Talks
Spring 2016

# Effect of Initial Conditions on Mixing for Spin Systems

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 2:00 pm2:45 pm

Recently, the information percolation'' framework was introduced as a way to obtain sharp estimates on mixing for spin systems at high temperatures, and in particular, to establish cutoff for the Ising model in three dimensions up to criticality from a worst starting state. I will describe how this method can be used to understand the effect of different initial states on the mixing time, both random (''warm start'') and deterministic.