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Combinatorics and loop models: a review

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Paul Zinn-Justin, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 15 2012, 4:10PM

We shall review recent developments in the combinatorial interpretation of certain models coming from two-dimensional statistical mechanics, especially loop models. Among the subjects we shall discuss are the Razumov-Stroganov correspondence, the enumeration of Alternating Sign Matrices and the geometry of Orbital Varieties.