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Some generic features of dynamics in a high-dimensional rugged landscape

New challenges in PDE: Deterministic dynamics and randomness in high and infinite dimensional systems October 19, 2015 - October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 (09:30 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDT)
Speaker(s): Jorge Kurchan (École Normale Supérieure)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • high dimensional dynamics

  • physical applications

  • Ising model

  • spin glasses

  • multiple spin interaction

  • sherrington kirkpatrick model

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The organization of high dimensional random `rugged' landscapes

 has some universal features, some of them quite anti-intuitive to humans used to think in low

dimensions. The dynamics within such landscapes is also quite anti-intuitive, for the same reasons.

I will describe how one may learn from analytic solutions of simplified models, and some

conjectures that one would like to prove

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