Pierre-Francois Rodriguez (Imperial)

Critical exponents for a three-dimensional percolation model

Abstract:
We will report on recent progress regarding the near-critical behavior of certain statistical mechanics models in dimension 3. Our results deal with the second-order phase transition associated to a percolation problem involving the Gaussian free field in 3D. They determine a unique “fixed point” corresponding to the transition, which is proved to obey one of several scaling relations. Such laws are classically conjectured to hold by physicists on the grounds of a corresponding scaling ansatz.