The continuous-time lace expansion and it’s applications.
20th October 2017, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Main Maths Building, SM4
The lace expansion is one of the primary tools for proving that probability models in high dimensions have mean field behaviour. I will explain the previous sentence by describing joint work in progress with David Brydges and Mark Holmes in which we develop a continuous time lace expansion. To motivate our methods I will introduce a class of n-component field theories that are generalizations of the Ising model of ferromagnetism. When n is zero, one, or two we are able to analyze these models. Our results for the case n=2 are new.