Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

1D/2D Log-Gases: Searching for Transitions

Speaker: Thomas Leblé

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 1 p.m.


Large systems of particles with logarithmic interactions are interesting models of statistical mechanics in dimension 1 or 2, with connections to random matrix theory or the quantum Hall effect. As the temperature T varies, so does their microscopic behaviour. Is anything remarkable occurring for some particular value of T? What about the low/high-temperature limits? I will present a few things that we know and describe some open questions.