In 2014 we are celebrating a 40 years old `cornucopia’ that started in 1974 with the work of Edwards and Anderson on spin glass models. Born as an attempt to model disordered magnets, spin glass theory has grown and matured into a versatile tool that has been applied to many problems of modern science, ranging from physics (e.g. spin glass materials and the glass transition in fragile liquids) to biology (e.g. neural networks and gene regulatory networks) and to computer science (e.g. optimization, inference, machine learning and compressed sensing). In all these fields, spin glass theory has now a fundamental impact.

The aim of this workshop/conference/school is to present the new trends in this fascinating and fertile environment as this interdisciplinary field has seen a recent explosion of activity in many new directions.

Deadline Registration : March 31, 2014


  • Giulio Biroli (CEA Saclay)
  • Amin Coja-Oghlan (Frankfurt)
  • Leticia Cugliandolo (UPMC, Paris)
  • Amir Dembo (Berkeley)
  • Lev Ioffe (Rudgers)
  • Yoshiyuki Kabashima (Tokyo)
  • Remi Monasson (ENS, Paris)
  • Cristopher Moore (Santa Fe)
  • Gilles Tarjus (UPMC, Paris)
  • Francesco Zamponi (ENS, Paris)

  Organizing Committee

  • Florent Krzakala (ENS & UPMC, Paris)
  • Giorgio Parisi(Roma La Sapienza)
  • Federico Ricci-Tersenghi, (Roma La Sapienza)
  • Lenka Zdeborova (CEA & CNRS, Saclay)