Slow dynamics of glassy systems

  • Giorgio Parisi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 492)


In these lectures I will study some properties that are shared by many glassy systems. I will shown how some of these properties can be understood in the framework of the mean field approach based on the replica method and I will discuss which are the difficulties which we have to face when we apply the replica method to realistic short range models. We finally present a partially successfully application of the replica method to soft sphere glasses.


Metastable State Field Approximation Free Energy Density Glassy System Replica Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Parisi
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità La Sapienza, INFN Sezione di Roma IRome

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