Computer Science in Physics

Talk given at "Informatics - 10 Years Back, 10 Years Ahead" to celebrate the 10th aniversary of Schloss Dagstuhl, August 27-31, 2000, Saarbrücken, Germany. cond-mat/0010371.

A.P. Young

This talk describes how techniques developed by Computer Scientists have helped our understanding of certain problems in statistical physics which involve randomness and ``frustration''. Examples will be given from two problems that have been widely studied: the ``spin glass'' and the ``random field model''.

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