Probability Seminar: Wilson loop expectations for finite gauge groups

Seminar | February 5 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Sky Cao, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: Wilson loop variables are certain random variables which arise in physics. Understanding the expectations of these random variables is of particular interest. Recently, Chatterjee computed Wilson loop expectations to leading order for Ising lattice gauge theory at weak coupling. In this talk, I will describe how to do the same for lattice gauge theories with finite gauge groups. In particular, the gauge group may be non-Abelian.