Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, May 19, 2014

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Nicolai Reshetikhin

UC Berkeley

Deterministic limit shapes in statistical mechanics

In statistical mechanics states of the system are distributed randomly according to the Boltzmann law. However when the size of the system increases randomness may manifest itself differently at different scales. At the macroscopic scale it may develop deterministic limit shape. Such limit shapes are usually minimizers of certain functionals which are determined by the microscopic nature of the system. The lecture will be focused on the nature of such limit shapes in dimer models and questions of universality of fluctuations around various regions oflimit shapes.

Coffee will be served at 12:00 before the lecture
at Schreiber building 006