Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session Y52: Focus Session: Spin Glasses: Advances, Algorithms, and Applications
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Friday, March 2, 2012
Sponsoring Unit: GSNP
Chair: Daniel Stein, New York University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.Y52.7
Abstract: Y52.00007 : Spin glasses: Still frustrating after all these years?
9:12 AM–9:48 AM
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Helmut G. Katzgraber
(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A\&M University and ETH Zurich)
Spin glasses are archetypal model systems to study the effects of frustration and disorder. Despite ongoing research spanning several decades, there remain many fundamental open questions, such as the existence of a spin-glass state in a field or the low-temperature structure of phase space for short-range systems. Novel applications across disciplines, as well as progress in algorithms and the advent of fast and cost-effective computers, have recently revived interest in the study of spin glasses. First, an overview of spin glasses will be given, followed by recent novel applications to fields as diverse as structural glasses and quantum computing.
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