Understanding rare events in models of statistical mechanics

Neyman Seminar
Jan 22, 2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1011 Evans Hall
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Statistical mechanics models are ubiquitous at the interface of probability theory, information theory, and inference problems in high dimensions. In this talk, we will focus on sparse networks, and polymer models on lattices. The study of rare behavior (large deviations) is intimately related to the understanding of such models. In particular, we will consider the rare events that a sparse...
Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley