Universality in the 2D Coulomb Gas

Topic:Universality in the 2D Coulomb Gas
Speaker:Pierluigi Falco
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, April 20
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/mathphys/2011/falco

The Coulomb Gas is a model of Statistical Mechanics with a special type of phase transition. In the first part of the talk I will review the expected features conjectured by physicists and the few mathematical results so far obtained. The second part will be an introductory discussion of a general technique (Renormalization Group) to approach the problem.