Probability Seminar: Stefan Adams

  • Date: 11/20/2013
  • Time: 15:00
Stefan Adams (University of Warwick)

University of British Columbia


Helffer-Sjoestrand random walk representation


In the talk we discuss a recent common field in analysis and probability, the so-called Ginzburg-Landau interface models. In particular we outline standard techniques as the Helffer-Sjoestrand PDE representation and relate them to the random field of gradients. An application of the
Helffer-Sjoestrand representation to non-convex energy functions leads to random walks having sparsely distributed negative conductances. The latter problem is currently under intensive study and analysis and we will discuss different strategies. If time permits we will present a large deviation result for random walks weights.

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