American Mathematical Society TranslationsSeries 2 Advances in the Mathematical Sciences 2000; 243 pp; hardcover Volume: 198 ISBN10: 0821821504 ISBN13: 9780821821503 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: TRANS2/198
 R. Dobrushin worked in several branches of mathematics (probability theory, information theory), but his deepest influence was on mathematical physics. He was one of the founders of the rigorous study of statistical physics. When Dobrushin began working in that direction in the early sixties, only a few people worldwide were thinking along the same lines. Now there is an army of researchers in the field. This collection is devoted to the memory of R. L. Dobrushin. The authors who contributed to this collection knew him quite well and were his colleagues. The title, "On Dobrushin's Way", is meant to stress the fact that the current development of mathematical physics is evolving along the lines that Dobrushin foresaw. His ideas and methods are extensively employed today. Beyond research papers, this volume contains a short biography. Recollections from his contemporaries and younger colleagues are also included. This short biographical section sketches for readers a bit of Dobrushin's qpersonality. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in probability theory and stochastic processes. Table of Contents  N. Angelescu, R. A. Minlos, and V. A. Zagrebnov  The lower spectral branch of the generator of the stochastic dynamics for the classical Heisenberg model
 C. Boldrighini, R. A. Minlos, and A. Pellegrinotti  Random walk in a fluctuating random environment with Markov evolution
 S. Brassesco, E. Presutti, V. Sidoravicius, and M. E. Vares  Ergodicity and exponential convergence of a Glauber+Kawasaki process
 A. van Enter, C. Maes, R. H. Schonmann, and S. Shlosman  The Griffiths singularity random field
 A. van Enter, C. Maes, and S. Shlosman  Dobrushin's program on Gibbsianity restoration: Weakly Gibbs and almost Gibbs random fields
 G. L. Eyink and H. Spohn  Spacetime invariant states of the ideal gas with finite number, energy, and entropy density
 B. M. Gurevich and A. A. Tempelman  Hausdorff dimension and pressure in the DLR thermodynamic formalism
 V. Yu. Kaloshin and Ya. G. Sinai  Nonsymmetric simple random walks along orbits of ergodic automorphisms
 F. I. Karpelevich, E. A. Pechersky, and Yu. M. Suhov  The Cramér transform and large deviations on threedimensional Lobachevsky space
 F. I. Karpelevich and A. N. Rybko  Thermodynamical limit for symmetric closed queuing networks
 V. A. Malyshev  Random infinite spin graph evolution
 F. Martinelli  An elementary approach to finite size conditions for the decay of covariances in lattice spin models
 S. Nanda, C. M. Newman, and D. L. Stein  Dynamics of Ising spin systems at zero temperature
 S. A. Pirogov  Peierls argument for the anisotropic Ising model
 M. Zahradník  Contour methods and PirogovSinai theory for continuous spin lattice models
 R. Minlos, A. M. Vershik, N. D. Vvedenskaya, Yu. D. Apresyan, S. Gindikin, V. M. Tikhomirov, Yu. Suhov, L. N. Vaserstein, M.F. Chen, and S. Shlosman  Recollections
