Emergence in Disordered, Interacting and Living Systems


Aspen Center for Physics, 12th August, 2017


Disordered and interacting systems are of fundamental in areas as diverse as quantum memories and neural networks. They serve as models for the fundamental physical principles and dynamical processes that living systems exploit to perform their functions. Elihu Abrahams has been one of the pioneers in the theoretical foundations of our understanding of disordered and interacting systems and in extending the concepts beyond his main specialty of quantum condensed matter physics to areas including spin glasses and the life sciences. The conference will focus on all these areas, and will discuss the latest experimental and theoretical developments therein.


Outline of the Meeting