Leeds Statistical Mechanics Discussion Group

Past meetings: Winter 08 session

Initial meeting: October 9th (Thursday) at 2pm in Mall 2
1. Introduction/welcome
2. Jeanne Scott: "Potts models" (scan of participant's notes)

2nd meeting: October 16th (Thursday) at 2pm in Mall 1
1. Jeanne Scott: "Potts models" continued, interpolating:
1a. Paul Martin: "Where's the Physics!? What is a partition function?" (scan of participant's notes)

3rd meeting: October 23rd (Thursday) at 2pm in Mall 1
1. Paul Martin: "Where's the Physics!? (Contd.) The Potts partition function of a graph. The partition vector of a bounded graph. The 1D Ising model." (scan of participant's notes)

4th meeting: October 30th (Thursday) at 2pm in Mall 1
1. Paul Martin: "OK, so what's a partition vector/transfer matrix/correlation function then!? And where's the algebra?" (scan of participant's notes)

5th meeting: November 6th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Paul Martin: "...And where's the analysis? Physics and the analytic structure of the partition function." (scan of participant's notes)

6th meeting: November 13th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Sathish Sukumaran: "Thermodynamics I." (scan of participant's notes)

7th meeting: November 20th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Sathish Sukumaran: "Thermodynamics II." (scan of participant's notes)

8th meeting: November 27th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Sathish Sukumaran: "Thermodynamics III." (scan of participant's notes)

9th meeting: December 3rd (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Robert Marsh: "Potts partition functions -- Concatenating graphs." (scan of participant's notes)

10th meeting: December 10th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Sathish Sukumaran: "Thermodynamics IIII."

11th meeting: January 29th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Robert Marsh: "Potts partition functions -- Concatenating graphs II."

12th meeting: Feb 5th (Thursday) 2pm Mall 1
1. Robert Marsh: "The Potts transfer matrix: rise of the Temperley-Lieb algebras."

Many thanks to Robert Marsh for the scanned notes so far. Copies of participants' notes of further meetings are being collated, and will be made available. Please contact Sathish.

Links that have come up in discussions:

SMDG Emails that it might be helpful to broadcast:
(Peter to Robert, on quivers in SM)
I have attached some stuff on the connections between quivers and 
Statistical Mechanics for Thursday. I hope some of its helpful ...

0011192v3 - is a handwaving way to define a quiver in Physics

0503149v2 - is a way of defining Statistical Mechanics from quivers

jehp122005025 - is an explicit quiver for the Ising model

0302228v1 - is formally why duals aren't very well defined ideas in
             (space+time) models of Physics. The mapping is known as
             "Wick-rotation", and to further confuse the issue, Physicists
             also interchange Euclidean-time with the temperature "beta"
             in this context.

0610003v2 - is a bit more what I'm doing on "time", using a description of 
9911114v1   the singularities associated with covering maps (space+time
             -> space) called asymptotic freedom.  

(Matt to Sathish, on temperature)
... (omitted -- hopefully Sathish's notes will abstract this)

Organisers: Sathish, Jeanne and Paul