School Seminars and Colloquia

Phase Transitions and Yang-Baxter Integrability in Two Dimensions


by Professor Paul Pearce

Institution: University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 19th October 2010
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: Phase transitions are ubiquitous in nature. Familiar examples include the freezing and boiling of water, a magnet losing its magnetic properties at high temperatures and steam under pressure finding a path and percolating through coffee grinds. It is notoriously difficult to find exact mathematical solutions to such problems but, miraculously, this can be achieved in certain simplified mathematical models using Yang-Baxter methods. This colloquium will be an introduction and overview of these topics.

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