MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | A Statistical Mechanics Model of Random Matrices |

Speaker: | Tom Spencer |

Affiliation: | Institute for Advanced Study |

Date: | Wednesday, February 4 |

Time/Room: | 11:15am - 12:15pm/S-101 |

Spectral prosperities of random matrices can be described in terms of correlations of a statistical mechanics model with hyperbolic symmetry. This talk will describe and analyze a simpler version of this model which is closely related to random walk in an random environment. We establish the presence of a diffusion phase in 3 dimensions. This is joint work with M. Disertori and M. Zirnbauer.