Towards phase transitions for interacting particles in R^d
Mathematical Physics Seminar
15th October 2021, 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Fry Building, 2.04
Probability theory helps to understand systems made of many individual agents with random behavior. One question of interest is: How is it possible that collective orderly behavior emerges out of individual randomness? Does collective behavior depend in a smooth fashion on underlying system parameters? In statistical physics, the individual
"agents" are particles (atoms, molecules...) and the questions are intimately tied to the theory of phase transitions - e.g., from ice to liquid water to vapor. A satisfactory theory for particles in R^d is still elusive. The talk will introduce some notions of statistical physics and present some partial results on the droplet picture of condensation. Based on joint work with Wolfgang König and Bernd Metzger.
Talk recording: https://mediasite.bris.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/71357f38f3c64bd7a6d132e84dfbc6921d