# Introduction to the replica method

- Date
- June 23 at 13:30 - 15:40, 2021

- Speaker
- Prof. Yoshiyuki Kabashima (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

- Venue
- via Zoom

- Language
- English

The replica method is a mathematical technique for evaluating the "quenched" average of logarithm (or a real number power) of the partition function with respect to predetermined random variables that condition the objective system.

The technique has a long history, dating back at least to a book by Hardy et al in 1930s, but has become well known only since its application to the physics of spin glasses in 1970s. More recently, its application range is spreading rapidly to various fields in information science, including information theory, communication theory, signal processing, computational complexity theory, machine learning, etc.

In this talk, we introduce the basic idea of the replica method and its mathematical fault illustrating a few examples.

*Detailed information about the seminar refer to the email.