We study the graph coloring problem over random graphs of finite average connectivity c. Given a number q of available colors, we find that graphs with low connectivity admit almost always a proper coloring whereas graphs with high connectivity are uncolorable. Depending on q, we find with a one-step replica-symmetry breaking approximation the precise value… (More)
The determination and classification of fixed points of large Boolean networks is addressed in terms of a constraint-satisfaction problem. We develop a general simplification scheme that, removing all those variables and functions belonging to trivial logical cascades, returns the computational core of the network. The transition line from an easy to a… (More)
We numerically study a disordered model for the RNA secondary structure and we find that it undergoes a phase transition, with a breaking of the replica symmetry in the low temperature region (as in spin glasses). Our results are based on the exact evaluation of the partition function.
Boolean networks and their dynamics are of great interest as abstract modeling schemes in various disciplines, ranging from biology to computer science. Whereas parallel update schemes have been studied extensively in past years, the level of understanding of asynchronous updates schemes is still very poor. In this paper we study the propagation of external… (More)
We study domain wall energies of two dimensional spin glasses. The scaling of these energies depends on the model's distribution of quenched random couplings, falling into three different classes. The first class is associated with the exponent theta approximately -0.28; the other two classes have theta=0, as can be justified theoretically. In contrast to… (More)
[Article] Regularization and decimation pseudolikelihood approaches to statistical inference inXYspin models Porto, the institutional repository of the Politecnico di Torino, is provided by the University Library and the IT-Services. The aim is to enable open access to all the world. Please share with us how this access benefits you. Your story matters. We… (More)
The stoichiometry of metabolic networks usually gives rise to a family of conservation laws for the aggregate concentration of specific pools of metabolites, which not only constrain the dynamics of the network, but also provide key insight into a cell's production capabilities. When the conserved quantity identifies with a chemical moiety, extracting all… (More)
Pagnani, Parisi and Ricci-Tersenghi reply: In the preceding Comment  to our paper  Hartmann presents a powerful algorithm to find the ground states of the random RNA model we have studied in . He also shows some interesting results on the overlap distribution P (q) at zero temperature. His conclusion is that at T = 0 and in the thermodynamical… (More)