Probability and Mathematical Physics Seminar

Effective mass of the Polaron and the Landau-Pekar-Spohn conjecture

Speaker: Chiranjib Mukherjee, Muenster

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024, 12:05 p.m.


According to a prediction by Landau and Pekar from 1948, and by Spohn from 1987, the effective mass of the Fröhlich Polaron diverges like a quartic power of the coupling constant. We will report on a recent work with R. Bazaes, M. Sellke and S.R.S. Varadhan, where we have proved this conjecture.