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Statistical mechanics and Gibbs measures

MATH-486

Lecturer(s) :

Friedli Sacha

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides a rigorous introduction to the ideas, methods and results of classical statistical mechanics, with an emphasis on presenting the central tools for the probabilistic description of infinite lattice systems.

Content

The goals of this course are to present

If times permits, and depending on the interest of the participants, we consider the peculiar properties of certain models with an underlying continuous symmetry (Gaussian free field, Mermin-Wagner Theorem for O(n) models).


This course is companion to the course ``lattice models', where discrete models
are also considered, but with an emphasis on different aspects.

 

The lectures will be largely based on the book Statistical mechanics of lattice systems; a concrete mathematical introduction, by S. Friedli and Y. Velenik (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

 

Keywords

statistical mechanics, phase transitions, Gibbs measures, entropy, Ising model, Gaussian Free Field

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

 

 

Assessment methods

Examen oral.

 

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

 

Statistical mechanics of lattice systems; a concrete mathematical introduction, by S. Friedli and Y. Velenik (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Gibbs Measures and Phase Transitions, by H.-O. Georgii (De Gruyter Studies in Mathematics Vol. 9. Berlin: de Gruyter 1988)

 

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