Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 159, Issue 3, pp 492–529 | Cite as

A Renormalisation Group Method. III. Perturbative Analysis

  • Roland Bauerschmidt
  • David C. Brydges
  • Gordon Slade


This paper is the third in a series devoted to the development of a rigorous renormalisation group method for lattice field theories involving boson fields, fermion fields, or both. In this paper, we motivate and present a general approach towards second-order perturbative renormalisation, and apply it to a specific supersymmetric field theory which represents the continuous-time weakly self-avoiding walk on \({{{\mathbb {Z}}}^{d}}\). Our focus is on the critical dimension \(d=4\). The results include the derivation of the perturbative flow of the coupling constants, with accompanying estimates on the coefficients in the flow. These are essential results for subsequent application to the 4-dimensional weakly self-avoiding walk, including a proof of existence of logarithmic corrections to their critical scaling. With minor modifications, our results also apply to the 4-dimensional \(n\)-component \(|\varphi |^4\) spin model.


Renormalisation group Perturbation theory Self-avoiding walk 

Mathematics Subject Classification

82B28 82B41 81T60 60K35 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Bauerschmidt
    • 1
    • 2
  • David C. Brydges
    • 1
  • Gordon Slade
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.School of MathematicsInstitute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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