## Spin Glasses and ComplexitySpin glasses are disordered magnetic systems that have led to the development of mathematical tools with an array of real-world applications, from airline scheduling to neural networks. This one-of-a-kind guide to spin glasses begins by explaining the fundamentals of order and symmetry in condensed matter physics and how spin glasses fit into--and modify--this framework. It then explores how spin-glass concepts and ideas have found applications in areas as diverse as computational complexity, biological and artificial neural networks, protein folding, immune response maturation, combinatorial optimization, and social network modeling. Providing an essential overview of the history, science, and growing significance of this exciting field, S |

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### Contents

Why Spin Glasses? | 1 |

1 Order Symmetry and the Organization of Matter | 15 |

2 Glasses and Quenched Disorder | 43 |

3 Magnetic Systems | 51 |

General Features | 63 |

5 The InfiniteRange Spin Glass | 90 |

6 Applications to Other Fields | 112 |