September 12, 2012
Collins Conference Room
Stephan Mertens (Theoretical Physics, Otto-von-Guericke University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute)
Abstract. Where do the holes go when the cheese is gone? While we leave this question to the philosophers, we will address a related question: how many holes can a cheese contain before it falls apart? Or, more general, how much local damage can a system bear before it breaks completely? Percolation theory has been dealing with this type of questions for more than 50 years. In this talk I will present two new and very efficient algorithms that allow us to investigate percolating systems with unprecedented accuracy.
This is joined work with Cris Moore (SFI). The presentation contains nudity.
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Cris Moore
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