Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, November 30, 2009

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Senya Shlosman

CNRS Luminy, Marseille and Institute of Information Transmission, Moscow

Typical shape of some large random things

Abstract: We present the geometric solutions to several variational problems arising of statistical mechanics and combinatorics. Together with the Wulff construction, which predicts the shape of the crystals, we discuss the construction which exhibits the shape of a typical Young diagram and of a typical skyscraper.

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