A pedagogical introduction to the replica method for glasses

Giorgio Parisi
1999 Philosophical Magazine B  
In this note I present a simplified version of the recent computation (Mezard and Parisi 1998, 1999) of the properties of glasses in the low temperature phase in the framework of the replica theory, using an extension of the tools used in liquid theory. I will only consider here the case of the internal energy at T=0, which can be studied in a simple way without introducing replicas.
doi:10.1080/13642819908223060 fatcat:dpfdahzizrcznjory5m4mzan3e