. This collection serves well as an introduction and summary of disordered and glassy systems for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and practitioners interested in the topic.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789811273919
ISBN-10: 981127391X
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 740
Language: English