Mike Cranston




Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


RH 306

In this talk we discuss closed self adjoint extensions of the Laplacian and fractional Laplacian on L2 of Euclidean space minus the origin. In some cases there is a one parameter family of these operators that behave like the original operator plus a potential at the origin. Using these operators, we can construct polymer measures which exhibit interesting phase transitions from an extended state to a bound state where the pinning at the origin due to the potential takes over. The talk is based on joint works with Koralov, Molchanov, Squartini and Vainberg.