Lecture 7 Thursday, November 8, 2018

We are pleased to have Professor Allan Sly, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University as our honored speaker.

Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 4:00 PM, in Kent 120, 1024 E. 58th Street
Reception following the lecture in Jones 111, at 5:00 PM

"Phase Transitions of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems"


Random constraint satisfaction problems encode many interesting questions in the study of random graphs such as the chromatic and independence numbers. Ideas from statistical physics provide a detailed description of phase transitions and properties of these models. We will discuss the one step replica symmetry breaking transition that many such models undergo.

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