Gordon Slade (UBC)

Gordon Slade

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Mercredi, 20 octobre 2010, 16h00
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 4:00 pm

Centre de recherches mathématiques
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Université de Montréal, 2920, ch. de la Tour , Salle / Room 6214

The Self-Avoiding Walk

Simple random walk is well understood. However, if we condition a random walk not to intersect itself, so that it is a self-avoiding walk, then it is much more difficult to analyze and many of the important mathematical problems remain unsolved. This lecture will give an overview of some of what is known about the self-avoiding walk, including some old and some more recent results, using methods that touch on combinatorics, probability, and statistical mechanics.

Une réception suivra la conférence au Salon Maurice-L'abbé, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt (Salle 6245).
There will be a reception after the lecture in Salon Maurice-L'abbé, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt (Room 6245).