Abstract for the talk on 13.10.2022 (17:00 h)

Webinar “Analysis, Quantum Fields, and Probability”

Wei Wu (NYU Shanghai)
Massless phases for the Villain model in d>=3

The XY and the Villain models are models which exhibit the celebrated Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transitions in two dimensions. The spin wave conjecture, originally proposed by Dyson and by Mermin and Wagner, predicts that at low temperature, spin correlations of these models are closely related to Gaussian free fields. I will review the historical background and discuss some recent progress on this conjecture in d>=3. Based on the joint work with Paul Dario (CNRS).

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