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Rigidity of the 3D hierarchical Coulomb gas

Geometric functional analysis and applications November 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017

November 13, 2017 (04:15 PM PST - 05:15 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Sourav Chatterjee (Stanford University)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • Coulomb gas

  • interacting particles

  • rigidity

  • hyperuniformity

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The mathematical analysis of Coulomb gases, especially in dimensions higher than one, has been the focus of much recent activity. For the 3D Coulomb, there is a famous prediction of Jancovici, Lebowitz and Manificat that if N is the number of particles falling in a given region, then N has fluctuations of order cube-root of E(N). I will talk about the recent proof of this conjecture for a closely related model, known as the 3D hierarchical Coulomb gas. I will also try to explain, through some toy examples, why such unusually small fluctuations may be expected to appear in interacting gases

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