##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 288 - Probability Seminar

## Eviatar Procaccia

#### Texas A&M University

## The boy who cried Wulff.

##### Abstract:

We consider a Gibbs distribution over random walk paths on the square lattice, proportional to the cardinality of the path's boundary. We show that in the zero temperature limit, the paths condensate around an asymptotic shape. This limit shape is characterized as the minimizer of the functional, mapping open connected subsets of the plane to the sum of their principle eigenvalue and perimeter (with respect to some norm). A prime novel feature of this limit shape is that it is not in the class of Wulff shapes.

Host: Todd Kemp

### October 15, 2015

### 10:00 AM

### AP&M 6402

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