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Statistical Mechanics of the Two-Dimensional Coulomb Gas March 13, 2012 (04:00 PM PDT - 05:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
Speaker(s) Pierluigi Falco
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The Coulomb gas is the prototype of two-dimensional probabilistic model displaying a special kind of phase transition, the 'Kosterlitz-Thouless' one. In this presentation I will review conjectures, results and works in progress on this model, with emphasis on universality aspects.

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