Spin glasses and information

Hidetoshi Nishimori

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After a brief introduction to information theory, we review the close relationship between the theory of spin glasses and information processing, error-correcting codes in particular. An interesting equivalence of the solvability condition of the spin glass problem and the optimal inference condition in information theory is pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Error-correcting codes
  • Information processing
  • Spin glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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