Seminar: Thomas Spencer (IAS Princeton): "Continuous symmetry breaking along the Nishimori line"


Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9:30am


Thomas Spencer
Continuous symmetry breaking along the Nishimori line
Speaker: Thomas Spencer (Institute for Advanced Study)

Abstract: The Nishimori line (NL) describes a special one parameter family of disordered spin models which are invariant under a gauge transformation acting jointly on the spins and the disorder. For group valued spins such, as SO(2) and SU(2), we prove that there is long range order in 3 or more dimensions along the NL.
The proof relies on work of Abbe, Massoulie, Montanari, Sly and Srivastava on group synchronization. It does not use reflection positivity. This is joint work with Christophe Garban, arXiv:2109.01617v2.

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