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Apr
13
asked What real experimental systems are well-described by Glauber-Ising spins?
Dec
27
awarded  Yearling
May
4
awarded  Yearling
May
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awarded  Student
Mar
10
comment Do bipartite spin glasses have simple relaxation dynamics?
I am interested in the mixing or relaxation time.
Mar
2
comment Constructing a Hamiltonian (as a polynomial of $q_i$ and $p_i$) from its spectrum
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert%E2%80%93P%C3%B3lya_conjecture
Feb
14
asked Do bipartite spin glasses have simple relaxation dynamics?
Feb
10
asked Does the spin glass corresponding to a restricted Boltzmann machine have a characteristic timescale?
Jan
28
comment Many body quantum states analyzed as probabilistic sequences
Maybe I'm missing something (I'm about to go to sleep). You take the spin-spin correlation functions and build (say) whatever order transition matrix you like, no?
Dec
26
answered Nuclear physics from perturbative QFT
Oct
25
comment Classic Literature in Quantum Gravity?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler%E2%80%93DeWitt_equation
Oct
18
answered What is a simple intuitive way to see the relation between imaginary time (periodic) and temperature relation?
Oct
18
comment Which exact solutions of the classical Yang-Mills equations are known?
books.google.com/books?id=BxjL6EkIpfUC
Oct
9
comment What are some critiques of Jaynes' approach to statistical mechanics?
I am actually a fan of Jaynes' approach to statistical physics, and hold the man's work in high esteem. But I am much less enamored of the whole probability theory catfight (I would like to understand it better).
Oct
9
comment What are some critiques of Jaynes' approach to statistical mechanics?
Relevant Jaynes quote 2: "Recalling that ergodic theorems, or hypotheses, had been actively discussed by other writers for over thirty years [prior to the publication in 1903 of Gibbs’ Statistical Mechanics], and recalling Gibbs’ extremely meticulous attention to detail, I think the only possible conclusion we can draw is that Gibbs simply did not consider ergodicity as relevant to the foundations of the subject. Of course, he was far too polite a man to say so openly."
Oct
9
comment What are some critiques of Jaynes' approach to statistical mechanics?
Relevant Jaynes quote 1: "We are not puzzled by 'irreversibility' because (one of those important results which has been in our equations for over a Century, but is still invisible to some), given the present macrostate, the overwhelming majority of all possible microstates lead, via just those evil, deterministic mechanical equations of motion, to the same macroscopic behavior; just the reproducible behavior that we observe in the laboratory. So what else is there to explain? There would be a major mystery to be explained if this behavior were not observed."
Oct
9
answered What are some critiques of Jaynes' approach to statistical mechanics?
Oct
5
answered Where do theta functions and canonical Green functions appear in physics
Oct
5
answered What are the justifying foundations of statistical mechanics without appealing to the ergodic hypothesis?
Dec
14
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