Iveta Pimentel (Faculdade de Ciências – ULisboa)
Place: Physics Seminar Room – Physics Building – 2nd flour
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 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.