The Renormalization Group as a tool of Rigorous Probability Theory

9 February 2015
14:15
Ajay Chandra
Abstract

The Renormalization Group (RG) was pioneered by the physicist Kenneth Wilson in the early 70's and since then it has become a fundamental tool in physics. RG remains the most general philosophy for understanding how many models in statistical mechanics behave near their critical point but implementing RG analysis in a mathematically rigorous way remains quite challenging.

I will describe how analysis of RG flows translate into statements about continuum limits, universality, and cross-over phenomena - as a concrete example I will speak about some joint work with Abdelmalek Abdesselam and Gianluca Guadagni.

  • Stochastic Analysis Seminar