Graduate Student Seminar

Title: Percolation
Speaker: Christian Gorski
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

If you start with an infinite network and then cut some of the connections at random, how connected is the resulting network? It turns out that the answer is “very” or “not very much at all,” and this gives one of the prototypical examples of a phase transition in statistical physics. I’ll explain what percolation is, what it means that it has a phase transition, and hopefully a little bit about Hugo Duminil-Copin and Vincent Tassion’s relatively recent very nice proof of the “sharpness” of the phase transition.
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Jenny Jones
Contact email: JenniferJones2024@u.northwestern.edu
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