The proceedings of the 2005 les Houches summer school on Mathematical Statistical Physics give and broad and clear overview on this fast developing area of interest to both physicists and mathematicians.

Key Features

· introduction to a field of math with many interdisciplinary connections in physics, biology, and computer science · roadmap to the next decade of mathematical statistical mechanics · volume for reference years to come


Libraries of mathematics and physics, Individual scientists

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - K. Johansson: Random Matrices and Determinantal Processes Chapter 2 - W. Werner: Some Recent Aspects of Random Conformally Invariant Systems Chapter 3 - B. Duplantier: Conformal Random Geometry Chapter 4 - A.-S. Sznitman: Random Motions in Random Media Chapter 5 - F. Guerra: An Introduction to Mean Field Spin Glas Theory: Methods and Results Chapter 6 - C.M. Newman and D.L. Stein: Short-Range Spin Glasses: Selected Open Problems Chapter 7 - G. Parisi: Computing the Number of Metastable States in Infinite-Range Models Chapter 8 - Gerard Ben Arous and Jiri Cerny: Dynamics of Trap Models Chapter 9 - N. Datta: Quantum Entropy and Quantum Information Chapter 10 - A. Montanari: Two Lectures on Iterative Coding and Statistical Mechanics Chapter 11 - A. Etheridge: Evolution in Fluctuating Populations Chapter 12 - A. Greven: Multi-Scale Analysis of Population Models Chapter 13 - Christian Maes: Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics Chapter 14 - Frank Redig: Mathematical Aspects of the Abelian Sandpile Model Chapter 15 - R. Fernandez: Gibbsianness and Non-Gibbsianness in Lattice Random Fields Chapter 16 - A.D. Sokal: Simulation of Statistical Mechanics Models


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