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Talagrand’s inequality for interacting particle systems satisfying a log-Sobolev inequality

Florian Völlering

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Talagrand’s inequality for independent Bernoulli random variables is extended to many interacting particle systems (IPS). The main assumption is that the IPS satisfies a log-Sobolev inequality. In this context it is also shown that a slightly stronger version of Talagrand’s inequality is equivalent to a log-Sobolev inequality.

Additionally we also look at a common application, the relation between the probability of increasing events and the influences on that event by changing a single spin.


Nous étendons l’inégalité de Talagrand pour des variables aléatoires de Bernoulli à une grande classe de systèmes de particules. L’hypothèse principale est que les systèmes de particules satisfont l’inégalité de log-Sobolev. Dans ce contexte nous démontrons également qu’une version plus forte de l’inégalité de Talagrand est équivalente à l’inégalité de log-Sobolev.

Nous considérons aussi comme application la relation entre la probablité d’un évènement croissant et les “influences” sur cet évènement du changement d’un seul spin.

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Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Probab. Statist., Volume 52, Number 1 (2016), 173-195.

Received: 4 December 2013
Revised: 15 May 2014
Accepted: 29 June 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 6 January 2016

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Primary: 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43]
Secondary: 60C05: Combinatorial probability

Talagrand’s inequality Russo’s formula Variance estimate Dependent random variables Log-Sobolev inequality Interacting particle system


Völlering, Florian. Talagrand’s inequality for interacting particle systems satisfying a log-Sobolev inequality. Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Probab. Statist. 52 (2016), no. 1, 173--195. doi:10.1214/14-AIHP630.

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