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.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2022|