Analysis Seminar

Title: Critical points and the Gibbs measure of pure spherical spin glasses
Speaker: Eliran Subag
Speaker Info: Weizmann Institute
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Abstract. Mathematically, spherical spin glasses are smooth Gaussian fields on the N-dimensional sphere. To investigate their intricate landscape one may study the critical points and values. Focusing on the pure p-spin models, I will review recent developments concerning the distribution of the number of critical values at a given height and the associated extremal point process. Combining these results with a local investigation around the critical points yields a detailed geometric picture for the Gibbs measure at low enough temperature: the measure concentrates on spherical "bands" around the deepest critical points. The talk will focus on the latter and consequences of it. The talk is based on a joint work with Ofer Zeitouni.
Date: Monday, October 10, 2016
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 103
Contact Person: Tuca
Contact email: auffing@math.northwestern.edu
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