ISC director, Prof. Claudio Conti and Prof. Eugenio Del Re share their thoughts on the role of photonics experiments in the development of complex systems and spin glass theory. Read the full story on Nature Photonics News and Views.
Photonics and the Nobel Prize in Physics
Giorgio Parisi recently shared a Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the theory of complex systems. What is not well known is that photonics was crucial to validating Parisi’s predictions.
In both cases the observed statistical distribution P(q) of the Parisi overlap shows a signature transition to a double-peaked shape demonstrating replica symmetry breaking.