Excluding some special cases, computing the critical inverse-temperature of a mixed p-spin spin glass model is a difficult task. The only known method to calculate its value for a general model requires the full power of the Parisi formula. On the other hand, an easy application of the second moment method to the partition function yields an explicit lower bound to the critical inverse-temperature. Interestingly, in the important case of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model . In this work we consider the multi-species spherical mixed p-spin models without external field, and characterize by a simple condition the models for which the second moment method works in the whole replica symmetric phase, namely, models such that . In particular, for those models we obtain the value of .
This project has received funding from the Israel Science Foundation (Grant Agreement No. 2055/21).
The author is the incumbent of The Skirball Chair in New Scientists.
"On the second moment method and RS phase of multi-species spherical spin glasses." Electron. J. Probab. 28 1 - 21, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1214/23-EJP933