|MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR|
|Topic:||Renormalization Group Methods|
|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.