Probability Seminar

Title: Quantitative estimates for the effect of disorder on low-dimensional lattice systems
Speaker: Ron Peled
Speaker Info: Tel Aviv University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The addition of an arbitrarily weak random field to low-dimensional classical statistical physics models leads to the "rounding" of first-order phase transitions at all temperatures, as predicted in 1975 by Imry and Ma and proved rigorously in 1989 by Aizenman and Wehr. This phenomenon was recently quantified for the two-dimensional random-field Ising model (RFIM), proving that it exhibits exponential decay of correlations at all temperatures. The RFIM analysis relies on monotonicity (FKG) properties which are absent in many other classical models. The talk will present new results on the quantitative aspects of the phenomenon for general systems with discrete and continuous symmetries, including Potts, spin O(n), spin glass and height function models.

Joint work with Paul Dario and Matan Harel.

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 9:00am
Where: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031
Contact Person: Antonio Auffinger
Contact email: tuca@northwestern.edu
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