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Random Walks, Random Fields, and Disordered Systems (Paperback)

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Focusing on the mathematics that lies at the intersection of probability theory, statistical physics, combinatorics and computer science, this volume collects together lecture notes on recent developments in the area. The common ground of these subjects is perhaps best described by the three terms in the title: Random Walks, Random Fields and Disordered Systems. The specific topics covered include a study of Branching Brownian Motion from the perspective of disordered (spin-glass) systems, a detailed analysis of weakly self-avoiding random walks in four spatial dimensions via methods of field theory and the renormalization group, a study of phase transitions in disordered discrete structures using a rigorous version of the cavity method, a survey of recent work on interacting polymers in the ballisticity regime and, finally, a treatise on two-dimensional loop-soup models and their connection to conformally invariant systems and the Gaussian Free Field. The notes are aimed at early graduate students with a modest background in probability and mathematical physics, although they could also be enjoyed by seasoned researchers interested in learning about recent advances in the above fields.

Number of Pages: 230.0
Genre: Science, Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Mathematical + Statistical Software, Mathematical Physics, Solid State Physics
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Mathematics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 50462743
UPC: 9783319193380
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4165

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