Institute of Mathematics

Talk

Modul:   MAT971  Stochastische Prozesse

Dimers and embeddings

Dr. Marianna Russkikh talk

Date: 19.02.20  Time: 17.15 - 19.00  Room: Y27H12

One of the main questions in the context of the universality and conformal invariance of a critical 2D lattice model is to find an embedding which geometrically encodes the weights of the model and that admits “nice” discretizations of Laplace and Cauchy-Riemann operators. We establish a correspondence between dimer models on a bipartite graph and circle patterns with the combinatorics of that graph. We describe how to construct a 't-embedding' (or a circle pattern) of a dimer planar graph using its Kasteleyn weights, and develop a relevant theory of discrete holomorphic functions on t-embeddings; this theory unifies Kenyon's holomorphic functions on T-graphs and s-holomorphic functions coming from the Ising model. We discuss a concept of `perfect t-embeddings’ of weighted bipartite planar graphs. We believe that these embeddings always exist and that they are good candidates to recover the complex structure of big bipartite planar graphs carrying a dimer model.

Based on: joint work with R. Kenyon, W. Lam, S. Ramassamy; and joint work with D. Chelkak, B. Laslier