Probability Seminar: Gordon Slade

  • Date: 02/25/2015
  • Time: 15:10
Gordon Slade, University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia


A new proof of the sharpness of the percolation phase transition


The sharpness of the percolation phase transition, which is a crucial and much cited element of the theory, was first proved independently by Menshikov in 1986 and by Aizenman and Barsky in 1987. On February 11, 2015, a remarkable new proof was posted on arXiv by Duminil-Copin and Tassion.  I will describe their proof, which is completed in two pages, in its entirety.

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