Marc Mézard 1
More is different, Ong and Bhatt editors 1 (2002) 1
This paper is an introduction to some of the main present issues in the theory of structural glasses. After recalling a few experimental facts, it gives a short account of the analogy between fragile glasses and the mean field discontinuous spin glasses. The many valley picture is presented, and a brief account of recent attempts to obtain quantitative results from first principle computations is summarised.
- 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI – Paris Sud