Theoretical Physics Special Colloquium: Spin glasses: Discovery and Lessons

22 Nov 2021
Seminars and colloquia
Simpkins Lee
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
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Giorgio Parisi won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year for his work on complexity in frustrated many-body systems, starting with his brilliant solution of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model.

David will recount some of the intellectual history of that period and his own role in these developments. He will also discuss lessons this history teaches us regarding virtues of theoretical physics mindsets and methodology.