Glassy gravity

  title={Glassy gravity},
  author={Eric De Giuli and Anthony Zee},
  journal={Europhysics Letters},
Euclidean quantum gravity is reconsidered, in the conformal mode approximation. Applying techniques from glass theory, we argue that the Euclidean partition function hides metastable states, which can be counted. This may reconcile conflicting results on the uniqueness of the de Sitter vacuum, and may be relevant to the cosmological constant problem. 

Nonlinear elasticity, yielding, and entropy in amorphous solids

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The high-d landscapes paradigm: spin-glasses, and beyond

This Chapter focuses in particular on the problem of characterizing the landscape topology and geometry, discussing techniques to count and classify its stationary points and stressing connections with the statistical physics of disordered systems and with random matrix theory.



Statistical Mechanics, A Set of Lectures

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Theory of Simple Glasses: Exact Solutions in Infinite Dimensions

This pedagogical and self-contained text describes the modern mean field theory of simple structural glasses. The book begins with a thorough explanation of infinite-dimensional models in statistical

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