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The Square Ice Model And Its Relation To Combinatorial StructuresStudent-Run Applied & Math Seminar
|Speaker: ||Josh Clement, UC Davis|
|Location: ||3106 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, May 12 2010, 12:10PM|
In statistical mechanics, the "square ice" model represents ice crystals as water molecules on a square grid. This model is related to such disparate structures as alternating sign matrices, fully packed loops, and relations between monotone triangles. Though the model is from statistical mechanics, it is through combinatorics that we learn about these interesting properties.