Ohad Feldheim

Tel Aviv University

October 18, 2011

We prove that a uniformly chosen proper coloring of Z_{2n}^d with 3 colors has a very rigid structure when the dimension d is sufficiently high. The coloring takes one color on almost all of either the even or the odd sub-lattice. In particular, one color appears on nearly half of the lattice sites. This model is the zero temperature case of the 3-states anti-ferromagnetic Potts model, which has been studied extensively in statistical mechanics. The proof involves results about graph homomorphisms and various combinatorial methods, and follows a topological intuition.

(Joint work with Ron Peled.)