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The Marvelous Mathematics of Quantum Spin Systems


Speaker: Bruno Nachtergaele, UCD
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Thu, May 19 2005, 4:10PM

Quantum spin systems have been studied in physics as models of magnetism from the beginning of quantum mechanics. As mathematical (and physical) models they seem to possess a magical mixture of simplicity and complexity just right to be able to inspire an amazing variety of new mathematical structures and ideas. We will present several of those marvelous pieces of mathematics drawn from analysis, combinatorics, probability, representation theory and more.