Spring 2012

## Spring 2012

**Venue:** HSB 317

The theme for the current semester is **The Ising Model**. We plan to study exact solutions to the 1d and 2d Ising model, Kasteleyn's exact solution to the dimer model(perfect matchings) and how the 2d Ising model is an example of a dimer model, Sorin Istrail's proof of the NP-completeness of the non-planar Ising model (e.g. the 3d Ising model).