Probability Seminar: Nathanaël Berestycki

  • Date: 09/16/2015
  • Time: 15:00
Nathanaël Berestycki, University of Cambridge

University of British Columbia


Critical exponents for FK random planar maps


We consider random planar maps weighted by the critical Fortuin--Kasteleyn percolation model with parameter $q \in (0,4)$. The study of these surfaces is central to the theory of Liouville quantum gravity. We obtain rigorously the value of critical exponents associated with the length of clusterinterfaces, which is shown to be $$  \frac{4}{\pi} \arccos \left( \frac{\sqrt{2 - \sqrt{q}}}{2} \right).$$ This is consistent with physics predictions; in particular, applyingthe KPZ formula we recover the dimension of SLE curves. Joint work with Benoit Laslier and Gourab Ray (Cambridge).

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Location: ESB 2012