Probability Seminar: Gourab Ray

  • Date: 11/21/2018
  • Time: 16:00
Gourab Ray, University of Victoria

University of British Columbia


Logarithmic variance for uniform homomorphisms on Z^2


Take the n by n box in the square lattice and fill it with integers where the integers on adjacent vertices only differ by +1 or -1. How large can a typical value be? 


We prove that the variance at a point blows up like log n which in particular implies that such a function is delocalized. This is a consequence of a Russo Seymour Welsh theory that we build for such functions. I will also discuss a  connection with the six-vertex model (also called the square ice model). 


Joint work with Hugo Duminil Copin, Matan Harel, Benoit Laslier and Aran Raoufi.

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Location: ESB 2012