Information content of spontaneous symmetry breaking

@article{Gleiser2012InformationCO,
  title={Information content of spontaneous symmetry breaking},
  author={M. Gleiser and N. Stamatopoulos},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={045004}
}
We propose a measure of order in the context of nonequilibrium field theory and argue that this measure, which we call relative configurational entropy (RCE), may be used to quantify the emergence of coherent low-entropy configurations, such as time-dependent or time-independent topological and nontopological spatially-extended structures. As an illustration, we investigate the nonequilibrium dynamics of spontaneous symmetry-breaking in three spatial dimensions. In particular, we focus on a… Expand
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