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Integrable Models in Statistical Physics and Associated Universality Theorems and Conjectures


Speaker: Craig A. Tracy, UC Davis
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Mon, Mar 16 2009, 4:10PM

This lecture, designed for a general audience, will survey "exactly solvable" models in statistical physics. The three main examples will be the 2D Ising model, Random Matrix Models, and the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process. The underlying theme is the connection with integrable differential equations of Painlevé type.