UW-PIMS MathematicsColloquium:Eyal Lubetzky

  • Date: 05/20/2011
  • Time: 14:30
Eyal Lubetzky

University of Washington


The static and stochastic ising models


The Ising model, one of the most studied models in mathematical physics, was
introduced in 1925 to model ferromagnetism. Over the last three decades,
significant effort has been dedicated to the analysis of stochastic
dynamical systems that both model the evolution of the Ising model and
provide efficient methods for sampling from it. In this talk I will survey
the rich interplay between the behaviors of the static and the dynamical
models as they both undergo a phase transition at the critical temperature.
In particular I will discuss a fundamental problem on the dynamical model
introduced by Glauber in 1963, which we recently settled in joint work with
Allan Sly. The talk will not assume any prior knowledge on the Ising model
and its critical phenomena. 

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Location: Raitt Hall, Room 121


For more information please visit University of Washington Department of Mathematics