Self-avoiding walk, spin systems, and renormalization
Speaker: Professor Gordon Slade (University of British Columbia)

Time: 9h30, Friday, March 22, 2019


Location: Grand Hall, Building A6, Institute of Mathematics, 18B Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi

Abstract: The subject of critical phenomena in statistical mechanics is a rich source of interesting and difficult mathematical problems that touch on combinatorics, probability, and mathematical physics. Self-avoiding walks and lattice spin systems provide fundamental examples. This talk will address recent progress in computing critical exponents for these models, using a rigorous version of Wilson's renormalisation group method.