Cube-root fluctuations and Tracy--Widom tails in critically pre-wetted Ising interfaces

Probability Seminar
Sep 16, 2020 3:10pm to 4:00pm
Zoom link: Evans Hall
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Many models of random curves in two-dimensional statistical mechanics exhibit a competition between a locally Brownian nature and a global area constraint, characteristic of the KPZ universality class. Hallmarks of this class are the $\frac 13$--$\frac 23$ exponents of its spatial and temporal fluctuations, and the resulting non-Gaussian limit laws that arise. We discuss how this behavior arises...
Reza Gheissari, UC Berkeley