
WHAT can be ANNEALED?
Lots of materials, models and systems.
Very famous  Kirkpatrick's transposition of spinglass groundstate search to chip design length of wire minimization.
Very exotic  multimirror telescopes  based on analogy between SOS models/Ising interfaces and the telescopes, e.g.
at left Ribak/Adler/Lipson (1989); also Paykin/Yacobi/Adler/Ribak from CCP2014 in Boston and PRE, 2016.
Very, very helpful  advice from Kirkpatrick on scheduling
involvement of telescope mirrors in stages.
Very mathematical  theorems about cooling rates; not helpful to actually solve problems.
