SciPost Submission Page

An exact mapping between loop-erased random walks and an interacting field theory with two fermions and one boson

by Assaf Shapira, Kay Jörg Wiese

Submission summary

As Contributors: Assaf Shapira · Kay Joerg Wiese
Arxiv Link: (pdf)
Date submitted: 2020-06-16
Submitted by: Shapira, Assaf
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Discipline: Physics
Subject area: Statistical and Soft Matter Physics
Approach: Theoretical


We give a simplified proof for the equivalence of loop-erased random walks to a lattice model containing two complex fermions, and one complex boson. This equivalence works on an arbitrary directed graph. Specifying to the $d$-dimensional hypercubic lattice, at large scales this theory reduces to a scalar $\phi^4$-type theory with two complex fermions, and one complex boson. While the path integral for the fermions is the Berezin integral, for the bosonic field we can either use a complex field $\phi(x)\in \mathbb C$ (standard formulation) or a nilpotent one satisfying $\phi(x)^2 =0$. We discuss basic properties of the latter formulation, which has distinct advantages in the lattice model.

Current status:
Editor-in-charge assigned

Submission & Refereeing History

Submission 2006.07899v1 on 16 June 2020

Login to report or comment