Planar Ising Correlations

  • John Palmer

Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. John Palmer
    Pages 1-61
  3. John Palmer
    Pages 105-145
  4. John Palmer
    Pages 147-195
  5. John Palmer
    Pages 197-221
  6. John Palmer
    Pages 223-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-359

About this book


This book examines in detail the correlations for the two-dimensional Ising model in the infinite volume or thermodynamic limit and the sub- and super-critical continuum scaling limits. Steady progress in recent years has been made in understanding the special mathematical features of certain exactly solvable models in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory, including the scaling limits of the 2-D Ising (lattice) model, and more generally, a class of 2-D quantum fields known as holonomic fields.

New results have made it possible to obtain a detailed nonperturbative analysis of the multi-spin correlations. In particular, the book focuses on deformation analysis of the scaling functions of the Ising model. This self-contained work also includes discussions on Pfaffians, elliptic uniformization, the Grassmann calculus for spin representations, Weiner--Hopf factorization, determinant bundles, and monodromy preserving deformations.

This work explores the Ising model as a microcosm of the confluence of interesting ideas in mathematics and physics, and will appeal to graduate students, mathematicians, and physicists interested in the mathematics of statistical mechanics and quantum field theory.


Mathematica algebraic geometry correlation field theory geometry mechanics quantum field theory statistical mechanics topological group theory

Authors and affiliations

  • John Palmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonU.S.A

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2007
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-8176-4248-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-8176-4620-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1544-9998
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1846
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