Phase Transitions and Yang-Baxter Integrability in Two Dimensions
by Professor Paul Pearce
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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