School of Mathematical Sciences

Disorder relevance for non-convex random gradient Gibbs measures in d=2

Maths A17
Thursday 9th February 2023 (14:00-15:00)
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Speaker's Name: Codina Cotar
Speaker's Affiliation: University College London
Speaker's Research Theme(s): Statistics and Probability,
It is a famous result of statistical mechanics that, at low enough temperature, the random field Ising model is disorder relevant for d=2, i.e. the phase transition between uniqueness/non-uniqueness of Gibbs measures disappears, and disorder irrelevant otherwise (Aizenman-Wehr 1990). Generally speaking, adding disorder to a model tends to destroy the non-uniqueness of Gibbs measures. In this talk we consider - in non-convex potential regime - a random gradient model with disorder in which the interface feels like a bulk term of random fields. We show that this model is disorder relevant with respect to the question of uniqueness of gradient Gibbs measures for a class of non-convex potentials and disorders. We also discuss the question of decay of covariances for the model. No previous knowledge of gradient models will be assumed in the talk. This is joint work with Simon Buchholz.

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