School Seminars and Colloquia

Series expansions from the corner transfer matrix renormalization group method

Mathematical Physics Seminar

by Yao-ban Chan

Date: Mon 23rd May 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Old Geology 2, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: The corner transfer matrix renormalization group method is a
powerful algorithm for evaluating physical quantities in statistical mechanical models. It was developed by Nishino and Okunishi in 1996, and originates from Baxter's corner transfer matrix equations and method, which were developed in 1978. The method has been applied to numerous models since its development to great success, but has not been used to calculate series expansions (which Baxter did with his original method). In this talk, we discuss the CTMRG method, our work on this method which has enabled us to calculate series expansions from it, and the models we have applied it to.

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