Quantum Statistical Mechanics, graphs and determinants

Series: 
Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:00
2 hours
Location: 
Skiles 255
,  
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
I'll give a brief introduction to the to Quantum Statistical Mechanics in the case of systems of Fermions (e.g. electrons) and try to show that a lot of the mathematical problems can be framed in term of counting (Feynman) graphs or estimating large determinants.