Combinatorics and physics
"Combinatorial Physics is an emerging area which unites combinatorial and discrete mathematical techniques applied to theoretical physics, especially Quantum Theory.".
"Physical combinatorics might be defined naively as combinatorics guided by ideas or insights from physics".
Combinatorics has always played an important role in quantum field theory and statistical physics. However, combinatorial physics only emerged as a specific field after a seminal work by Alain Connes and Dirk Kreimer, showing that the renormalization of Feynman diagrams can be described by a Hopf algebra.
Combinatorial physics can be characterized by the use of algebraic concepts to interpret and solve physical problems involving combinatorics. It gives rise to a particularly harmonious collaboration between mathematicians and physicists.
Among the significant physical results of combinatorial physics, we may mention the reinterpretation of renormalization as a Riemann-Hilbert problem, the fact that the Slavnov–Taylor identities of gauge theories generate a Hopf ideal, the quantization of fields and strings and a completely algebraic description of the combinatorics of quantum field theory. The important example of editing combinatorics and physics is relation between enumeration of Alternating sign matrix and Ice-type model. Corresponding ice-type model is six vertex model with domain wall boundary conditions.
- Mathematical physics
- Statistical physics
- Ising model
- Percolation theory
- Tutte polynomial
- Partition function
- Hopf algebra
- Combinatorics and dynamical systems
- Bit-string physics
- Combinatorial hierarchy
- Quantum mechanics
- 2007 International Conference on Combinatorial physics
- Physical Combinatorics, Masaki Kashiwara, Tetsuji Miwa, Springer, 2000, ISBN 0-8176-4175-0
- David Ruelle (1999). Statistical Mechanics, Rigorous Results. World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-02-3862-9.
- A. Connes, D. Kreimer, Renormalization in quantum field theory and the Riemann-Hilbert problem I, Commun. Math. Phys. 210 (2000), 249-273
- A. Connes, D. Kreimer, Renormalization in quantum field theory and the Riemann-Hilbert problem II, Commun. Math. Phys. 216 (2001), 215-241
- W. D. van Suijlekom, Renormalization of gauge fields: A Hopf algebra approach, Commun. Math. Phys. 276 (2007), 773-798
- C. Brouder, B. Fauser, A. Frabetti, R. Oeckl, Quantum field theory and Hopf algebra cohomology, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37 (2004), 5895-5927
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- C. Brouder, Quantum field theory meets Hopf algebra, Mathematische Nachrichten 282 (2009), 1664-1690
- Some Open Problems in Combinatorial Physics, G. Duchamp, H. Cheballah
- One-parameter groups and combinatorial physics, G. Duchamp, K.A. Penson, A.I. Solomon, A.Horzela, P.Blasiak
- Combinatorial Physics, Normal Order and Model Feynman Graphs, A.I. Solomon, P. Blasiak, G. Duchamp, A. Horzela, K.A. Penson
- Hopf Algebras in General and in Combinatorial Physics: a practical introduction, G. Duchamp, P. Blasiak, A. Horzela, K.A. Penson, A.I. Solomon
- Discrete and Combinatorial Physics
- Bit-String Physics: a Novel "Theory of Everything", H. Pierre Noyes
- Combinatorial Physics, Ted Bastin, Clive W. Kilmister, World Scientific, 1995, ISBN 981-02-2212-2
- Physical Combinatorics and Quasiparticles, Giovanni Feverati, Paul A. Pearce, Nicholas S. Witte
- Fitzgerald, Hannah. "Physical Combinatorics of Non-Unitary Minimal Models" (PDF). CiteSeerX . Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- Paths, Crystals and Fermionic Formulae, G.Hatayama, A.Kuniba, M.Okado, T.Takagi, Z.Tsuboi
- On powers of Stirling matrices, István Mező
- "On cluster expansions in graph theory and physics", N BIGGS — The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, 1978 - Oxford Univ Press
- Enumeration Of Rational Curves Via Torus Actions, Maxim Kontsevich, 1995
- Non-commutative Calculus and Discrete Physics, Louis H. Kauffman, February 1, 2008
- Sequential cavity method for computing free energy and surface pressure, David Gamarnik, Dmitriy Katz, July 9, 2008
Combinatorics and statistical physics
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- Combinatorics In Statistical Physics
- Hard Constraints and the Bethe Lattice: Adventures at the Interface of Combinatorics and Statistical Physics, Graham Brightwell, Peter Winkler
- Graphs, Morphisms, and Statistical Physics: DIMACS Workshop Graphs, Morphisms and Statistical Physics, March 19-21, 2001, DIMACS Center, Jaroslav Nešetřil, Peter Winkler, AMS Bookstore, 2001, ISBN 0-8218-3551-3
- Proc. of Combinatorics and Physics, Los Alamos, August 1998
- Physics and Combinatorics 1999: Proceedings of the Nagoya 1999 International Workshop, Anatol N. Kirillov, Akihiro Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Umemura, World Scientific, 2001, ISBN 981-02-4578-5
- Physics and combinatorics 2000: proceedings of the Nagoya 2000 International Workshop, Anatol N. Kirillov, Nadejda Liskova, World Scientific, 2001, ISBN 981-02-4642-0
- Asymptotic combinatorics with applications to mathematical physics: a European mathematical summer school held at the Euler Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 9-20, 2001, Anatoliĭ, Moiseevich Vershik, Springer, 2002, ISBN 3-540-40312-4
- Counting Complexity: An International Workshop On Statistical Mechanics And Combinatorics, 10–15 July 2005, Dunk Island, Queensland, Australia
- Proceedings of the Conference on Combinatorics and Physics, MPIM Bonn, March 19–23, 2007