Scaling Limits in Models of Statistical Mechanics

  • Dmitry Ioffe

    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Gady Kozma

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Fabio L. Toninelli

    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France


The emphasis of the workshop was on the deep relations between, on the one hand, recent advances in probabilistic investigation of statistical mechanical models and spatial stochastic processes and, on the other hand, rigorous field-theoretic and analytic methods of mathematical physics. There were 52 participants, including 6 postdocs and graduate students, working in diverse intertwining areas of probability, statistical mechanics and field theory. Specific topics addressed during the 24 talks include: Universality and critical phenomena, disordered models, Gaussian free field (GFF), stochastic representation of classical and quantum-mechanical models and related random interchange and permutation processes, random planar graphs and unimodular planar maps, random walks on critical graphs and the Alexander-Orbach conjecture, reinforced random walks and non-linear -models, metastability, aging, equilibrium and dynamics for continuum particles with hard core interactions, non-equilibrium dynamics and Toom’s interfaces.

Cite this article

Dmitry Ioffe, Gady Kozma, Fabio L. Toninelli, Scaling Limits in Models of Statistical Mechanics. Oberwolfach Rep. 12 (2015), no. 3, pp. 2329–2398

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2015/40