Variational description of Gibbs-non-Gibbs dynamical transitions for the Curie-Weiss model

R. Fernández, W.Th.F. Hollander, den, J.F. Martínez

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We perform a detailed study of Gibbs-non-Gibbs transitions for the Curie-Weiss model subject to independent spin-¿ip dynamics ("in¿nite-temperature" dynamics). We show that, in this setup, the program outlined in van Enter, Fernández, den Hollander and Redig [3] can be fully completed, namely that Gibbs-non-Gibbs transitions are equivalent to bifurcations in the set of global minima of the large-deviation rate function for the trajectories of the magnetization conditioned on their endpoint. As a consequence, we show that the time-evolved model is non-Gibbs if and only if this set is not a singleton for some value of the ¿nal magnetization. A detailed description of the possible scenarios of bifurcation is given, leading to a full characterization of passages from Gibbs to non-Gibbs —and vice versa— with sharp transition times (under the dynamics Gibbsianness can be lost and can be recovered). Our analysis expands the work of Ermolaev and Külske [7] who considered zero magnetic ¿eld and ¿nite-temperature spin-¿ip dynamics. We consider both zero and non-zero magnetic ¿eld but restricted to in¿nite-temperature spin-¿ip dynamics. Our results reveal an interesting dependence on the interaction parameters, including the presence of forbidden regions for the optimal trajectories and the possible occurrence of overshoots and undershoots in the optimal trajectories. The numerical plots provided are obtained with the help of MATHEMATICA.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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ISSN (Print)1389-2355


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