### Extreme value problems in random matrix theory, spin glasses and directed polymers

**Bouchaud, J-P ***(CEA Saclay)*

Friday 30 June 2006, 09:00-10:00

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

#### Abstract

We will review a few applications of extreme values in the theory of disordered systems and mention several open problems, in particular concerning the generalisation of Parisi's solution or of the Tracy-Widom distribution when the disorder has "fat tails".

#### Presentation