I am a Zuckerman Postdoctoral Fellow at Tel Aviv University, working on probability theory in discrete systems and statistical physics. I am broadly interested in discrete systems that undergo phase transition phenomena.

My research has two main focus areas: first, I work on lattice models, such as the random-cluster model, the six-vertex model, or the loop-O(n) model. More specifically, I have been working on using tools from probability, analysis, and exactly solvable systems to gain insight into the critical behavior of some classical models of statistical physics.

I am also interested in large deviations of random graphs, and the phase transitions associated with them - especially the ones that fit into the replica-symmetric/replica-symmetry breaking paradigm.

I am working in the group of Prof. Ron Peled . Before I was in Tel Aviv, I spent a year as a postdoc at IHES Paris working with Prof. Hugo Duminil-Copin, and two years in the probabiilty group at the University of Geneva, headed by Prof. Stanislav Smirnov and Prof. Duminil-Copin. I completed my PhD at the Courant Institute, where I was advised by Prof. Sourav Chaterjee, currently at Stanford University, and Prof. Joel Spencer.

Curriculum vitae available here.## Publications

M. Harel, F. Mousset, W. Samotij.**On the upper tail problem for certain polynomials of independent Bernoulli variables**| In Preparation N. Crawford, A. Glazman, M. Harel, R. Peled.

**Long loops in the loop O(n) model via XOR trick and circle packing**| In Preparation H. Duminil-Copin, M. Harel, B. Laslier, A. Raoufi, G. Ray.

**Roughness of the height function for square-ice**| In Preparation M. Harel, Y. Spinka.

**Finitary codings for the random-cluster model and other infinite-range monotone models**| arxiv H. Duminil-Copin, M. Gangebin, M. Harel, I. Manolescu, V. Tassion.

**Discontinuity of the phase transition for the planar random-cluster and Potts models with q >4**| arxiv H. Duminil-Copin, M. Gangebin, M. Harel, I. Manolescu, V. Tassion.

**The Bethe Ansatz for the six-vertex and XXZ models: an exposition**| arxiv M. Harel, E. Mossel, P. Strack, O. Tammuz.

**When More Information Reduces the Speed of Learning**| arxiv S. Chatterjee, M. Harel.

**Localization in Random Geometric Graphs With Too Many Edges**| arxiv A. Kleinman, M. Harel, L. Pachter.

**Affine and Projective Tree Metric Theorems**| arxiv

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Matan Harel |

Tel Aviv University | |

30 Chaim Levanon Street | |

Tel Aviv, Israel | |

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