Throughout the previous chapters, we have seen the close relationship between conformal field theory and two-dimensional statistical mechanics. In fact, at criticality, the detailed behavior of a statistical mechanical system gets washed out, and universality sets in. Since we have a complete classification of certain classes of conformal field theories, we should be able to catalog the models of statistical mechanics at criticality according to known representations of conformal field theories.
KeywordsPartition Function Ising Model Transfer Matrix Critical Exponent Conformal Field Theory
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