Seminar on Probability and Statistics

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Organizer(s) Nakahiro Yoshida, Hiroki Masuda, Teppei Ogihara, Yuta Koike


14:30-16:00   Online
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Federico Camia (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Limit Theorems and Random Fractal Curves in Statistical Mechanics (ENGLISH)
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Asia-Pacific Seminar in Probability and Statistics (APSPS)

Statistical mechanics deals with systems that have a large number of components whose behavior can often be considered random. For this reason, probability theory plays an essential role in the mathematical analysis of the subject. After a gentle introduction to statistical mechanics, I will give a nontechnical overview of recent, exciting developments that combine in a beautiful and unexpected way discrete probability, stochastic processes and complex analysis. For concreteness, I will discuss two specific models, percolation and the Ising model, which have a long history, have played an important part in the development of statistical mechanics, and occupy a central place in modern probability theory.
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