Probability Seminar: Eyal Lubetzky

  • Date: 02/27/2013
  • Time: 15:00
Eyal Lubetzky, Microsoft Research

University of British Columbia


Limiting shape and cube-root fluctuations of the level lines of (2+1)-dimensional SOS


We give a full description for the shape of the classical (2+1)-dimensional Solid-On-Solid model above a wall, introduced by Temperley (1952). On an $L\times L$ box at a large inverse-temperature $\beta$ the height of most sites concentrates on a single level $h = \lfloor \frac1{4\beta}\log L\rfloor$ for most values of $L$. For a sequence of diverging boxes the ensemble of level lines of heights $(h,h-1,\ldots)$ has a scaling limit in Hausdorff distance iff the fractional parts of $\frac1{4\beta}\log L$ converge to a noncritical value. The scaling limit is explicitly given by nested distinct loops formed via translates of Wulff shapes. Finally, the $h$-level lines feature $L^{1/3+o(1)}$ fluctuations from the side boundaries.


Based on joint works with Pietro Caputo, Fabio Martinelli, Allan Sly and Fabio Toninelli.

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