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Dimers and Sp(2n) webs

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Haihan Wu, UC Davis
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Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Feb 13 2024, 3:10PM

The dimer model is a statistical mechanical model that studys random dimer covers (perfect matchings) of a graph. Kasteleyn's theorem computes the number of dimer covers of a graph by calculating the determinant of a modified adjacency matrix. The generalizations of the theorem connect dimers to type A webs. I will talk about further generalizations to the type C case. This talk is based on upcoming joint work with Richard Kenyon.

(Note the later start time of 3:10pm)