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Spin Glasses and Complexity

Daniel L. Stein and Charles M. Newman


Spin glasses are disordered magnetic systems that have led to the development of mathematical tools with an array of real-world applications, from airline scheduling to neural networks. This book offers the most concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to the subject, fully explaining what spin glasses are, why they are important, and how they are opening up new ways of thinking about complexity. This one-of-a-kind guide to spin glasses begins by explaining the fundamentals of order and symmetry in condensed matter physics and how spin glasses fit into and modify this framework. The book ... More

Keywords: spin glasses, complexity, order, symmetry, condensed matter physics, protein folding, immune response maturation, combinatorial optimization, social network modeling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147338
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel L. Stein, author
New York University

Charles M. Newman, author
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences