Spin Glasses

  • Erwin Bolthausen
  • Anton Bovier

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1900)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. David Sherrington
    Pages 45-62
  3. Anton Bovier, Irina Kurkova
    Pages 81-115
  4. Charles M. Newman, Daniel L. Stein
    Pages 145-158
  5. Charles M. Newman, Daniel L. Stein
    Pages 159-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


Spin glass theory is going through a stunning period of progress while finding exciting new applications in areas beyond theoretical physics, in particular in combinatorics and computer science. This collection of state-of-the-art review papers written by leading experts in the field covers the topic from a wide variety of angles. The topics covered are mean field spin glasses, including a pedagogical account of Talagrand's proof of the Parisi solution, short range spin glasses, emphasizing the open problem of the relevance of the mean-field theory for lattice models, and the dynamics of spin glasses, in particular the problem of ageing in mean field models.

The book will serve as a concise introduction to the state of the art of spin glass theory, usefull to both graduate students and young researchers, as well as to anyone curious to know what is going on in this exciting area of mathematical physics.


Rang Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model ageing disordered systems random energy model spin glasses

Editors and affiliations

  • Erwin Bolthausen
    • 1
  • Anton Bovier
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Weierstraβ Institute for Applied Analysis and StochasticsBerlinGermany

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