TY - ELEC
AU - Wigman, Igor
PY - 2018
TI - Russo-Seymour-Welsh estimates for the Kostlan ensemble of random polynomials
LA - eng
M3 - Moving Image
AB - Beginning with the predictions of Bogomolny-Schmit for the random plane wave, in recent years the deep connections between the level sets of smooth Gaussian random fields and percolation have become apparent. In classical percolation theory a key input into the analysis of global connectivity are scale-independent bounds on crossing probabilities in the critical regime, known as Russo-Seymour-Welsh (RSW) estimates. Similarly, establishing RSW-type estimates for the nodal sets of Gaussian random fields is a major step towards a rigorous understanding of these relations.
The Kostlan ensemble is an important model of Gaussian homogeneous random polynomials. The nodal set of this ensemble is a natural model for a `typical' real projective hypersurface, whose understanding can be considered as a statistical version of Hilbert's 16th problem. In this paper we establish RSW-type estimates for the nodal sets of the Kostlan ensemble in dimension two, providing a rigorous relation between random algebraic curves and percolation. The estimates are uniform with respect to the degree of the polynomials, and are valid on all relevant scales; this, in particular, resolves an open question raised recently by Beffara-Gayet. More generally, our arguments yield RSW estimates for a wide class of Gaussian ensembles of smooth random functions on the sphere or the flat torus.
This is a joint with with D. Beliaev and S. Muirhead
N2 - Beginning with the predictions of Bogomolny-Schmit for the random plane wave, in recent years the deep connections between the level sets of smooth Gaussian random fields and percolation have become apparent. In classical percolation theory a key input into the analysis of global connectivity are scale-independent bounds on crossing probabilities in the critical regime, known as Russo-Seymour-Welsh (RSW) estimates. Similarly, establishing RSW-type estimates for the nodal sets of Gaussian random fields is a major step towards a rigorous understanding of these relations.
The Kostlan ensemble is an important model of Gaussian homogeneous random polynomials. The nodal set of this ensemble is a natural model for a `typical' real projective hypersurface, whose understanding can be considered as a statistical version of Hilbert's 16th problem. In this paper we establish RSW-type estimates for the nodal sets of the Kostlan ensemble in dimension two, providing a rigorous relation between random algebraic curves and percolation. The estimates are uniform with respect to the degree of the polynomials, and are valid on all relevant scales; this, in particular, resolves an open question raised recently by Beffara-Gayet. More generally, our arguments yield RSW estimates for a wide class of Gaussian ensembles of smooth random functions on the sphere or the flat torus.
This is a joint with with D. Beliaev and S. Muirhead
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