Université Paris 6
Pierre et Marie Curie
Université Paris 7
Denis Diderot

CNRS U.M.R. 7599
``Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires''

Aspects of statistical mechanics of random surfaces

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Résumé: Notes of the mini-course 'Aspects of statistical mechanics of random surfaces' (IHP, Fall 2001). They include an overview of the field and a detailed self--contained analysis (1) of the entropic repulsion for harmonic crystals in dimension larger than two and (2) of the wetting phenomena for models that enjoy a continuum symmetry.

Mots Clés: Effective Interface Models ; Harmonic Crystals ; Extrema of Random Fields ; Large Deviations ; Random Walks ; Entropic Repulsion ; Wetting Transition

Date: 2002-12-18

Prépublication numéro: PMA-782

Pdf file : PMA-782.pdf