MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Renormalization Group Methods |

Speaker: | Jon Dimock |

Affiliation: | University of Buffalo |

Date: | Friday, April 10 |

Time/Room: | 4:00pm - 5:00pm/S-101 |

This talk is about renormalization group methods for quantum field theory and classical statistical mechanics. The renormalization group is not a group but a technique for reducing infinite dimensional integrals with strong correlations to a sequence of more managable integrals with weak correlations. We discuss the method first in general terms. Then we go into some detail on a version developed by Brydges and collaborators, especially as it applies to the classical lattice dipole gas.