Spin Glasses: Still Complex after All These Years?

  • Daniel L. Stein
Part V Entropy, Chaos, and Complexity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 633)


Spin glasses are magnetic systems exhibiting both quenched disorder and frustration, and have often been cited as examples of ‘complex systems.’ In this talk I review some of the basic notions of spin glass physics, and discuss how some of our recent progress in understanding their properties might lead to new viewpoints of how they manifest ‘complexity’.


Pure State Spin Glass Break Symmetry Gibbs State Condensed Matter System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel L. Stein
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  1. 1.Departments of Physics and Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721USA

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