Rado Lecture 2 - Thomas Spencer

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Thomas Spencer
October 29, 2013
4:30PM - 5:30PM
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Cockins Hall 240

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Add to Calendar 2013-10-29 16:30:00 2013-10-29 17:30:00 Rado Lecture 2 - Thomas Spencer Title:  Duality and Symmetry in Statistical Mechanics and Random MatricesSpeaker:  Thomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced StudyAbstract:  I will introduce some basic models of interacting spins on a lattice and describe transitions from order to disorder.  Spins will typically take values in a symmetric space such as the circle or sphere. Duality and symmetry play a central role in the description and analysis of phase transitions. Universality at the critical and low temperatures is described. 2013 Rado Lecture Poster Cockins Hall 240 Department of Mathematics math@osu.edu America/New_York public
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TitleDuality and Symmetry in Statistical Mechanics and Random Matrices

SpeakerThomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced Study

Abstract:  I will introduce some basic models of interacting spins on a lattice and describe transitions from order to disorder.  Spins will typically take values in a symmetric space such as the circle or sphere. Duality and symmetry play a central role in the description and analysis of phase transitions. Universality at the critical and low temperatures is described.

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