Laboratoire de Physique Théorique

de la Matière Condensée

Matthieu Tissier (LPTMC)

Critical properties of the Random field Ising Model


The random field Ising model is a classic of statistical mechanics, which was proposed more than 40 years ago by Imry and Ma. Because of its simplicity, it is relevant for describing many physical situations, both at equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium. After describing some of these experimental realizations, I will present the most striking features that were encountered in the theoretical study of this model (dimensional reduction and its breaking, static avalanches ...). I will explain what are the minimal ingredients needed to describe such situations from an analytic perspective. I will finally present the results we obtained in the last decade, by making use of the functional renormalization group.