Volume 53, Number 1, 2022Modelling complex systems
|Page(s)||15 - 17|
|Published online||28 February 2022|
Spin glasses and optimization in complex systems
École normale supérieure, PSL University
Spin glasses are useless. Even the most imaginative physicists, submitted to grant pressure, could not find applications for these materials. Yet their study, triggered by pure intellectual interest, has created a formidable new branch of statistical physics distinguished this year by the Nobel prize attributed to Giorgio Parisi.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2022
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