Spin glasses: Old and new complexity

D. L. Stein

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    Abstract

    Spin glasses are disordered magnetic systems that exhibit a variety of properties that are characteristic of "complex systems". After a brief review of the systems themselves, I will discuss how spin glass concepts have found use in and, in some cases, further advanced areas such as computer science, biology, and other fields: what one might term "old complexity". I will then turn to a discussion of more recent concepts and ideas that have flowed from studies of spin glasses, and using these introduce a proposal for a kind of "new complexity".

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationNumerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011 - International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
    Pages965-968
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    EventInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011 - Halkidiki, Greece
    Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 25 2011

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    Volume1389
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X
    ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

    Other

    OtherInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011
    CountryGreece
    CityHalkidiki
    Period9/19/119/25/11

    Keywords

    • chaos
    • complex system
    • complexity
    • metastate
    • spin glass

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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