# Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars

### A variational principle for spin glass models

Mathematical Physics & Probability

 Speaker: Dr Robert Sims, UC Davis Location: 593 Kerr Start time: Tue, Mar 8 2005, 4:10PM

In this work we characterize the free energy of the SK spin glass model in terms of an optimization procedure for which the ultrametric/hierarchal structures suggested by Parisi's ansatz form only a subset.