November 17, 2021 STAFF/STU

Today: Physics Colloquium – The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

Please join us On Thursday, November 18th from 4 – 5 p.m. in Dolan E133.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems” with one half to Giorgio Parisi.
Dr. Anthony Roy Day will introduce complex systems by focusing on Giorgio Parisi’s work on spin glasses. He will review the spin glass model and its physical realizations, outline how Parisi solved the model, and describe the special features of his solution. The seminar will conclude with a brief overview of how concepts from spin glasses have been applied to other complex systems.

Refreshments will be served