Spin glasses and other complex systems

Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 (Part I)

Sala 1.4.14, Ciências ULisboa

Seminário por Iveta Pimentel (CFTC - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa), no âmbito da atribuição do Prémio Nobel da Física 2021.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, rewarded Giorgio Parisi for his revolutionary contributions to the understanding of complex systems. In his original work, he studied spin glasses which are magnetic systems with disorder and frustration. He developed a new method, using the replica trick, which describes complex systems and reveals hidden patterns. His discoveries have had great impact in physics, with the study of many different materials and phenomena, and in other different areas, such as biology, neuroscience, mathematics and computer science. In this seminar, I will present the study of spin glasses and refer to other complex systems.

Short Bio: Iveta Pimentel is a theoretical condensed matter physicist working on magnetic systems with disorder and frustration and strongly correlated electron systems. She received a Licenciatura and a Master in Physics from the University of Lisbon and a D.Phil in Theoretical Physics from the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences, and a member of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Physics, of the University of Lisbon.

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