Reflection Positivity and Infrared Bounds for Random Loop Models

Special Lecture
Topic:Reflection Positivity and Infrared Bounds for Random Loop Models
Speaker:Daniel Ueltschi
Affiliation:University of Warwick, UK
Date:Wednesday, December 19
Time/Room:3:30pm - 4:30pm/S-101

The random loop representations of Toth ('93) and Aizenman-Nachtergaele ('94) can be extended to describe certain SU(2)-invariant spin-1 Heisenberg models. Quantum spin correlations are given in terms of loop correlations. Existence of long-range order can be proved with the method of reflection positivity and infrared bounds of Froehlich, Simon, Spencer ('76). Rather surprisingly, it applies to a regime of parameters where the quantum system is not reflection positive, and the results are distinct from those of Dyson, Lieb, Simon ('78).