Continuity/Discontinuity of the phase transition of the Potts model on the square lattice

Date: 
2015/11/04 Wed 13:00 - 14:30
2015/11/05 Thu 13:00 - 15:00
Speaker: 
Hugo Duminil-Copin
Affiliation: 
Université de Genève
Abstract: 

A special seminar on/at irregular day, time and place.

Venue: Room 109, RIMS

Abstract:
The Potts model is one of the most famous model of statistical physics. It can be interpreted as a model of random coloring of the vertices of the lattice. In these two lectures, we discuss the phase transition of this model on the square lattice. In particular, we will focus on geometric representations for this model and their applications for the determination of the order of the phase transition.