Statistical Mechanics, Disordered systems, and extreme values

Date
2018/04/25 Wed 13:30 - 15:30
2018/05/16 Wed 13:30 - 15:30
Room
Room 552, Building No.3
Speaker
Anton Bovier
Affiliation
University of Bonn
Abstract

I will give an overview of the main results and challenges in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems and spin glasses. Some of these challenges are closely related to understanding the properties of extreme values of high-dimensional random fields. I will discuss this in the examples of the random energy model, the generalised random energy model, and branching Brownian motion. If there will be time, I may also discuss some implication on the dynamics of such systems.

* The second lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 8 (13:30-15:30) at Room 110, RIMS.