Graduate Student Seminar: “The Ising Model and the Statistics of Magnets.”

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
111 MSB
Nicholas Cox-Steib (Univ of Missouri)

Abstract: Originally introduced as a simple ‘toy model’ describing magnetic solids, the Ising model has proven to be surprisingly rich. In this talk I plan to focus on the motivation behind the definition and discuss the original solution of the 1-D model, due to Ising.  If time permits, I will mention the very interesting behavior of the system in higher dimensions.

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