Finite size effects and replica symmetry breaking; what can we learn from exact results?

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Finite size effects and replica symmetry breaking; what can we learn from exact results?

Event details

The talk will provide an introduction to the idea of replica symmetry breaking in some simple models such as the random energy model and the directed polymer in a random medium. I will then talk about some of the results I have obtained with Bernard Derrida using exact methods for finite size corrections and compare them to the replica approach.