"Mathematics of Disordered
Systems and Their Ground States"
Abstract: Disorder in physical systems is naturally modelled using randomness. I will introduce a class of simple probabilistic models of disordered systems and study a basic question: what are their, appropriately defined, lowest energy states? Surprisingly little is known and I hope to interest you in the open questions in this field. I will asssume only the most basic probability theory and no physics background.
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141
Tea and cookies will be served before the seminar.