Spin Glasses and Holography

The connections between disordered quantum systems (specifically the SYK model), ensemble averaging, and two-dimensional dilaton gravity underlie much of the recent progress on holography and quantum gravity. I will discuss simple disordered systems, which exhibit spin glass order and allow for an analytical treatment in certain limits. I will focus on some of their properties that are of interest from a gravitational point of view (such as thermodynamics and quantum chaos) and propose a holographic interpretation.



Institute for Advanced Study