Speaker Hugo Duminil-Copin
Affiliation University of Geneva
Host Yuval Peres
Date recorded 30 June 2010
We will present the proof of a conjecture of B. Nienhuis on the number of self-avoiding walks on the honeycomb lattice. More precisely, we will prove that the connective constant of the lattice equals the square root of (2+√2). This theorem is the first step towards a deeper understanding of self-avoiding walks. We will state some conjectures on the scaling-limit behavior of these walks.
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