RG Seminar

This is a weekly informal reading seminar on the mathematics of the renormalization group. We will cover at least the following subjects:

1. Spin systems and infinite volume limit
2. Ginzburg-Landau model
3. Renormalization group
4. Continuum limit

following the notes Introduction to the Renormalization Group by Kupiainen. Other relevant notes (also suggested by Michael Mueger) are

and the paper (especially the introduction)

Some other relevant literature is

Schedule (references to Kupiainen)

Tuesday February 16, 14:00-16:00 HG03.085. Michael Mueger – Ising model d=1 (Sections 1-3)

Tuesday February 23, 13:45-15:30 HG03.085. Michael Mueger – Ising model d>1 (Sections 4.1-4.4)

Tuesday March 1, 13:45-15:30 HG00.086. Ruben Stienstra – Bounded spin models, (Sections 4.6-5)

Tuesday March 8, 13:45-15:30 HG03.085. Ruben Stienstra – Gibbs states and Ginzburg-Landau model (Sections 5-6)

Tuesday March 15. No seminar

Tuesday March 22, 13:45-15:30 HG00.086. Ruben Stienstra – Ginzburg-Landau model (Sections 7-11)

Tuesday March 29, 13:45-15:30 HG03.085. Ruben Stienstra – Ginzburg-Landau model (Sections 7-11)

Monday April 18, 13:45-15:30 HG03.085. Ruben Stienstra – Ginzburg-Landau model (Sections 7-11)

Monday April 25, 13:45-15:30 HG03.085. Ruben Stienstra – Ginzburg-Landau model (Sections 7-11)

Monday May 9, 10:45-12:30 HG03.085. Francesca Arici – Renormalization group (Section 12)

Tuesday May 17, 11:00-12:30 HG03.085. Francesca Arici – Renormalization group (Section 12-13)

Monday May 23, 11:00-12:30 HG03.085. Abel Stern – Continuum limit (Section 14-16)

Wednesday June 1, 14:00-16:00 HG03.085. Abel Stern – Continuum limit (Section 14-16)

Tuesday September 29, 11:00-13:00 HG03.082. Abel Stern  РContinuum limit (Section 14-16)

Tuesday November 8, 14:00-16:00 HG03.085. Chris Ripken – Continuum field theory perspective on the RG (Notes)