The East Model: Recent Results and New Progresses
2013, v.19, Issue 3, 407-452
The East model is a particular one dimensional interacting particle system in which certain transitions are forbidden according to some constraints depending on the configuration of the system. As such it has received particular attention in the physics literature as a special case of a more general class of systems referred to as kinetically constrained models, which play a key role in explaining some features of the dynamics of glasses. In this paper we give an extensive overview of recent rigorous results concerning the equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics of the East model together with some new improvements.
Keywords: MCMC,kinetically constrained models,East model,non-equilibrium dynamics,coalescence,metastability,aging,interacting particle systems,spectral gap,log-Sobolev,large deviations