
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
TemperleyLieb algebras."
(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 "Wickrotation", and to further confuse the issue, Physicists also interchange Euclideantime 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