## Abstract

We study the dynamics of symmetric and asymmetric spin-glass models of size N. The analysis is in terms of the double empirical process: this contains both the spins, and the field felt by each spin, at a particular time (without any knowledge of the correlation history). It is demonstrated that in the large N limit, the dynamics of the double empirical process becomes deterministic and autonomous over finite time intervals. This does not contradict the well-known fact that SK spin-glass dynamics is non-Markovian (in the large N limit) because the empirical process has a topology that does not discern correlations in individual spins at different times. In the large N limit, the evolution of the density of the double empirical process approaches a nonlocal autonomous PDE operator Φ _{t}. Because the emergent dynamics is autonomous, in future work one will be able to apply PDE techniques to analyze bifurcations in Φ _{t}. Preliminary numerical results for the SK Glauber dynamics suggest that the ‘glassy dynamical phase transition’ occurs when a stable fixed point of the flow operator Φ _{t} destabilizes.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 365-438 |

Number of pages | 74 |

Journal | Probability Theory and Related Fields |

Volume | 180 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jun 2021 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Analysis
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty