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Math Colloquium
Wei-Kuo Chen
University of Chicago
Title: Recent progress on mean field spin glasses.

Abstract: Spin glasses are disordered spin systems originated from the desire of understanding the strange magnetic behaviors of certain alloys in physics. As mathematical objects, they are often cited as examples of complex systems and have provided several fascinating structures and conjectures. This talk will be focused on one of the most famous mean-field spin glasses, the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model as well as its generalization, the mixed p-spin model. First, we will present results on the conjectured properties of the Parisi measure. Next, we will discuss the chaos phenomena in these models. Based on joint works with A. Auffinger.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7500
Note: Refreshments at 4:00 pm, Wean Hall 6220.