6 January 2019
SODA '19: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
We give an FPTAS and an efficient sampling algorithm for the high-fugacity hard-core model on bounded-degree bipartite expander graphs and the low-temperature ferromagnetic Potts model on bounded-degree expander graphs. The results apply, for example, to random (bipartite) Δ-regular graphs, for which no efficient algorithms were known for these problems (with the exception of the Ising model) in the non-uniqueness regime of the infinite Δ-regular tree.
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