Mixing time of random walk on dynamical random cluster

Andrea Lelli, Alexandre Stauffer

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We study the mixing time of a random walker who moves inside a dynamical random cluster model on the d-dimensional torus of side-length n. In this model, edges switch at rate \mu between open and closed, following a Glauber dynamics for the random cluster model with parameters p,q. At the same time, the walker jumps at rate 1 as a simple random walk on the torus, but is only allowed to traverse open edges. We show that for small enough p the mixing time of the random walker is of order n^2/\mu. In our proof we construct of a non-Markovian coupling through a multi-scale analysis of the environment, which we believe could be more widely applicable.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2022


  • math.PR
  • cs.DM


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