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Title: Spin Glasses: Old and New Complexity

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'.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Departments of Physics and Mathematics, New York University, New York, NY 10003 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21611617
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1389; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICNAAM 2011: Conference on numerical analysis and applied mathematics, Halkidiki (Greece), 19-25 Sep 2011; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3637770; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CHAOS THEORY; MAGNETIC MATERIALS; MAGNETISM; REVIEWS; SPIN GLASS STATE; SYMMETRY BREAKING; DOCUMENT TYPES; MATERIALS; MATHEMATICS

Citation Formats

Stein, D. L. Spin Glasses: Old and New Complexity. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3637770.
Stein, D. L. Spin Glasses: Old and New Complexity. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3637770.
Stein, D. L. Thu . "Spin Glasses: Old and New Complexity". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3637770.
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title = {Spin Glasses: Old and New Complexity},
author = {Stein, D. L.},
abstractNote = {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'.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3637770},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1389,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}