Philippe Di Francesco
Service de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay (France)
February 23, 2007 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location
Borrowing examples from statistical physics, we address various enumerative and algebraic combinatorial problems, such as counting maps with marked points at fixed geodesic distances, or exploring relations between alternating sign matrices, plane partitions and the geometry of orbital varieties, via a connection to lattice loop gas. We will show how classical or quantum integrability inherited from the structure of the physical theories at hand can be used to derive exact combinatorial results.
AddressUQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., room SH-3420